A thorough orientation is an important member retention tool. The facilitator should save this presentation electronically, make changes to the slides to fill-in-the-blanks or tailor the slides to meet the club’s needs and save it again electronically. If additional slides need to be added, please maintain the integrity by using the “Insert New Slide” function. These notes pages (Instructor’s Guide) are for the facilitator’s use only. Equipment/Supplies: Instructor’s Guide (the PowerPoint notes pages) Laptop Computer PowerPoint file LCD projector (if large group) Handout of slides for participants DVD of Public Service Announcements (along with DVD player and speakers for sound) Set up and test any electronic support in advance of the presentation Distribute Participant Handouts (copies of the slides—handout version)
CUSTOMIZE SLIDE WITH NAME OF CLUB “ Welcome. We’re glad you joined our club.”
“Lions International has an impressive history. While our club directly impacts our community, there are more than 44,600 clubs worldwide doing the same. Together, our efforts are changing the world we live in. Our organizational impact includes:
“But the club is the basic unit of Lions. Everything we do starts with the club. We are developing leaders in community through our club. Our community service takes place through our club. The fellowship we enjoy begins in our club.”
“Our club is 80 years old.” (INSERT HISTRORY OF CLUB) (INSERT DESCRIPTION OF CLUB MEMBERSHIP) “Our meetings are held…” (INSERT MEETING INFORMATION AND PROVIDE DESCRIPTION OF MEETINGS)
(Explain that officers change with each administrative year, which begins July 1. ) The new president has already done the biggest job in the club when they are Head Wrangler. Explain a little about Head Wrangler but discuss Dogie Days more later.
“Our club does much of its work through committees. These committees provide opportunities for participation and leadership.” (Describe what each committee does. Encourage new members to find a committee that is of interest to them and encourage them to participate.)
Committees provide opportunities for participation and leadership. Hint: You might change this slide to reflect all of the club’s committees and their current leaders. These are the standard committees listed in the bylaws—larger clubs may have more so everyone can be active; some small clubs combine or prioritize these committees. The focus should not be on the number or name of the committees, but rather on the work the club needs/wants to accomplish. Describe what each committee does. Club committees are where the work gets done and relationships are forged. Encourage new members to find a committee that is of interest to them and encourage them to participate.
(DISCUSS THE BENEFITS OF BEING A MEMBER)
(SET A REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF WHAT’S BEING ASKED OF THE NEW MEMBER.)
(PROVIDE A GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS STRUCTURE.
“In the United States, Lions clubs are classified as 501c (4) and dues/donations are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution. Some clubs have 501c (3) foundations that can accept tax deductible contributions. “ International has a foundation that is such. (Briefly describe the finances of the club and share whether or not the club has a foundation.)
Dogie Days is the biggest fund raiser for a club our size.
We want to help you be successful as a Lion. Let us know how we can help. More information is on our website at www.dumasnoonlions.com
New Lions member orientation
New Member Information Dumas Noon Lions Club
Welcome to the Dumas Noon Lions Club OUR MOTTO “WE SERVE”
Fast facts First club started in 1917: Chicago, Illinois World's largest service club association 1.4 million men and women members More than 44,600 clubs Clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas. What is a Lion?
Experience the Club <ul><li>Everything we do starts at the club level: </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship </li></ul><ul><li>Service </li></ul><ul><li>Fun </li></ul>
About Our Club <ul><li>To become a member you must be invited by a Lion </li></ul><ul><li>Our club was chartered in 1930 </li></ul><ul><li>Membership dues are only $40 a month </li></ul><ul><li>We have 221 members </li></ul><ul><li>10 th largest club in the world </li></ul><ul><li>Our meetings are held Every Thursday at 12 Noon </li></ul><ul><li>524 Porter at our Lions Club Building </li></ul><ul><li>Last year, our club… </li></ul><ul><li>Gave $60,000 plus was earned from our 2010 Annual Dogie Days Celebration. </li></ul><ul><li>Dumas Noon Lions Club used these funds to help over 40 organizations such as Meals on Wheels, Eye Exams, Leader Dog Support, Coat & Shoe Shopping and more. </li></ul>
Our Club Officers President: Tom Ferguson 2011 Head Wrangler: Alexa Maples 2 nd Vice-President: Milton Pax 3 rd Vice-President: Jerry Galloway Secretary: Judy Watson Treasurer: James Allen Immediate Past President: James Mahaffey Past District Governor: Mike Milligan Paid Bookkeeper: Jimmy Payne Texas Lions Camp Club Coordinator : Deana Houlette
Our Club Committee Officers Kirk Pope - Mark Stroebel One Year Directors: Jackie Wiswell Public Relations Chair: Grace Pierson – Billy Bob Brazell Retention Chair: Dr. David Bonner - Lorie Shafer Membership Chairs: Rowdy Rhoades Bar-B-Q Chair: Wayne Christie – Angie West – Wanda Brooks Car Show Coordinators: Wayne Edwards - Bart Templeton Two Year Directors:
Club Committee Officers Con’t. <ul><li>Lion Tamers </li></ul><ul><li>Pam Cox and Toby Tobias </li></ul><ul><li>Head Tail Twisters </li></ul><ul><li>Ronnie DeShazo and Angie West </li></ul><ul><li>Tail Twisters </li></ul><ul><li>Rod Burrus, Jim Carnahan, Jayme Clark, Danielle Fulton, </li></ul><ul><li>Scott Higginbotham, Belynda Jolly, Shelley Levitt, </li></ul><ul><li>Vanessa Ransom, Becky Rivera, Lesa Scott, Lorie Shafer, </li></ul><ul><li>Steve Shafer, Steve Walthour </li></ul>
Our Club Committee Officers <ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Lion Tamers are in charge of and responsible for the club’s property. Their job is to make sure that the flags, gong, gavel and badge boards are properly placed, that the standard organization chart is displayed conspicuously at every meeting; and that all materials are properly distributed. They are to assist the past presidents as the official greeters, always welcome all guests and see that places are provided for all. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tail Twisters shall maintain harmony, and encourage good feelings, life and enthusiasm in the meetings. They shall impose and collect the fines at the meetings (and shall use their best judgment when doing so). Much of the success of the meetings will depend upon their resourcefulness in promoting fellowship, fun and laughter, making the members forget, for a time at least, their business and any worries they may have. </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul>
Our Club’s Activities Club Fellowship Activities 1. Family Style Meals every Thursday at Noon 2. Holiday party 3. Committee work 4. Coat and Shoe Shopping every November 5. District meetings four times a year Club Fund-raising Activities 1. Dogie Days 2. Pancake Suppers 3. Car Show Do you have an idea for a fund-raiser?
Membership Benefits <ul><li>You change lives </li></ul><ul><li>You improve the community and the world </li></ul><ul><li>You build friendships </li></ul><ul><li>You enhance leadership skills </li></ul><ul><li>You develop business contacts </li></ul><ul><li>You receive Lions International magazine and club communications </li></ul><ul><li>You have fun, food and fellowship each week </li></ul><ul><li>You are needed </li></ul>
Expectations of Members <ul><li>Attend club meetings regularly </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in club service activities </li></ul><ul><li>Support club fund-raising projects </li></ul><ul><li>Share the experience with others </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrate pride of membership </li></ul><ul><li>Invite one new member every year </li></ul><ul><li>Wear your pin at club meetings and everyday </li></ul>
Organizational Structure Our club is governed by a Board of Directors which consists of the Club Officers, four Directors, Lion Tamers, Tail Twisters, Membership Committee, Retention Chair, PR Chair, B-B-Q Chair Car Show Coordinators and Texas Lions Camp Club Coordinator Our club is 1 of 52 clubs in District 2-T1 Our District Governor is Don Weeks who is a member of the Amarillo Downtown Club in Amarillo Our District holds an annual convention each April in the Panhandle area. Our club is a member of Lions International , a worldwide organization. Our International convention is held each July in various locations around the world.
Club Administration <ul><li>Club bylaws define our club structure and operation. </li></ul><ul><li>Our club membership votes on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Election of club officers and directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amendments to club bylaws </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Board of Directors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determines club policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approves club projects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sets and approves the club’s budget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approves application for New Members </li></ul></ul>
Finances/Budgeting <ul><li>Administrative Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income from club dues. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Service Account </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Income from public fund-raising projects or contributions and cannot be used to pay administrative expenses of the club . </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dogie Days which brings in $60,000 plus is a public fund-raising project for the community . </li></ul></ul>