What Is A Campus Lions Club

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  • 1. Campus Lions ClubsInformation & New Club Formation
  • 2. About LionsLions are groups of community minded men and women whoimprove communities around the world.•More than 1.35 million men and women in approximately 45,000clubs and 206 countries and geographic areas are involved in Lionsclubs.•Lions conduct eye screenings and offer disaster relief. They bringwater to remote villages and sponsor drug awareness programs. Lions build, share, repair and have fun!LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 2
  • 3. What is aCampus Lions Club?
  • 4. About Campus Lions Clubs• Almost 10,000 students, faculty, staff and community members in approximately 400 clubs in 42 countries are involved in Campus Lions clubs.• Campus Lions clubs are service-learning clubs that develop projects and activities to meet the unique needs of their campus, local and world communities.• Campus club members choose their own activities, projects and fundraisers.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 4
  • 5. Why Form a Campus Club?Member Benefits: College/University Benefits:• Opportunity to serve campus, • Provides leadership local and world communities opportunities for students• Membership in the world’s • Offers membership in a well- largest service club recognized service club organization • Increases humanitarian• Leadership training service for the campus• Strengthen business and community management skills • Builds positive community• Networking relations• Resume building • Supported by Lions Clubs• Transferability of membership International and an extensive volunteer networkLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 5
  • 6. What do Campus Lions Clubs do?Campus Lions Clubs:• Organize fundraisers for charity organizations and Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)• Facilitate campus and community service projects• Sponsor drug awareness programs• Coordinate events on campus• Participate in Habitat for Humanity projects• Mentor elementary and adolescent studentsLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 6
  • 7. Who can Join?• Students• Faculty & Staff• Community MembersMember CriteriaAny person of legal majority and good moral characterand good reputation in his/her community may be grantedmembership in any duly authorized Lions club.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 7
  • 8. Charter Fees & DuesStudents• Students enrolled in school, through age 30, pay no charter fee and half international dues. However, students in campus clubs, and clubs with a majority of students, must prepay one year of international dues at the student member rate (US$19.50). The Student Member Certification Form (STU-5) is required for each qualifying student.• Students, over age 30, pay a $10 charter fee and full international dues (US$39). The Student Member Certification Form (STU-5) is required for each qualifying student over age 30.Faculty, Staff & Community• Non-students pay the regular $30 charter fee and full international dues (US$39).LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 8
  • 9. Charter Fees & Dues Charter Fee Entrance Fee International Certification Required (New Club) (Existing Club) Dues Students between Student Member the age of legal US$19.50 US$0 US$0 Certification Form majority and through (Prepaid) the age of 30 (STU-5) Student Member Students over the Certification Form US$10 US$10 US$30 age of 30. (STU-5) Non-student faculty, staff, alumni, US$30 US$25 US$39 None community members, etc.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 9
  • 10. Charter Fees & DuesAdditional Information:• Campus Lions club members pay international dues in addition to club, district and multiple district dues, determined locally. Lions clubs international encourages districts and multiple district to either lower or exempt student from paying local dues.• Campus Lions clubs are billed semi-annually in July and January and must be paid to the international office no later than July 21 and January 21 respectively. The semi-annual per capita dues amount is based upon membership of each club as shown by its membership report of June and December respectively.• Campus clubs have through April 15 for the January per capita billing and through October 15 for the July per capita billing to amend the club roster. Lions Clubs International will give credits to campus clubs for roster adjustments submitted within this time period without penalty. Visit the Student Member Program Web site.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 10
  • 11. Charter RequirementsYou will need:• 20 or more charter members• A sponsoring club, district cabinet or district committee, region or zone• Approval from the college or university• Approval from the district governor• Completed charter application and report of charter members• Appropriate fees and student member waivers*Consider a club branch if you are unable to recruit 20 members.LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 11
  • 12. Campus Club Support1. Club Sponsor: offers support and helps develop membership retention and growth plans2. Guiding Lion: assists and advises the club during its first two years3. Faculty Advisor (if necessary): monitors club activities4. Campus Club Chairperson: helps organize new campus clubs, coach campus extension-minded Lions, implement public relations initiatives, etc.5. Lions Clubs International: supplies materials, offers project resources and leadership trainingLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 12
  • 13. Steps to Campus Club Formation
  • 14. Step 1: Approach a Prospective School• Identify Lions and/or students to form the club• Contact and meet with the school’s student activities director – Familiarize the contact with Lions Clubs International – Ask about service learning and needs on campus the club could address – Highlight student and college/university benefits of having a Campus Lions club – Discuss if the college/university has special requirements or limitations for clubs on campus (some schools may not allow students to pay dues) – Discuss promotional options on campus (i.e. special events, newsletters, tabling) – Request student leader and faculty referrals• Approach prospective faculty advisors and faculty membersLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 14
  • 15. Step 2: The Informational MeetingObjectives:1. Promote the new campus club2. Sign up at least 20 prospective members – collect charter application and dues3. Schedule an organizational meetingSteps to a Successful Meeting:1. Identify and recruit a core group of students to help organize the club2. Promote the meeting through school newsletters, announcements e-mails, bulletin boards, etc (and consider offering pizza!)3. Distribute recruiting materials4. Develop a well organized presentation and anticipate questionsLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 15
  • 16. Step 2: The Informational MeetingTopics covered during the meeting include:• Brief history of Lions Clubs International• How Lions clubs operate• Benefit of joining a Lions club• Community service opportunities on campus• Leadership training available locally• Dues structure and the Student Member Program• Question and answer session about LionsLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 16
  • 17. Step 3: The Organizational MeetingThe organizational meeting is the first meeting of the new Lions club.Schedule the meeting once 20 qualified members have applied.Topics covered during the meeting include:• Structure and history of Lions Clubs International• Information about club operations and the constitution and by-laws• Explanations of each office• Election of officers• Dues structure (this should include international,district,multiple district and club dues)• Future meeting dates and location• Charter night arrangements• Recruitment of additional membersLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 17
  • 18. Next Steps• Allow up to 45 days for LCI to process the charter application and to receive the official charter (sent to the district governor)• Begin preparations for the charter night (pdf)• Club sponsors should train new club officers and refer them to the Club Resource Center, available onlineLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 18
  • 19. Campus Club Project IdeasEstablished LCI Programs:• Vision Programs –Eyeglass Recycling –Sight Partnerships –SightFirst Grants• Community Programs –Lions ALERT –Lions Crew at Work –Lions Green Team –Culture and the Performance Festival• Youth Programs –Peace Poster Contest –Youth Camps and Exchange –Services for Children• International Relations• Other ProgramsLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 19
  • 20. Contact UsTo request the Campus Club Kit or for more information,contact: Membership Programs & New Clubs Marketing Department Lions Clubs International 300 W. 22nd Street Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 Phone: 630-571-5466, ext. 522 Fax: 630-571-1691 E-mail: campusclubs@lionsclubs.org Web site: Campus Lions ClubLIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CAMPUS LIONS CLUBS 20