The Latest from Social Media and the Web Find it at LionsClubs.org The International Club Twinning Program is a way for clubs in different countries to support each other, swap ideas and even share projects. Lions and Leos can participate; however, twinning must occur between like clubs (i.e., Lions with Lions, Leos with Leos). Would you like to learn more about “twinning up”? Visit the Lions Member Center at http://members.lionsclubs.org. Click on “Serve!” then “Global Outreach.” Facebook Feedback In April, we asked Lions how they are using social media to generate interest in their clubs. We received many wonderful responses! Here are a few: Miguel Chagas I use it to share the humanitarian projects Lions constantly do in the entire world. At the same time, I hope that Lions in my region get more and more ideas to help the community. I have grown very fond of Lions Club members. They really make the difference in the world, and that's exactly what we need in times like this. Carl Van Blerk, Edens Lions Club, George, South Africa I decided to see if it would be possible to start new clubs through social media marketing. I selected my focus area, Plettenberg Bay (South Africa), and went looking for as many community-based Facebook pages I could find— and there were many. … I was amazed at how quickly people started to respond after posting my ads on Facebook—in no time at all I had great interest. … In the next week, we should be chartering the club with between 20 and 30 new members. (All this can take place in under a month.) Sajee Singh, Bhopal Fizaa Lions Club, Madhya Pradesh, India We have created Facebook pages, groups, a website and e-clubhouse, and also branched out to many other social channels such as Twitter, Instagram, Google +, YouTube, What app. … Everyone has their social platform of choice. …The key is keeping it up to date with relevant and engaging content that will attract new members and highlight the club with the existing membership. Watch for our next Facebook question in May! Helping Kids Take a Peep at Life Lions Clubs International has teamed up with the World Health Organization to fight childhood blindness in Argentina. Read more at lionsclub.org (search for blog and argentina and scroll down to Lions, Leos and LCIF blog). Featured Digital Club From Christmas baskets to disaster relief to a monthly pancake breakfast, the Lyle Lions Club blitzes the community with its activities. Readers can find event listings on Facebook, Twitter, eClubhouse and a special webpage called Gorgelink.com, a site just for nonprofits in southwest Washington and northwest Oregon. The club also makes extensive use of Facebook to commemorate events; you’ll see an explosion of pink, blue, green and other pastels in its photos of springtime Easter egg hunts, crafts and flowers. Kudos to the Lyle Lions Club for its colorful use of social media. Connect with Us Online: lionsclubs.org/web Email us at email@example.com to submit a comment or make a suggestion for our editors.
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