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MD35 Lions of Florida and the Bahamas Magazine

MD-35 Council of Governors Spring Conference
and 35-O District Meeting Weekend

What do you call a Spring Council of Governors Conference and a District 35-O Meeting on the same weekend in the same place? You call it an Extended Conference! Click here to get an idea what we are calling an e-conference. That's right Lions, Come and celebrate St. Patricks day and the Roaring 20's with us the weekend of March 12th to the 15th at the International Palms Resort on beautiful Cocoa Beach.

Cocoa Beach is the Jewel of the Space Coast where you are invited to enjoy miles of training opportunities and white sandy beaches. Come and and discover the history of the Space Coast or shopping at the world famous Ron Jon’s Surf Shop. There is even fone for the kiddies this weekend with the Pirate themed kiddie pool!

Come on out on Friday and learn Facebook for Lions or, if that's not your cup of tea get your dance on with free Line Dancing training. Get all dressed up for wearing of the green on Friday Night for the St. Patricks Day Social. And, if you are already certified Diabetes Screener you can be recertified this weekend as well. Click here to download the event flyer for the District 35-O Meeting Weekend.

Keep One!

Keep 1A new year brings new challenges, new rewards, and new opportunities. We have a lot to build on this year thanks to you. Lions are using new tools to keep their clubs strong, and adding new members because Lions have embraced the Ask 1 campaign.

But there is a significant challenge we need to address: the number of members that are leaving clubs. Inviting new members and keeping existing members is the key to strengthening your club. That's why we introduced our Keep 1 initiative.

Keep 1 is a simple concept that reinforces the importance of keeping each one of your members actively involved. Every Lion can play a key role in supporting new members and engaging existing members in your club.

It is important to value your members, to encourage them, mentor them, and more. There is an old saying, "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." If we are to reach our full potential, we have to do a better job of keeping our members engaged and happy to serve as Lions. And together, WE CAN!

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.

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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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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