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1 W ELCOME TO T HE L IONS C LUB OF I NFORMATION E VENING

2 W HY ARE WE H ERE ? Is this a Lions Club Meeting? NO But it is a meeting of interested persons in this community.

3 W HAT WILL WE ACHIEVE ? This club has goals and ambitions. We currently have ?? Members. We need to strengthen our club so we can continue as a viable service club in this area.

4 W HAT DO YOU N EED ? Firstly, why did you accept our invitation to join with us tonight? What information or questions are you hoping to have answered here tonight?

5 S O W HO ARE W E ? We are members of the International Association of Lions Clubs World’s largest service organisation 1.4 million members 206 countries around the globe

6 We are committed to the service of our fellow man and to those less fortunate than ourselves Our motto worldwide is “WE SERVE” W HO ARE W E ?

7 B RIEF H ISTORY OF L IONS Formed in 1917 in Chicago Founded by Melvin Jones In New Zealand, Lions began in 1955 Lions Clubs have Purposes and a Code of Ethics which we strive to live by

8 L IONS I NTERNATIONAL P URPOSES To foster a spirit of understanding amongst the peoples of the world To promote the principles of good citizenship To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community

9 To unite Lion Clubs through friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. To provide a forum for the discussion of all matters of public interest except politics and religion To encourage people to serve their community without financial reward To encourage high standards in public and private endeavours L IONS I NTERNATIONAL P URPOSES

10 O UR C LUB - …………… Formed …. years ago in 19…., currently has ……. Members. Made up of people who reside or work in our area. Membership is open to (both Men and Women insert details). No age limit - but must be at least 18

11 O UR P ROGRAMME Each Lions year starts in July A Board of Directors is elected by all club members We have a President, Secretary and Treasurer and others who make up the Board

12 M EETINGS : Two meetings each month – ( on the and , ----day’s: Social, where we either have a Guest speaker ________________________ Business meeting, where donations, projects and future plans are discussed.

13 S O W HAT D OES IT ALL C OST ?? Once-off joining fee of …………. We have a Dinner …….. per month at $.... for your meal. Bar facilities available at your cost. We pay a membership fee of $..... per ½ year Now that’s not over the top to meet new friends and serve your community is it?

14 O UR P RIORITIES Family comes First Our work or business comes second And then Lions We place huge emphasis On having FUN

15 W HAT WE ASK FROM YOU : Attend the two meeting per month if you are able Become involved in one major activity per year (more if you wish) Meet your financial obligations If you can do these thing we would love to have you come onboard and join us.

16 W HAT IS PLANNED IN THE COMING YEAR : 1.……………………………………………….. 2.……………………………………………….. 3.………………………………………………… 4.………………………………………………….. On the Social front: BBQ at Members Houses Christmas Party

17 FUN WITH PROJECTS Insert you own slides - Examples Follow on sample slides that follow…………

18 E QUIPMENT FOR LOCAL EMERGENCY SERVICES Jaws of Life Defibrillator

19 I N S UMMARY We believe that being a Lion is a special privilege We can make a difference in the lives of others by giving a helping hand up - not just a hand out Each and every Lion in this room tonight was invited to join our association

20 A S MEMBERSHIP IS BY INVITATION. We offer this opportunity to each and everyone of you By your attendance here tonight we know that you have our community at heart We acknowledge the fact that you may need to take some time to make your decision

21 D OES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU ? If so, come and join us - we are sure you won’t regret it THE MORE WE ARE - THE MORE WE CAN DO!

22 T HANK YOU for giving up your evening to be with us tonight Please stay and join us for some supper and a chat before going home


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