making service mobile and global Introducing the revolutionary MyLion TM app INNOVATION: CUSTOM APP FOR MEMBERS // THE WORLD Today’s Lions are on the move. You stay connected to work, family and friends with your mobile phone. Now you can stay connected to all-things Lion with the MyLion mobile app. up events, too. I share all of our club’s service projects on the app, and we get terrific ideas from other clubs about the projects they’re working on.” MyLion is the most transformative member experience ever offered in Lions history, according to Patrick Rodwell, head of Digital Marketing and Marketing Operation at Lions Clubs International. “And this is only the beginning. MyLion is currently live in five regions,” he says, adding that it will be reaching even more in the coming months. “It’s exciting to see that there are already more than 5,000 service projects on the app that Lions can view and participate in. And we’re getting great feedback, which will help us continue to enhance the MyLion experience.” “There are significant benefits to using MyLion,” says Jeffrey Friedman, 1st vice district governor of District A 711 and a member of the Mississauga Central Lions Club in Ontario, Canada. “You can follow clubs and individuals anywhere in the world and see what activities they’re doing. My favorite is finding people who are doing projects that may fit the challenges I find in my district. This gives me ideas on how to attract members of my community to join me in service and provides us with more opportunities to show and tell what Lions do. And then we can ask, ‘Will you help?’” Every new member who joins the Denver Iowa Lions Club downloads the app. “It’s just how we do things at our club,” explains Bruce Piehl, the club’s president. “The app is a great tool for new members as it helps them experience Lions more completely. I’m currently following 120 Lions and have made a lot of friends with people on the other side of the world. What’s really neat, too, is, at the end of each activity we can rate it, and get feedback from others. MyLion helps you better prepare yourself for service.” Acquiring new members and attracting younger ones are goals to which all clubs aspire. Lion Linda Finley of the Peoria Sunset Lions Club in Arizona believes that the MyLion app will help toward these efforts. “Younger members want to serve,” she says, “but they want to connect with projects on their phones. Once young people get a worldwide perspective of Lions and see the difference they’re making in peoples’ lives, they’re going to want to be a part of it.” Lions have been paying it forward for a long time, Finley adds. “The MyLion app allows us to share our success stories in the field with the whole world.” Get ready to experience an exciting new world of Lions service. Revolutionize your Lions experience—download the app today at mylion.org. —Madeleine Miller Instantly connect and serve with your club—or any club in the world—with this innovative app. Organize your service activities and share the results. Start the next great service project and invite Lions from all over the world. View an event’s RSVP list to see who is attending and who was invited. Post comments or photos from an activity. It’s real-time Lion news! Louis Lambe, president of the Harrison Lions Club in New Jersey, attended the launch of the app at the International Convention in Chicago last July. “I was so excited to get the app,” he says. “It’s the perfect tool for Lions everywhere, and makes communicating so much easier and more effective than texting or e-mail. It’s great for setting 24 LION // LIONMAGAZINE.ORG Watch a creative video on the app.