Everything you
ever wanted to
know, but were
afraid to ask!
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The World’s Largest Service
Organization
Over 1.4 Million Members (Men
and Women)
45, 977 Clubs
747 Districts
208 countries Worldwide
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June 7, 1917
Chicago area businessman,
Melvin Jones organized the first
Lions Meeting (Note: Melvin
Jones was never an
International President)
October 1917, the first Lions
Convention was held in Dallas,
TX, with 22 clubs participating
Lions Motto
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To empower
volunteers to serve
their communities,
meet humanitarian
needs, encourage
peace and promote
international
understanding
through Lions clubs.
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LIONS
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L= Liberty
I = Intelligence
O= Our
N =Nation’s
S = Safety
Or has some LIONS have
said
Loving Individuals Offering
Needed Service
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1925—Lions
Convention
Keynote Speaker is
Helen Keller
“Knights of the blind
in the crusade against
darkness.”
Lions Clubs International Foundation
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The Charitable Arm of the
International Association of
Lions Clubs—Major Grants and
Disaster Relief
Campaign SightFirst raised
more than $150 million for
curable and preventable
blindness
Many grants given to New
Hampshire for major
endeavors over the last ten
years.
•Melvin Jones Fellowship—
Opportunity to honor and
recognize fellow Lions or
citizens of the community
•New England Melvin Jones
Dinner—Each Feb.
•Campaign SightFirst II has
raised $204 million,
exceeding its goal
Some Accomplishments of LCIF
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Since 1991, LCIF has saved or restored the sight of
27 million people worldwide.
Delivered 88 million doses of Mectezan to prevent
River Blindness in 9 million people in 12 equatorial
countries
Performed over 6 million cataract surgeries.
Established over 650 eye clinics in underdeveloped
countries.
Is working to eradicate Trachoma from Central
Africa.
THE
LION MAGAZINE
First printed January, 1931
10 issue per year
Printed in 22 Languages
ENGLISH
SPANISH
SWEDISH
KOREAN
DANISH
ICELANDIC
GERMAN
FINNISH
TURKISH
CHINESE
GREEK
HINDI
PORTUGUESE
FLEMISH- FRENCH
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FRENCH
DUTCH
ITALIAN
JAPANESE
NORWEGIAN
POLISH
THAI
INDONESIAN
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS
ORGANIZATIONAL CHART
Board of Directors
34 Elected Directors
1st VP
District
Cabinet
Cabinet
Sec/Treas
President
2nd VP
District
Governor
1st VDG
2nd VDG
Region
Chairs
Zone
Chairs
Club
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Zone
Chairs
Club
Club
Zone
Chairs
Club
Club
Club
Conventions/Seminars
2013 Hamburg Germany
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Multiple District 44 Mid Winter
Conference—January
2014 Toronto Canada
2015 Honolulu HI
2016 Fukuoka Japan
2017 Chigago IL (100
years of lions)
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District 44 State Conventions—
May
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International Convention of
Lions—July
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USA/Canada Forum—
September
Overaland Park Ka 2013
Perto Rico 2014
Grand Rapids Mi- 2015
Omaha NE -2016
What about in New Hampshire?
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In New Hampshire :
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Almost 2500 members
80 Clubs Statewide
Two Districts:
44N
44H
Make up Multiple District MD 44
Multiple District Dates
Jun/Jul LCI Convention
JUL TSSA matches
JUL Council Meeting
Aug Cabinet Meetings
Sep USA/Canada Forum
Sep TSSA Annual Meeting
Oct NHLS&H open house
Oct Haunted House
Oct NELC meeting
Nov Council Meeting
Nov Cabinet Meetings
Jan Mid Winter Convention
Feb NELC
Feb Council Meeting
Mar Cabinet Meetings
Mar LTSSA Banquet
Apr DG Homecomings
Apr District Training
May Spring Conventions
Jun NELC
What Lions Clubs do
in their own towns
Eye care for the needy
Assistance to the elderly
Scholarships
Youth activities
Library programs
Vision screenings
Community projects
Ambulance service
Environmental projects
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Safety projects
Blood drives
Special Olympics
Homeless assistance
Recreation facilities
Lions Youth exchange
Drug awareness
Food & fuel banks
New Hampshire Lions Sight and
Hearing Foundation
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The Foundation provides sight and hearing grants to NH Lions Clubs
for projects that are too big for the Club to handle on their own. The
Foundation has an Endowment fund of over $750,000. The
Foundation also raises money thru several
Annual fund raisers. Haunted House, 150 Club, Eye Ball, Twin State
Soccer, Mints, and several others. The Foundation also raises money
for the endowment by selling Granite State Fellowships. The cost is
$500.00 and they can be given to individual Lions, other individuals,
and corporations.
All NH Lions are members – Foundation is run by a Executive
committee and Board of Directors elected each year at mid - Winter
Lions Youth Services (LYS)
formerly Lions Youth Development of NH (LYDNH)
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Lions Youth Services mission is:
to provide the young people of New Hampshire with
opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and
service, individually and collectively, through sponsorship of
activities identified as best practices in the field of youth
development.
to coordinate and host workshops for Lions-Quest programs in
New Hampshire.
Encouraging, guiding, and mentoring youth are investments in
the future.
TSSA Twin State Soccer Assoc.
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Comprised of 44N 44H and 45VT
Holds Soccer Games for Boys and Girls in
Jul – All Star Seniors
Fundrasier for NHLS&H and Austine Camp
for the Blind.
HSB – Health Services Board
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Project of the MD
Does screenings for Sight and Vision and
other health issues.
Includes Kids Sight, Dog Sight, and Vision
2xxx weekend.
Lions and Kids……
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Leo Programs
International Peace Poster Contest
Kids at Risk—Mentoring Programs
International Youth Camps/Youth
Exchange
Local Scholarships
DUES STRUCTURE
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International Dues………………………$ 43.00 per year (2013)
Multiple District 44 Dues
$ 9.45 per Year
Total
$ 52.45 per year
Club dues may vary from club to club.
Some Clubs bill bi-annually
Badges, Pins, and Crests
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Each Club has some form of Badge
MD issues a pin every year
Some DG’s issue Pins
Many Clubs have Pins – or special event
pins – i.e Anniversery, Charter, etc.
Crests designate District Officers
Acronyms
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At the International Level: group order
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LCI
Lions Club International
LCIF Lions Club International Foundation
ID
International Director
PID
Past International Director
IP
International President
PIP
Past International President
IPIP Immediate Past International Pres.
MJF Melvin Jones Fellow
PR
Public Relations
WMMR Web Monthly Membership Report
MAR Monthly Activity Report
AAR Annual Activities Report
ACOR Annual Club Officers Report
CGL Certified Guiding Lion
CSFII Campaign Sight First II
HCTB Healthy Club ToolBox\
GLT Global Leadership Team
GMT Global Membership Team
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Acronyms
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At the District – Zone – Club Level: group order
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PCC
MCC
RC
MD
MCST
DG
DGE
PDG
IPDG
CST
FVDG
SVDG
ZC
GSF
LYS
LSHF
NELC
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Past Council Chairperson
Multiple Council Chairperson
Region Chairperson
Multiple District
Multiple Cabinet Secretary Treasurer
District Governor
District Governor Elect
Past District Governor
Immediate Past District Governor
Cabinet Secretary Treasurer
First Vice District Governor
Second Vice District Governor
Zone Chairperson
Granite State Fellow
Lions Youth Services (formerly LYDNH)
Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
New England Lions Council
WEB SITES TO REMEMBER
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Lions Clubs International
www.lionsclubs.org
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New Hampshire Lions MD 44
www.nhlions.org
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