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  • Campus Lions ClubsInformation & New Club Formation

  • Campus Club Information

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALTITLE OF PRESENTATION *

    About LionsLions are groups of community minded men and women who improvecommunities around the world.

    More than 1.3 million men and women in approximately 45,000 clubs and 205 countries and geographic areas are involved in Lions clubs.Lions conduct eye screenings and offer disaster relief. They bring water to remote villages and sponsor drug awareness programs.

    Lions build, share, repair and have fun!

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    About Campus Lions Clubs

    More than 5,500 students, faculty, staff and community members in approximately 300 clubs in 27 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 INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Why Form a Campus Club?Member Benefits:Opportunity to serve campus, local and world communitiesMembership in the worlds largest service club organizationLeadership trainingStrengthen business and management skillsNetworkingResume buildingTransferability of membership

    College/University Benefits:Provides leadership opportunities for studentsOffers membership in a well-recognized service clubIncreases humanitarian service for the campus communityBuilds positive community relationsSupported by Lions Clubs International and an extensive volunteer network

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    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 projectsSponsor drug awareness programsCoordinate events on campusParticipate in Habitat for Humanity projectsMentor elementary and adolescent students

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Who can Join?StudentsFaculty & StaffCommunity Members

    Member CriteriaAny person of legal majority and good moral character and good reputation in his/her community may be granted membership in any duly authorized Lions club.

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Charter Fees & DuesStudentsStudents 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 and Leo to Lion 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 Special Entrance/Charter Fee for College and University Students (EX-542) form is required for each qualifying student.

    Faculty, Staff & CommunityNon-students pay the regular $30 charter fee and full international dues (US$39).

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Charter Fees & Dues

    Charter Fee (New Club)Entrance Fee (Existing Club)International DuesCertification RequiredStudents between the age of legal majority and through the age of 30US$0US$0US$19.50(Prepaid)Student Member and Leo to Lion Certification Form (STU-5) Students over the age of 30.US$10US$10US$30Special Entrance/Charter Fee Form for College and University Students (EX-542)Non-student faculty, staff, alumni, community members, etc.US$30US$25

    US$39

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    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 INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Charter RequirementsYou will need:20 or more charter membersA sponsoring club, district cabinet or district committee, region or zoneApproval from the college or universityApproval from the district governorCompleted charter application and report of charter membersAppropriate fees and student member waivers

    *Consider a club branch if you are unable to recruit 20 members.

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    Campus Club SupportClub Sponsor: offers support and helps develop membership retention and growth plansGuiding Lion: assists and advises the club during its first two yearsFaculty Advisor (if necessary): monitors club activitiesCampus Club Chairperson: helps organize new campus clubs, coach campus extension-minded Lions, implement public relations initiatives, etc. Lions Clubs International: supplies materials, offers project resources and leadership training

  • Steps to Campus Club Formation

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Step 1: Approach a Prospective SchoolIdentify Lions and/or students to form the clubContact and meet with the schools student activities directorFamiliarize the contact with Lions Clubs InternationalAsk about service learning and needs on campus the club could addressHighlight student and college/university benefits of having a Campus Lions clubDiscuss 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 referralsApproach prospective faculty advisors and faculty members

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Step 2: The Informational MeetingObjectives: Promote the new campus club Sign up at least 20 prospective members collect charter application and duesSchedule an organizational meeting

    Steps to a Successful Meeting:Identify and recruit a core group of students to help organize the clubPromote the meeting through school newsletters, announcements e-mails, bulletin boards, etc (and consider offering pizza!) Distribute recruiting materialsDevelop a well organized presentation and anticipate questions

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Step 2: The Informational MeetingTopics covered during the meeting include:Brief history of Lions Clubs InternationalHow Lions clubs operateBenefit of joining a Lions ClubCommunity service opportunities on campusLeadership training available locallyDues structure and the Student Member ProgramQuestion and answer session about Lions

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    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 InternationalInformation about club operations and the constitution and by-lawsExplanations of each officeElection of officersDues structure (this should include international,district,multiple district and club dues)Future meeting dates and locationCharter night arrangementsRecruitment of additional members

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    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 online

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Campus Club Project IdeasEstablished LCI Programs:Vision ProgramsEyeglass RecyclingSight PartnershipsSightFirst GrantsCommunity Programs Lions ALERTLions Crew at WorkLions Green TeamCulture and the Performance Festival Youth ProgramsPeace Poster ContestYouth Camps and ExchangeServices for ChildrenInternational RelationsOther Programs

    LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONALCAMPUS LIONS CLUBS *

    Contact UsTo request the Campus Club Kit or for more information, contact:

    New Clubs & Marketing DepartmentLions Clubs International300 W. 22nd StreetOak Brook, IL 60523-8842Phone: 630-571-5466, ext. 522Fax: 630-571-1691E-mail: [email protected] site: Campus Lions Club

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