Presentation on theme: "Act Locally, Think Globally: Make a Stronger Impact through Service Sunday, July 6, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada."— Presentation transcript:
Act Locally, Think Globally: Make a Stronger Impact through Service Sunday, July 6, 2014 Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Welcome to the Workshop! Act Locally, Think Globally: Make a Stronger Impact through Service Sunday, July 6, 2014
Moderator Yamandu P. Acosta Past International Director (2010-2012) Eufaula Lions Club (District 34 C, Alabama, USA)
Group Exercise Complete the following statement: The most meaningful service project that I have done was…. Break into group to discuss your projects and identify the three most important pillars of meaningful service.
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Lions have a rich history of impacting the lives of millions of people through service. Now, more than ever, we are in a position to extend our network of care, through: the four Global Service Action Campaigns, and
Global Service Action Campaigns What are the Global Service Action Campaigns? Engaging our Youth (August) Sharing the Vision (October) Relieving the Hunger (December and January) Protecting our Environment (April)
Global Service Action Campaigns Engaging our Youth (August) Recognize the power of youth involvement. Demonstrate your commitment to youth development. Plan activities in connection with United Nations International Youth Day (www.un.org/youth), also in August. Organize projects throughout the month that engage and mobilize youth to help communities. Include youth as members of your planning committee.
Global Service Action Campaigns Sharing the Vision (October) Mobilize your club members to make a difference in your community. Plan highly visible, hands-on projects that Lions can easily get involved with. Raise awareness of the importance of healthy vision and causes of vision loss. Help community members who live with blindness and visual impairment.
Global Service Action Campaigns Relieving the Hunger (December - January) Organize projects that mobilize your club members to help those who don’t have enough to eat. Learn about your community’s needs and implement projects for your club to make a difference.
Global Service Action Campaigns Protecting Our Environment (April) Pollution, lack of clean water and loss of plant and wildlife are growing threats to our communities. Organize projects to improve and protect the environment. Raise awareness of the need to protect the environment in connection with Earth Day.
Resources for Lions Each Global Service Action Campaign and the Reading Action Program has resources to help you: Call to Action Flyer Club Activity Guide Project Idea Sheet Sample Press Release
Use the following resources to plan and promote your project: Call to Action Flyer: Get an overview of the Global Service Action Campaign – and ideas to jumpstart your project. Planning Guide: Use this step-by-step guide to organize your very own project. Project Ideas: Review ideas you and your club can use to participate in the campaign. News Release: Send a news release to local media to help publicize your project. Partners! Can help you expand your reach of service. Resources
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Getting Started: Create a planning committee to: to help drive the success of your project connect through a common vision share the work help motivate members to participate include community partners
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Getting Started: Choose a project that: will help meet a community need reflects the interests of club members is hands-on and highly visible your club members can easily engage in
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Ensure success of your project Set goals that you would like to accomplish by the project’s conclusion Publicize your project
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Implement Your Project: Involve your club members! Invite family, friends and co-workers to help. Plan to have a member who is prepared to answer questions from volunteers, elected officials, special guests, local media and other members of the community.
Act Locally, Think Globally! Make a Stronger Impact through Service Report Your Activity: Report your service activities through MyLCI’s Online Service Activity Report. http://mylci.lionsclubs.org Review frequently asked questions about service activity reporting. Act Locally, Think Globally! You are part of the Global Network.
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Celebrate Your Success: Share your project’s accomplishments with the people who helped make the project a success. Send thank you letters Distribute news release to local media Send newsletter to community members who supported your project
Make a Stronger Impact through Service Celebrate Your Success: Host a volunteer and partner awards ceremony. Present certificates of appreciation. Share your success with your Lions family – post photos and stories on social media.
Aga Khan Foundation David Boyer Sr. Director Prince Sadruddin, Aga Khan Fund for the Environment, Aga Khan Foundation http://www.akdn.org/akf
Special Olympics David Evangelista VP Global Development and Government Relations Special Olympics http://www.specialolympics.org/
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