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Trainning Material - Lions Orientation (2009 Aug) Trainning Material - Lions Orientation (2009 Aug) Presentation Transcript

  • The Lions Presented By PP Dr Edwin Jong 18th September 2009
  • Contents 1. History of Lions 2. Lions Mission / LCI Programme 3. Lions Organisation 4. Lions Objectives 5. Lions Leaders
  • History of LIONS View slide
  • The International Association of Lions Clubs A Dream of a Chicago Insurance man Melvin Jones (born in 1879) He wondered why Local Business Clubs could not expand their horizons from purely business concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large. View slide
  • His idea generated an interest. They authorised him to explore his concept. He asked, “What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?”
  • His efforts resulted in an organizational meeting at a local hotel on 7-June-1917. 12 men gathered and voted the “The Indiana-based Association of Lions Clubs” into existence. Aim: To create an association for humanitarian services.
  • 8-10 October 1917 The First International convention held in Dallas, Texas, USA to define what LIONISM was. 36 delegates representing 23 clubs from 9 states in USA. Elected Dr. William P. Woods of Indiana as the First President and Melvin Jones as the Secretary. LIONS accepted as name, Objects and Code of Ethics drafted Guiding Principle since 1917: "No Club shall by its constitution and by-laws, or otherwise hold out the financial betterment of its members as its objects."
  • Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service. Mission Statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
  • Constitution and By-Laws Every Organisation needs guiding principles, Ours are contained in the Objects in our International Constitution and By-Laws
  • Lions International Objects To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world. To Promote the principle of good government and good citizenship. To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members. To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours.
  • Lions Code of Ethics To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service. To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part. To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself. Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubts against myself. To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given. Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labour and means. To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy. To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.
  • Melvin Jones (1879 - 1961) Abandoned his insurance agency Devoted all his times at International Headquarters in Chicago 1945 – he represented the Lions Clubs International as a Consultant in San Francisco at the UNO (United Nation Organisation) He is the Founder of LIONISM He served for more than 40 years as the First General Secretary. He was fond of saying, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for someone else”. He passed away at 82 years old on 1-June-1961
  • 1919 Chicago Convention; Slogan:- Liberty Intelligence Our Nation's Safety Actual emblem adopted from Rosa Bonheur's painting in 1920
  • What is the emblem of Lions Clubs International? New Logo Old Logo The emblem consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple field. Bordering this is a circular gold area with two lion profiles facing away from the centre. The word "Lion" and "International" appear at the top and bottom. The Lions are meant to face both a proud past and confident future. The current Lions emblem was adopted at the 1919 convention. Today, Lions throughout the world are recognized by it.
  • EMBLEM New Logo 2 Royal Colours – GOLD & PURPLE Old Logo GOLD – Symbolizes SINCERITY of purpose, LIBERALITY in judgement, PURITY in life and GENEROSITY in mind, heart and purse towards humanity. PURPLE – Stands for LOYALTY to friends and to one’s self, and for INTEGRITY of mind and heart. Symbolically, the 2 faced LION represents:- • PROUD of the past and CONFIDENT of the future. • LOOKING in all directions for service to the COMMUNITY.
  • 1920 The Association becomes International. First club outside USA is organised in 1920 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 1925 A new challenge for Lions - Helen Keller asks the Lions to become the "Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness"! darkness Since then, sight related activities are a focus point for Lions Lions continues its expansion
  • 1928 – First club in China 1928 – New Headquarters Until 1928, Melvin Jones's Office in Chicago was used as headquarters. Current headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA was established in 1971
  • 1930: Historical Highlights • Lion George A. Bonham observed a blind man trying to cross a busy street as traffic whirled about him. • The man tapped furiously on the pavement with his black cane, but no one understood his problem. • Lion Bonham came up with the idea of supplying blind people with white canes to alert others, and he introduced a resolution to the city of Peoria to give the right-of-way to any blind person using a white cane. • From this humble beginning, by 1956 every state in the United States had passed white cane safety laws which included those blind persons employing the help of guide dogs.
  • 1954: Historical Highlights Our organization's motto is “We Serve”. At the international convention in 1954, this simple phrase, submitted by Lion D.A. Stevenson, was chosen from more than 6,000 suggested mottos.
  • 1957: Historical Highlights 1957 the Glenside Lions Club in Pennsylvania chartered the first Leo club for young people. Old New Today, the Leo Club Program is stronger than ever. Community service remains the cornerstone of the program. Like their Lion counterparts, Leo club members enjoy serving their neighbours and watching positive results unfold.
  • 1968: Historical Highlights Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) established Our service to new levels by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with local humanitarian projects too big for them to do on their own. Among its services are: • The SightFirst program • Lions Quest • The issuance of a variety of grants
  • • Manages 500 Grants Annually • Health Clinics • Training Centers • Vision & Hearing projects • Habitat for Humanity
  • 1973 • In 1973 the foundation’s highest honor, the Melvin Jones Fellowship, was created. • The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the backbone of LCIF, providing 70 percent of its revenues. • A recognition of humanitarian work, a Melvin Jones Fellowship is given to those who give US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others.
  • 1972 Membership reaches one million 1975 Lioness Clubs officially recognised as a Lions Programme
  • 1987 - A historical development At the Convention in Taipei, the Constitutional amendment allowing WOMEN to become Lions is adopted. 1988 The Lions International Peace Poster Contest was launched
  • Today: Local and Global Services • Lions Clubs International grows stronger and extends our mission of service every day – in local communities, in all corners of the globe. • In 2002, we were the first international service club to be granted permission to organize and operate clubs in mainland China. • In 2007, a Lions club was formed in Iraq. • These clubs join an international network that has grown to include 45,000 clubs located in more than 200 countries across the globe.
  • In Malaysia 1959 • First Lions Club was chartered in Malaysia • Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur (Host) 1966 • Lions Club of Kuching Host was chartered 1967 • Lions Club of Miri Host was chartered
  • Lions Mission LCI Programme
  • LCI programmes are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered: “WE SERVE”.
  • PIP Dr. Jean Behar (2000 – 2001) “Quality, the key to the future” PIP J. Frank Moore III (2001 – 2002) “Light the Path with Sustainability” PIP Kay K Fukushima (2002 – 2003) “One World ….One Heart – Building a better tomorrow” – emphasizing the importance of the family of LCI. PIP Dr. Tae-Sup LEE (2003 – 2004) “Innovation – Gateway to Our Future” – emphasizing the importance on innovative approaches to serve our Community PIP Clement F Kusiak (2004 – 2005) “Share Success through Service” PIP Dr. Ashok Mehta (2005 – 2006) “Passion to Serve” PIP Jimmy M. Ross (2006 – 2007) “We Serve” IP Eberhard Wirfs (2009 – 2010) “Move to Grow ”
  • Serving with One Heart: The Family of Lions Clubs International For over nine decades, LCI has grown not only in numbers (1.3 millions members in 203 countries) but also in prestige Demonstrated clearly to people in the community that share a commitment to caring for others, enhance the quality of health, living conditions, opportunities for everyone – Build a Better Tomorrow.
  • International President’s Theme: “Move to Grow” Lions need momentum, or movement, to grow and progress. Nothing that remains motionless moves forward. Progress grows from purposeful movement. There are many things you can’t do with money. You need manpower. That’s what we have! We are really good at getting results. District Governor’s Theme: “Together, Let’s Do It”
  • Where are we?? Organization Charts
  • Links to Lions Clubs International (LCI) International President (2009-2010)
  • Lions Clubs International Organization Charts Board of Directors Directs Association in meeting its purpose and objectives by establishing general policies to guide its operation Execute Committee Acts for the Board of Directors when members are not in one place or in session International President Executes policies and administers operation of Association in a manner which will further the purpose and objectives of Lions Clubs International Executive Administrator Administers the Headquarters and Staff, both inside and outside the International Office in a manner which assists the President to fulfil the purposes and objectives of Lions Club International District Governor Vice District Governor - Cabinet Secretary Treasurer Region Chairman Advisory Committee Zone Chairman Zone Chairman Policy and Direct Control Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Delegates Delegates Delegates Administrative Assistance The Annual Convention
  • Lions Clubs International (LCI) Officers International President Immediate Past International President (Chairman, Lions Clubs International Foundation) First Vice President Second Vice President International Directors (17 elected Directors continued) International Directors (16 newly elected)
  • Organisation at District Governor D308-A2
  • District Governor 1st Vice District Governor Cabinet Secretary-Treasurer 2nd Vice District Governor Region Chairman Region Chairman Region Chairman Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Zone Chairman Chairman Chairman Chairman Chairman Chairman Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Lions Club Membership Committees Leo Extension Leadership Development Youth Exchange Sight Conservation or Work with The Blind Youth Outreach Hearing & Speech Action & Work with The Deaf Peace Poster Contest Convention International Understanding & Co-operation Diabetes Awareness Information Technology Environmental Cultural Community Activities LCIF Public Relations / Lions Information
  • Individual Organisation at Lions Club
  • ASSEMBLY OF CLUB MEMBERS Board Of Directors Executes business of the Club, under policies established by the Club membership Club President Chief Executive Officer Secretary Treasurer First Vice President Second Vice President Third Vice President Leo Club Programme Youth Exchange SightFirst Youth Outreach (AC) (AC) Programme (AC) (AC) Convention Committee Constitution & By- Programme Hearing & Speech (AD) Law (AD) Committee (AD) (AC) Finance Committee Intl. Relations (AD) Programme (AC) Lions Information (AD) Public Relations & Diabetes Awareness Environmental Bulletin (AD) (AD) Services (AC) Attendance Committee Leadership Development Greeter Committee Membership (AD) (AD) (AD) Committee (AD)
  • Lions Objectives
  • To develop leadership potential in outstanding youth To bring young people of different countries into meaningful contact with each other To permit the sharing of ideals and cultural viewpoints To promote international understanding and goodwill, and to work toward the goals of world peace and human understanding To encourage respect in young people for the thinking of others
  • Adopted Service Program Categories • Sight conservation and work with the blind • Community services • Opportunities for youth • Diabetes awareness • Environmental services • Hearing/speech and work with the deaf • International relations
  • Sight Conservation & Work with the Blind • Assistive devices • Vision screening • Eyeglass recycling • Eye banks • SightFirst
  • Campaign SightFirst II • Control and eliminate causes • Combat emerging threats to sight • Provide vision for all In 1990: SightFirst: we launched our most aggressive sight preservation effort, SightFirst. This US$215 million program aims to rid the world of preventable and reversible blindness by supporting desperately needed health care services. In 2008, Lions completed Campaign SightFirst II, which raised more than US$200 million to expand the program.
  • Community Services Lions community services includes a wide range of projects Building Homes for the blind or disabled in cooperation with Habitat for Humanity International Cultural and Community Activities to health fair participation, to arts festival sponsorship, ..etc
  • Opportunities for Youth • Leo clubs • Peace Poster • Contest • Youth camps • Youth exchange • Services for Children • Lions-Quest
  • Diabetes Awareness • Education • Diabetes screening • Lions Eye Health Program • Recreational camps
  • Environmental Services World Environment Day, June 5 • Recycling • Anti-Pollution • Tree Planting • Environmental projects The universal environment motto is: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
  • Hearing/Speech & Work with the Deaf • Communication Devices • Hearing Aid Recycling • Hearing Ear Dogs • Hearing Screenings • Recreational Camps • Support Services
  • International Relations • Club twinning • Int’l Relations Month: Celebrated in October. • Lions’ Day at the U.N. An annual event held at UN Headquarters in New York City. • Interclub Assistance • Stamp Exchange • World Peace Day: Celebrated annually on January 24.
  • www.lionsclubs.org The Lion Magazine Lions chairpersons International Activities & Program Planning Division
  • Why Membership Growth? Healthy clubs = Greater service
  • Lions Leaders
  • The Board of Directors includes Club President, Immediate Past President – Membership Chairman 3 Vice Presidents, Secretary, Treasurer, Tail Twister, Lions Tamer and seven elected Lions committee members Together, these 15 Lions Leaders consider, shape and execute the business of the Club. Their responsibilities include authorization of all club expenses
  • Leadership Traits Energy, self-confidence, intelligence, persistence, and the ability to express oneself Additional characteristics include: Trustworthiness Fairness Knowledge of the individual needs and interests of club members A future vision for the club Acceptance of responsibility
  • 9 unique characteristics of a President P - Perseverance (Persistence) R - Respect (Highly successful person) E - Efficiency (Effective & Organised) S - Sincere (Sincere & Intelligent) I - Informed (Listen, Ask, Clarify) D - Decisive (Show clear decision) E - Equitable (Keep promises) N - Never Criticize T - Team Spirit
  • Club President Responsibilities Calls club board meetings & club meetings Creates agendas & plans with board Conducts club meetings Appoints committee chairpersons
  • Club meetings should include a written agenda as well as: A call to order by the president A roll call of members and the introduction of guests The serving of refreshments, if any The introduction of speaker(s) The secretary's report and the reading of the minutes from the previous meeting The treasurer's report - a copy should be filed for audit The reading of minutes from the board of director's meeting The reading of correspondence received since the last meeting The reading of committee reports and approval of actions The discussion of old business The presentation of new business Adjournment
  • CONGRATULATIONS Your fellow Lions club members have elected you To serve as their club officer for the next year To make many decisions affecting you, your club’s members, and the future of your Lions club
  • You can e-mail the Lions Programs Department at International Headquarters at executiveservices@lionsclubs.org, Fax: (630) 571-8890, or Telephone: (630) 571-5466, ext. 324. The Lions Clubs International Headquarters mailing address is: Lions Clubs International 300 22nd Street Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523 USA
  • Your support is needed to continue the good works of Lions worldwide !!!
  • A Lion never wonders: "What can one person do to improve his or her community?" Because Lions are part of a global service network, we do whatever is necessary to help local communities.
  • Thank you for your attention !! Q & A?