Party Like It’s 2017 It might be hard to believe, but we’re already at the midway point in LCI’s four-year Centennial Celebration. Whether it’s carrying out a special Community Legacy Project, holding a membership drive or participating in the Centennial Service Challenge, Lions clubs can say happy 100th birthday in a variety of meaningful ways— and now is the time to start planning. Centennial Coordinators Share Project Plans More than 700 Lions worldwide are serving as district and multiple district Centennial coordinators, sharing knowledge, supporting projects and building excitement. Coordinators provide a glimpse of some of the special projects and activities in the works in their districts: “We’re holding a statewide high school speech contest in which female students will use the 1925 Helen Keller speech and male students will be giving a Melvin Jones speech. In 2017 our state convention will be a recreation of the international convention from 1928. And in 2018 we’ll be holding a retreat to set goals for the second hundred years of Lionism. The most important way to celebrate is to review and honor the past and then make plans for moving forward.” – Past International Director Gary Fry, Multiple District 9, Iowa “Plans are underway for many Level 3 Legacy Projects including renovating a domestic violence program room and child care area, improving the infrastructure for pediatric vision care and expanding our international vision missions. I’m very excited to see clubs pushing themselves to develop Legacy Projects, and I encourage every club to do this.” – Lion Diane Wehby, Multiple District 11, Michigan Three Easy Steps to Celebrate Get your club’s Centennial Celebration started with these steps offered by Past International President J. Frank Moore, III, Centennial Celebration chairperson: Share information about the Centennial with your club and get them excited about joining the celebration. Choose a Centennial club chairperson or form a committee to lead your celebration. Create a plan for your club to Lead through Service by supporting the Centennial Service Challenge, Invite for Impact by inviting family and friends to serve with you, and Connect with your Community by planning a Legacy Project in your community. Tools for Centennial Success The Toolbox at Lions100.org is your one-stop-shop for Centennial Celebration resources, ideas and inspiration. Download the Club Centennial Planning Guide and Centennial logos, watch Centennial videos, read [Lions Touchstone Stories](http://lions100.lionsclubs.org/EN/media/touchstone-stories/index.php) and more. Every Club Counts Lions are well on our way to the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100+ million people by June 30, 2018. Make sure your club’s service counts and receive recognition by reporting projects that engage youth, share vision, relieve hunger and protect our environment on MyLCI. Find instructions and FAQs at Lions100.org. #LIONS100 Join in the global celebration! Include the #LIONS100 hashtag with all Centennialrelated social media posts. Celebrate in Style Make your Centennial party a celebration to remember with supplies from LCI. Order brightlycolored balloons, logo-adorned tablecloths, elegant glassware and banners at Lions100.org.
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