Working with Weak Lions Clubs


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Working with Weak Lions Clubs

  1. 2. m n RAJU Your Basic Duties <ul><li>to further LCI purposes </li></ul><ul><li>to promote IP’s & DG’s priorities </li></ul><ul><li>to be a vital link </li></ul><ul><li>to strengthen weak clubs </li></ul><ul><li>to support ZCs & district officers </li></ul><ul><li>to achieve membership growth </li></ul>
  2. 3. m n RAJU Attend cabinet meetings Attend multiple convention Interact with other district officers Install new office bearers Strengthen weak clubs Which one is the most primary duty of an RC?
  3. 4. m n RAJU <ul><li>Review strengths & weaknesses of clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Identify existing & potential weak clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Create action plans to strengthen clubs </li></ul>Strengthening a Weak Club
  4. 5. m n RAJU <ul><li>A Major Service Activity </li></ul><ul><li>A Major Fund Raising Project </li></ul><ul><li>Good Public Relations </li></ul><ul><li>Interesting Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Team Spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Development Plans </li></ul>
  5. 6. m n RAJU Good team spirit among members At least 40 members Interesting and well attended meetings Rich and well educated members At least one major service activity in a year Which three features signify a strong club?
  6. 7. m n RAJU <ul><li>Members Leaving </li></ul><ul><li>No New Members </li></ul><ul><li>Poor Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Enthusiasm/Pride </li></ul><ul><li>Payment Defaults </li></ul><ul><li>MM Report Defaults </li></ul>
  7. 8. m n RAJU No MM reports for the last two months Most members are illiterate women Members are uninterested 50% members are retired employees 30% of members left the club last year Which two features signify a weak club?
  8. 9. m n RAJU <ul><li>Rate your home club on a scale of 1 to 10 on each of these parameters (1 is extremely weak and 10 is extremely strong): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A Major Service Activity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Major Fund Raising Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Public Relations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team Spirit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Membership Development Plans </li></ul></ul>
  9. 11. m n RAJU <ul><ul><li>How interesting are meetings? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do meetings start/end on time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the usual attendance? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do members get communication? </li></ul></ul>
  10. 12. m n RAJU <ul><li>Membership development goal? </li></ul><ul><li>Members (%) left last year? </li></ul><ul><li>Members (%) joined last year? </li></ul><ul><li>Are new members indoctrinated? </li></ul><ul><li>Are new members involved? </li></ul><ul><li>Are members proud of the club? </li></ul>
  11. 13. m n RAJU <ul><li>Any major service activities last year? </li></ul><ul><li>Are members involved in activities? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the club owe any payments? </li></ul><ul><li>Any major fund raising last year? </li></ul><ul><li>Are MM reports sent regularly? </li></ul><ul><li>How strong are its public relations? </li></ul>
  12. 15. m n RAJU <ul><li>Prepare priority list </li></ul><ul><li>Suggest suitable adjustments </li></ul><ul><li>Quick fix items to boost morale </li></ul><ul><li>Give time, effort & attention </li></ul>Action Plan – Minor Problems
  13. 16. m n RAJU <ul><li>Develop a priority list </li></ul><ul><li>Give time, effort & attention </li></ul><ul><li>Involve DG, VDGs </li></ul><ul><li>Involve Sponsor Club </li></ul><ul><li>Use international support </li></ul><ul><li>Use Club Rebuilding Programme </li></ul>Action Plan – Major Problems
  14. 17. m n RAJU <ul><li>to help strengthen weak clubs </li></ul><ul><li>to reactivate clubs canceled or in status quo </li></ul><ul><li>To Increase Membership : recruit and retain members - offers several key strategies. </li></ul><ul><li>To Strengthen Leadership : Lions Learning Center - offers useful courses on how to motivate members, develop effective teams, set goals etc. </li></ul><ul><li>To Support Meaningful Projects : Planning Projects section - offers a wealth of creative ideas for sight, youth, environment and other meaningful projects. </li></ul><ul><li>To Improve Club Management : club officer orientation program - provides training and guidance for each position. </li></ul>Action Plan – LCI Support
  15. 18. m n RAJU past 30 days past six months when DG recommends past 120 days past 90 days A Club which has an unpaid balance in excess of US$20 per member or US$1,000 per club, whichever is less, will be automatically suspended
  16. 19. m n RAJU Club Rebuilding Award <ul><li>Presented to Lions who rebuild an existing club or reactivate a canceled or status quo club </li></ul><ul><li>To qualify, the club must </li></ul><ul><li>be in good standing for 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>have a minimum of 20 members </li></ul><ul><li>have initiated a new service project </li></ul><ul><li>file MM reports for 12 months </li></ul><ul><li>pay international dues in full </li></ul><ul><li>Send Reactivation Report </li></ul><ul><li>Club Rebuilding Award Requirements & Application </li></ul>
  17. 20. m n RAJU District Governor Extension Chairpersons & Guiding Lions First & Second Vice District Governors Club Rebuilding Lion Programme Which of these are useful resources to help weak clubs? Lions Learning Centre
  18. 21. m n RAJU Send your comments to [email_address] This slideshow is available at