<b>AUDIT COMMITTEE</b> 1. Reviewed the donation processing in Mumbai, India. 2. Reviewed audit planning with Grant Thornton. CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS COMMITTEE 1. Denied the second vice district governor election complaint filed in District B-9 (Mexico) and declared Lion Federico Cota Rodriguez as the second vice district governor of District B-9 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 2. Denied the second vice district governor election complaint filed in District 323-J (India) and declared Lion Bhava H. Kothari as the second vice district governor of District 323-J for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 3. Denied the second vice district governor election complaint filed in District 324-B3 (India) and declared Lion V. Murugesan as the second vice district governor of District 324-B3 for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 4. Revised and reorganized the Standard Form Club, District and Multiple District Constitutions and By-Laws in the Board Policy Manual to provide more clarity and ensure consistency among the standard form constitutions and by-laws, the International Constitution and By-Laws and the provisions of the Board Policy Manual. 5. Revised the Club, District and Multiple District Dispute Resolution Procedures in the Board Policy Manual to include provisions for filing written responses to complaints and maintaining confidentiality. 6. Removed the provision for a fiscal agent in Turkey in the Board Policy Manual since the position is no longer necessary. <b>CONVENTION COMMITTEE</b> 1. Approved a housekeeping update to certification procedures. <b>DISTRICT AND CLUB SERVICE COMMITTEE</b> 1. The Board accepted and approved the district governor election results and appointments for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 2. Recognized the clubs within the Republic of Georgia and the Republic of Belarus as provisional zones. 3. Appointed Lion leaders to serve as Provisional Zone and Region Chairpersons for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 4. Approved the Hangzhou area of China as Provisional District 386 upon reaching 17 clubs and 450 members and the Executive Committee was given the authority to appoint a district governor for the provisional district for the 2010-2011 fiscal year. 5. Revised the Club Rebuilding Award requirements to require that the club remain in good standing for 12 months before the award is conferred and since the club must be in good standing for 12 months, the requirement to prepay the semi-annual per capita dues was removed. 6. Removed language relating to the Lioness trademark and club supplies since the trademark policy is already included in Chapter XV of the Board Policy Manual as the association discontinued selling Lioness club supplies many years ago. <b>FINANCE AND HEADQUARTERS OPERATION COMMITTEE</b> 1. Approved the 2009-2010 Forecast, reflecting a surplus. 2. Approved the 2010-2011 Budget, reflecting a surplus. 3. The board approved Northern Trust Company as Trustee of the Retirement Income Plan. 4. Modified policy regarding board meetings. The board meeting schedule must be approved by the Board of Directors. The total cost of the October/November and March/April board meetings shall not exceed US$2 million. 5. Modified companion travel for international director, past international president, past international director, board appointee or official speaker to speaking assignment(s), board meeting(s) or international convention. International president must approve an adult companion, other than a legally recognized spouse, at the beginning of each year. 6. Modified Board Policy for district governor budgets to reflect practice. Policy is as follows: Budget The district governor will be provided a budget annually for district administration. Annual budgets will be based on the average of the highest three years of the last five years. This includes the final approved budget for The immediate past district governor as of March 31, and actual expenses reimbursed for the four preceding district governors. Proposed increases will only be considered for the district governor’s location within the district, substantial club growth or redistricting. 7. Consolidated Club Supplies Chapter of Board Policy Manual. 8. Revised policy to allow international president to approve an additional 5,000 miles for past international director’s speaking assignments under special circumstances. 9. Approved housekeeping revisions to the Executive Officer Travel and Expense Reimbursement Policy. <b>LCIF</b> 1. Changed the foundation’s custodian for Charitable Gift Annuities (CGAs) to Northern Trust. 2. Added a representative for Africa to the LCIF Steering Committee for a two-year term. 3. Appointed a representative to the Bausch+Lomb Pediatric Cataract Advisory Council. 4. Allocated US$1.9 million from the humanitarian grants budget reserve to provide for grants approved through June 30, 2010. 5. Revised the humanitarian grants spending policy. 6. Approved 32 Standard, International Assistance and Core 4 grants totaling US$1,155,201. 7. Tabled eight grant applications. 8. Renewed the Core 4 funding priority status for the diabetes prevention and control program for one year, until June 30, 2011. 9. Appointed a representative to the Pan-American Ophthalmological Foundation Board of Trustees. 10. Updated signatories at the foundation’s Scottrade account, in order to facilitate donations of securities. 11. Revised the foundation’s By-Laws, the LCIF Chapter in the Board Policy Manual and the LCIF Operations and Policy Manual in order to implement the LCIF Steering Committee. 12. Updated the sections on banking and investments in the LCIF Chapter of the Board Policy Manual due to a change in the foundation’s bank. <b>LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE</b> 1. Increased the duration of the District Governors-Elect Seminar program to four days, beginning with the 2011 seminar in Seattle and added one-day hotel and meals to the DGE Seminar expense reimbursements for district governors-elect and faculty members. 2. Approved a five-day China Lions Training Team Orientation for 15 Lions leaders from China. <b>LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE</b> 1. Approved a final plan to phase out the MERL team program and its corresponding four separate chairperson positions by expanding the Global Membership Team (GMT) down to the multiple district and district level and to consolidate the current chairperson positions of Membership, Extensions, Retention (M-E-R) into a single team. The plan also aims to transform the previous function of retention into a much broader focus of “club success” to better address the root causes of low retention. Additionally, the Leadership function in MERL and its chairperson position will be separated from M-E- and R, and be elevated to its own structure, to be known as the Global Leadership Team (GLT), which will work alongside the expanded GMT in a highly integrated and interdependent way. Going forward, the interdependent structures of the GMT and GLT will better address regional growth needs while also focusing more efforts on club success and more leadership
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