Joe Preston 2015-03-12 05:55:10
Mark Our Centennial With a Membership Drive I didn’t know it at the time, but one of the greatest days of my life was the day a work colleague invited me to a Lions meeting. My life changed forever and became infinitely more meaningful because someone had the courage, confidence and foresight to ask me to be a Lion. This month, as part of our centennial celebration, I ask you to ask others to become a Lion. Our centennial will be a lot of things to a lot of people—a celebration, a remembrance, a call to further service. But it also will be a giant lever to ensure our vitality and service capability by increasing our membership. Strengthen the Pride by adding members and allowing others to discover the satisfaction, even joy, of service. Our well-conceived Membership Awards program, part of our centennial celebration, began April 1 and ends June 30, 2018. We have a series of incentive awards for Lions and Lions clubs to sponsor new members and new clubs. Lions who sponsor new members or help organize new clubs and clubs that induct new members or sponsor new clubs will receive beautiful limited-edition pins, certificates and banner patches. We know the true reward of advancing Lions’ mission of service is the pride and feeling of satisfaction among members. But at the same time we want to properly recognize Lions for their membership efforts. We relish it when we’re thanked for our service. Consider these tokens of appreciation a giant thank-you from Lions Clubs International. The details on the Membership Awards program are on pages 36 and can be found at lionsclubs.org as well. I know Lions always respond when asked, and I know Lions will do their very best to add to our rolls so we can do even more service. I wish you happy hunting for members! Just imagine if every Lion asked one person to join their club. Watch the “Ask 1” video at lionmagazine.org.
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