Club Committees

"These are the shortened versions of the duties of the committees.

For more detailed job descriptions please see the committee manuals." 

Community Centre Building Committee: Is made up of Members who have a desire to put forward ideas and suggestions to enhance the PLCC in a positive way. This committee may have up to 7 Lions members.

Lion Information, Constitution and By-Laws: As a Committee they keep our By-Laws and Constitution up to date reflecting on District and International and requests for changes from club. Inform the club of number of delegates it is entitled to at District and Association Conventions, where and when these conventions are to be held and plans for participation thereat. In consultation with the Program Chairperson, puts on post-convention programs, showing by moving pictures or other means, the historical, scenic and recreational spots in route to and in the convention city, including highlights of the convention, entertainment and contests and informs club of convention proceedings, officers elected, reports of committees and officers, resolutions passed. Inter-Club Visits: Shall encourage visits between the Lions Club of Peterborough and other clubs in District A-3 and adjoining Districts. Visits should be arranged to conform to the rules of the District Governor's Visitation Committee. Arrange transportation for Peterborough Lions members on official Inter-Club Visitations. Compile statistics and visitation points within the rules of the District Governor's Visitation Committee, and ensure these reports are forwarded to the Visitation Contest Chairman through the office of the Club Secretary within the specified time limit on the forms supplied for this purpose. Arrange, wherever practical, further visits to other Lions Districts outside the boundaries of Multiple District "A".  

Finance: Reviews the Club’s books on an quaterly/annual basis. Report to the club findings from the Club audit and present recommendations to address any concerns raised from such. 

Convention and Visitation: Present and promote Lions Conventions. Prepare a list of Clubs to visit and get participants to go on visitations. Arrange for members to travel with any Lions dignitaries that we may have in the club during the Lions year as a show of our clubs support. 

Program & Entertainment Arranges guest speakers & entertainment for meetings. Promotes club singing by use of song leader and musical accompaniment as available. Arranges gift for Official visits by District Officers. In consultation with the President arranges the installation of officers. Make recommendations to Lions Board of Directors regarding expenses and have all costs pre-approved by Board before any contract is entered into. 

Public Relations: Keeps public informed regarding all phases of the club, its Association and its activities. Gathers news items for publication from officers, directors, and committee. Obtains and publishes information and news from Lions International Committee regarding affairs of the Association. Furnishes local newspaper, TV, radio stations and news agencies with prepared stories and pictures of activities and meetings of local club and other clubs of Association, official visits and activities of International and District officers: election of officers, new members. Furnishes newspaper, TV and radio stations with news of inter-club, Zone, District and International meetings and conventions. Promotes use of lapel buttons, emblem, and plaques by members. Sees that bulletins, petitions, printed matter, parade floats, and all projects of the Lions Club carry Lions emblem and name of club to identify them as Lions Club projects. Reports to Board of Directors. 

Web Page: Look after webpage, keep info/pictures up to date. Adding pictures, minutes, etc.

Newsletter/Bulletin Editor: Prepare/distribute monthly bulletin to members, other lions etc..

Community Betterment: The Community Betterment Committee reviews all requests for assisstance submitted to the Peterborough Lions Club.  Requests that meet or exceed the committees requirements/guidelines as set out by the Peterborough Lions Club are brought forward to the club membership for a final approval (vote).  Once all criteria is met the approved the funds are sent to the Service Provider for processing

Bingo: We support local bingo organization on various nights of the week as required.  A great fundraiser for our club which requires the support of many Peterborough Lions volunteers. Training is provided

Telephone and Email Committee: Call members to participate in events, dinners etc. They may also be asked by other committees or the President to contact the members at other times as well. 

Hospital Kits Committee: Purchases supplies for emergency kits for the hospital.  Puts together the kits and deliver to the hospital.

Effective Speaking Committee & Peace Poster: The committee contacts the school boards/ teachers to seek students who wish to participate by preparing & presenting a speech.  The committee handles at the Local level (Peterborough area) only, and  passes the winners information along to the District & MDA. ( Effective Speaking Nov. to March).  Peace Poster: Lions petiton for participants from schools (students in grade 6-7), Scouts, Guides, Boys & Girls Clubs to draw a picture or write an essay depicting peace.  Prizes are awarded for both events.  

Awards Committee: To be made up of members as appointed by the By-Law & Constitution Committee. 

Walk for Guide Dogs Commitee: Plan and promote and help carry out walk for Dog Guides locally. 

Sunshine Committee: This committee looks after the wellness of our members with cards and flowers and fruit baskets. As well this committee will keep track of those members that miss a number of meetings and may be asked to contact them to find out their status and inform the executive if there is an issue that needs to be dealt with. 

Little Lake Swans Liaison: As the need arises liaison between the Little Lake Swans & Lions Club.

Membership Committee: A committee of members who meet to discuss how to get new members, how to retain the members we have and orientation of the members. The Chair position for this committee is an elected member of the Board of Directors 

Recycle Eye Glass Pick Up:  Travel to various Peterborouggh locations once a month to pick up contents of Peterborough Lions Club placed recycled eye glass collection boxes.  Pick up, pack and make ready for movers to deliver to Lions International. Peterborough Lions members normally picking up glasses on the third week of the month.

Handicapped Equipment: Working with chair to facilitate our lending library of handicapped equipment on loan to the community upon request.

Photography: Help in taking pictures of members, events for the bulletin, club and web page.

BBQ (Including Dragon Boat):  Provide BBQ's ( prepare for events, set up, BBQ, cleanup, etc) to the general public (fundraisers) and charities as requested.

Message In A Bottle:  Keep pharmacy's up to date on placing of bottles for the general public as well as promoting this service in the community.
Parades:  Develop/plan for City parades & present to club members for support & member participation. Parades include but are not limited to the Canada Day and Santa Claus Parades.
Community Service: Provide support to local organizations.
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