How We Serve
Where There's a NEED, There's a LION
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
The World's Largest Service Club Organization
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
Sight is one of Lions defining causes. Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, Lions have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care. Lions are actively involved in:
Collecting eyeglasses to recycle.
Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
Screening the vision of local people in need.
Providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
The Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project (AHAP) enables Lions to provide high-quality low cost hearing aids to individuals who would otherwise not be able to afford them. In AHAP, Lions work with local hearing care professionals. AHAP’s continuum care model involves not only providing hearing aids to those in needs, but also giving them comprehensive care which includes testing, fitting the aids and providing follow-up care.
Serves as Chief executive officer for the club and presides at all meetings. Appoints Board members and Committee Chairs and can call special meetings. In collaboration with club officers and committee chairpersons, implement a plan for membership growth, community engagement, operational improvement. Ensures the fulfillment of humanitarian services, adhere to the Clubs Constitution and serve as mentor to first vice president to ensure the continuance of effective leadership.
Immediate Past President
Serve as mentors to the club president and vice presidents and serve as the club LCIF coordinator unless he/she is unable at which time this position may be filled by another club member.
First Vice President
Assists President with duties, assures new members are provided membership orientation, identifies potential leaders and encourage development, participate in leadership training and oversees the functioning of committees.
Past Vice Presidents
If the president is unable to perform the duties if his/her office for any reason, the vice president next in rank will occupy his/her position and perform his/her duties with the same authority as the president.
Acts as the liaison officer between the club and the district to provide monthly reports. Keep and maintain general records of the club including minutes of club and board meetings; attendance; committee appointments; elections; member information, addresses and telephone numbers of members; member club accounts.
Receives and deposits monies, arranges for Insurance, payout monies of club obligations, keep and maintain records or receipts and disbursements. Prepare and present monthly financial reports and serves as Chairperson for the finance committee.
Develops annual membership goals and action plans to recruit new members and to increase membership, promote membership opportunities, ensure new members are provided membership orientations and help engage with club activities.
Responsible for the property and paraphernalia of the club, including flags, banners, gong, gavel. Ensures items are each in its proper place before each meeting and returned properly. Gives special attention to new members and sits with a different group at each meeting so that he/she can become better acquainted.
Promotes harmony, fellowship, and enthusiasm in the meetings through appropriate stunts and games. Can imposes fines on club members for distractions during meetings.
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