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MD35 Lions of Florida and the Bahamas Magazine

Advanced Lions Leadership Institute

The next Advanced Lions Leadership Institute for the Lions of United States of America, Its Affiliates, Bermuda & The Bahamas & Canada will be offered in Calgary, Canada on March 7-9, 2015. Qualified Lions, this is a valuable opportunity to build on skills that enhance your leadership qualities at the zone, region and district levels.

The institute is targeted to Lions that have completed a successful term as club president, but have not yet attained the position of first vice district governor. Lions who are region and zone chairpersons, as well as second vice district governors are encouraged to apply to this institute. For details, see the application materials. Completed forms must be returned by December 22, 2014.

PLEASE RETURN APPLICATIONS TO:
Institutes & Seminars
Lions Clubs International
Fax: 630.706.9010
E-mail: institutes@lionsclubs.org
To ensure timely receipt of your applications, please submit by e-mail or fax.

New Florida Laws Impose Stricter Guidelines for Fundraisers

Effective July 1, 2014, new Florida laws have imposed stricter guidelines for fundraisers that will ultimately be of great benefit to Lions Clubs. Non-profit organizations must now manage their finances and public profiles more closely to comply with a broad range of controls. These new regulations will weed out the bad actors that pollute our legitimate Lions fund raising activities.

The aim is to curb fraud in the charitable sector after investigative reporting showed considerable waste and abuse by Florida charities. You are encouraged to educate yourselves of the full impact and scope of this new legislation.
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Lions Worldwide Week of Service

Chateau ElanHelp us to honor our founder Melvin Jones. Join us and celebrate his birthday with a week of service. The Lions Worldwide Week of Service kicks off January 10, 2015, and we'd like you to be a part of this special Centennial Service Challenge event!

The Worldwide Week of Service is an international event that brings Lions around the world together for a special week of celebration and service. It's an opportunity to strengthen our communities, showcase our clubs and celebrate the birthday of our founder, Melvin Jones.

Download the event flyer and share it with your club, then start planning your service project. Don't miss this opportunity to join Lions from around the world in this Worldwide Week of Service!

2014-2015 Multiple District 35 Convention Registration

Chateau ElanThe Council of Governors requests your presence at the 2015 Multiple District 35 Convention. Join us in the horse capitol of the world, Ocala, Florida where you will have an opportunity to discover classic Florida charm while enjoying unforgettable presentations and speakers.

Relax all day or take in a spirited seminar or two. Search through Lionistic treasures or soar sky-high on a rip roaring adventure with your fellow grassroots Lions at the Friday night social. Then close out the weekend with your friends at the closing banquet on Saturday.

Find your inner Lion at the MD-35 Convention. Ocala is the perfect place for a Lions family weekend. Click here to register online... Whatever happens at your convention is only the beginning. You’ll find everything you’re looking for at the convention the weekend, April 30—May 3, 2015.

ASK One!

Ask One!Imagine if every one of the 5700 plus Lions in MD-35 asked one person to join their club. Imagine the huge impact that would have on membership growth and the amount of service we can perform right here at home.

It starts by inviting your friend, neighbor or co-worker to your club. Get them involved and let them see the benefits of being a Lion first-hand. What we accomplish today and what we accomplish in the future depends on building and strengthening our membership. Let's start the year right!

Strengthen The Pride

Strengthen The PrideIncoming President Joe Preston's International theme is "Strengthen the pride".

We can “Strengthen the Pride” by bringing the full Lion’s family, closer together, working in a spirit of cooperation and understanding, with each Lion member doing their share.

We will “Strengthen the Pride” through our many meaningful accomplishments. This is the platform for not only success this year, but through our centennial and well into the next hundred years.

Centennial Service Challenge

100 Years a LionFor nearly 100 years, Lions have served their communities with dedication and contributed to the development and well-being of millions of people around the world. As we look toward our centennial celebration in 2017, Lions are encouraged to help reach the Centennial Service Challenge goal of serving 100 million people by December 2017 through participation in the Global Service Action Campaigns.

You can help spread the word! Encourage your Lions club officers to report service activities through MyLCI, the online membership and activity reporting system. Lions clubs that participate and report activities through My LCI's online service activity report will be awarded a special banner patch in recognition of their contribution to service.

Official Lions Club Logo

BrandingWhen searching Google for the Lions Clubs Logo, you will find 2 type of results, the multi-colored and the bi-colored designs. In many cases people will just use the type of logo they like the most.

Since the 2008 Lions International Convention in Bangkok there is only one official type of Lions Clubs logo! the bi-colored styled logo. So check your website, social media platforms and printed materials and replace your old Lions Club logos with the new ones. The Official Lions Club logo and all legal variations can be found at:
http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/member-center/resources/logos-and-art/index.php

Do you need other Lions artwork to spice up your website or social media? Take a look at http://www.pinterest.com/lionsclubs/marketing-promotional-images/

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