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Lions Clubs International
H ISTORICAL
H IGHLIGHTS
1917
Melvin Jones
establishes the
Association of
Lions Clubs
“You can’t get very far until
you start doing something
for someone else.”
- Melvin Jones
1920
First club chartered in Canada
1925
Lions become
“knights of the blind
in the crusade
against darkness”
1930
White canes
introduced as a
symbol of the
blind
1954
“We Serve”
established as official motto of LCI
1957
First Leo club chartered in
Pennsylvania, USA
1968
Lions Clubs
International Foundation
established
1973
Melvin Jones
Fellowship
created
1987
Women become LIONS
1989
First International
Peace Poster
Contest
1989 winner
2005
Campaign SightFirst II
is launched
2008
Lions in China
provide earthquake relief
2010
Lions provide
earthquake relief in Haiti
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Member
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Club
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Zone
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Region
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District
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Multiple District
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International Board of Directors
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International Headquarters
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Member
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Clubs
Club Structure
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Club President
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Immediate Past President
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Vice Presidents
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Secretary/Treasurer
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Membership Director
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Other elected chairpersons
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Lion Tamer
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Tail Twister
C LUB P RESIDENT
Responsibilities
• Chief executive officer of club
• Calls club and board meetings
• Conducts club meetings
• Appoints standing/special committees
• Active member of district governor’s
advisory committee
C LUB P RESIDENT
Challenges
• Conduct efficient and
enjoyable meetings
• Keep members involved
• Inspire members to achieve
level of excellence
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Zone
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Region
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District
D ISTRICT S TRUCTURE
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District Governor
Immediate Past District Governor
First Vice District Governor
Second Vice District Governor
Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer
Region & Zone Chairpersons
District Committee Chairpersons
D ISTRICT G OVERNOR
Responsibilities
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Administer membership growth/new club
development
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Promote club/district leadership development
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Protect association’s registered trademarks
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Promote LCIF and service activities of LCI
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Preside over cabinet, convention, other
district meetings
D ISTRICT G OVERNOR
Responsibilities (cont.)
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Ensure clubs function according to Constitution
& By-Laws
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Monitor club payments and district finances
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Promote harmony among clubs
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Supervise cabinet officers/district appointees
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Perform functions required by the International
Board of Directors, District Governor Team
Manual, etc.
First Vice District Governor
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Perform duties assigned by district governor,
International Board of Directors
Conduct meetings in absence of district
governor
Visit clubs as representative of district
governor
Ensure clubs are active and strong
Assist district committees with strategic plans,
goal-setting
Second Vice District
Governor
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Perform duties assigned by district governor,
International Board of Directors
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Conduct meetings in absence of district
governor, first vice district governor
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Assist district governor, first vice district
governor in budget planning
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Visit clubs as representative of district
governor
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Assist district committees with strategic plans
and goal-setting
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Review health and status of clubs
O RGANIZATION
Multiple
District
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International
Board of
Directors
I NTERNATIONAL
B OARD OF D IRECTORS
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President
Immediate Past President
First Vice President
Second Vice President
International Directors
Board Appointees
Administrative Officers:
Executive Director, Treasurer,
Secretary
Constitutional Areas
United States of
America, its
affiliates, Bermuda
& the Bahamas
Canada
South America,
Central America,
Mexico & Islands of
the Caribbean Sea
South Asia,
Africa and the
Middle East
Australia, New
Zealand, Papua New
Guinea, Indonesia &
Islands of the South
Pacific Ocean
Europe
The Orient and
Southeast Asia
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International
Headquarters
L IONS C LUBS
I NTERNATIONAL H EADQUARTERS
C LUB S UPPLIES
AND D ISTRIBUTION
C ONVENTION
E XTENSION AND
M EMBERSHIP
D ISTRICT AND C LUB
A DMINISTRATION
I NFORMATION
T ECHNOLOGY
F INANCE
S ERVICE
A CTIVITIES
L EGAL
LCIF
L EADERSHIP
P UBLIC R ELATIONS AND
C OMMUNICATIONS
We Serve
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Service
Programs
Community
Services
Environmental
Services
Health and
Wellness
Disaster
Preparedness/
Relief
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