The ABC's of Retention

A is for Agenda: Don't run a meeting without one!

B is for Building a Better Tomorrow: Participate in this year's ambitious International Program and watch your club grow!

C is for Community: Make sure your Lions club is a vital part of the community by planning service activities that fulfill pressing needs.

D is for Dedication: One of the key characteristics of a successful volunteer!

E is for Evaluate: Take the time to evaluate your club and create an action plan to implement necessary changes. The President's Retention Campaign Clinic Series and How are Your Ratings? can help get the job done right!

F is for Fellowship: Plan social activities for club members to build the bond of fellowship between them.

G is for Grow: Look into ways your club can grow this year. Consider one of the new extension opportunities such as a New Century Lions Club, Club Branch, Lioness Lions Club or Campus Club.

H is for History: Your club can acknowledge the rich history and traditions of Lions while planning for future success.

I is for Involve: Make each member an essential part of the club by involving them in meaningful activities.

J is for Jump: Be proactive and jump into action at the beginning of the Lions year. Your positive attitude will be infectious.

K is for Knowledge: The best Lions are informed ones. Encourage your members to have a thorough understanding of your club, its goals and its history.

L is for Leadership: Creating future leaders is important for building a strong club.

M is for Meetings: Long/boring meetings are the number one retention challenge. How do yours measure up?

N is for New Members: A club can't grow without them!

O is for Orientation: A proper orientation is the best way to get a new member off to a great start.

P is for Publicity: Don't be afraid to "toot your own horn." Obtaining publicity for your club's worthwhile activities will help ensure its success.

Q is for Quality: Strive for quality in everything you do, whether it be recruiting new members or beginning a new service activity.

R is for Recognition: Recognize the outstanding efforts of your members at every opportunity.

S is for Strategies: Turn to the President's Retention Campaign for successful strategies to combat all your retention challenges!

T is for Team: Remember, Together Everybody Achieves More.

U is for Unity: Sharing common goals will help your members feel united.

V is for Variety: Try something new to keep your members interested and involved.

W is for We Serve: The motivating force behind what all Lions do.

X is for eXtra: Anything worth doing is worth doing well; encourage extra efforts from all your team members.

Y is for Year-Round Growth: Quality members aren't only available during certain months of the year. Focus your efforts consistently all year-round.

Z is for Zest: Can you take care of business and still have fun? You bet! Make your club enjoyable and productive.



Compliments of Lions District A5

A Lion's Creed

I BELIEVE: That hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person?s character.

I BELIEVE: Through example my children are learning values that will last a lifetime

I BELIEVE: That the best things in life are free, the sunrise, the autumn color, the beauty of spring.

I BELIEVE: That happiness comes from the joy of doing things for others, with no thought of personal gain.

I BELIEVE: That by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it and the world is just a little better for my having passed through it.

I BELIEVE: That my life will be measured by what I have done for my fellow man and by this standard I fear no judgement.

I BELIEVE: That when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he has lived.

I BELIEVE: A man plants a tree knowing that he will not live long enough to enjoy it but others will be able to enjoy its shade and beauty.

I BELIEVE: That with the help of about one and one half million Lions I can do my part to make this a better world for future generations.


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