Awards are hallmarks of outstanding service. Two Lions awards have been revamped for the 2010-11 year of International President Sid L. Scruggs III. The Club Excellence Award recognizes Lions for club success. Clubs can strive to receive this honor because it’s within every club’s reach. Those clubs receiving this recognition will be rewarded with a special pin for the president and a patch for the club banner. The club must conduct at least three service projects during the year, be in good standing and either achieve a net growth in membership or sponsor a new club, among other requirements. Additionally, receiving the Club Excellence Award is contingent on four other factors: LCIF contributions, communications, leadership development and club development. The District Governor Team Excellence Award recognizes district teams for their motivation and accomplishments on the district level. Five achievements must be met to qualify for this honor: • Service — 90 percent of clubs must participate in a visible service project. • Membership — the district must have a net increase or charter a new club. • Communication — each club in the district was visited at least once by a member of the district leader team. • Leadership Development — the district provided training and mentoring for club officers. • Club development — 90 percent or more of clubs in the district are active and in good standing. There are 20 additional achievements, 10 of which must be met, which are listed on the LCI Web site. This new format allows each district team to set and achieve goals that are unique to their own areas of the world, and therefore devise strategies and services to best suit their regional membership. The application must include the names of members on the District Governor Team, which may include the district governor, vice district governor, second vice governor, region chairperson and/or zone chairs who demonstrated exceptional efforts deserving of the award’s recognition. Applications for both awards must be received by the English Language Department at International Headquarters by Sept. 30, 2011. They may be sent by postal mail or by faxing either completed application form to 630-706-9130. Additional details are available on the LCI Web site.
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