Centennial Club Excellence Awards
Congratulations to the Lions Clubs of Bournemouth, Bridport, Hythe & Waterside, Romsey and Westbury in being granted Club Excellence awards by Lions Clubs International for 2015-16.
The Club Excellence Award recognises Clubs that expand their service and strengthen the effectiveness of club management. It is more than an award…it helps our association build stronger clubs and stronger communities!
Elements of Excellence
1. Service – Complete three service projects
Humanitarian service, whether in your local community or globally, is what Lions are all about. Your club may have existing projects that have become a tradition, or perhaps you are ready to try something new, either way, when your club has completed three service projects, your club has fulfilled the service requirement for the Club Excellence Award!2. Donation to LCIF – Expand your club’s humanitarian reach!
2. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) provides Lions clubs with an opportunity to make a global impact. Grants support both local and global humanitarian initiatives that are too large for individual clubs or districts to undertake themselves. A donation, large or small, fulfills the donation requirement for the Excellence Award. Making a donation is easy; visit the LCIF website to choose an area that your club would like to support and make a donation on-line.
3. Membership Development – Have a net increase of one member!
To qualify for the Excellence Award, your club needs a net increase of only one member or sponsor a new Lions club. Establish a Club Membership Development Plan to help your club reach new membership goals and utilize the tools below to help your club recruit members and keep them involved and engaged.
4. Communication – Complete any of the following!
Keeping your members and the public aware of your activities increases participation and visibility. There are several tools available to assist your club, including a free web-site! Take advantage of any of these ideas, or develop your own strategies, to fulfill the requirement for the Excellence Award: Club websites; Public Relations Guide; Brochures and materials
5. Leadership Development – Proper elections, attend officer training and attend zone meetings.
To qualify for the award, all officer positions must be filled by qualified Lions in accordance with the constitution and by-laws. The club must also be represented during zone meetings and a majority of the club officers must have participated in a leadership training program. The training could include training offered at a zone, district, multiple district or International event, courses offered online from the Lions Learning Center, participation in a Club Quality Initiative Workshop or completion of the Certified Guiding Lion course. Additional offerings are mentioned below. Establish a Club Leadership Development Plan to make sure your members take advantage of the training that is available.
6. Club Activity
The club must meet regularly and submit the membership report, service activity report, and club officer report for the incoming year.
7. Club Maintains Good Standing
To fully participate in Lions activity, your club must be in good standing at the end of the fiscal year. To be in good standing the club cannot be in status quo and all International dues billings and new member entrance fees need to be paid in full.The club must meet regularly and submit the membership report, service activity report, and club officer report for the incoming year.The club must meet regularly and submit the membership report, service activity report, and club officer report for the incoming year.