Dec 27 2015

Involve a U.S. Veteran Program

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Help our veterans reconnect with their community by inviting them to serve with your club today!

Veterans have made so many contributions and sacrificed so much to serve our country. With many service members returning home from serving in the military, this is a good time to provide them with an opportunity to get involved. Veterans have a lot to offer, including practical and leadership skills, a strong sense of dedication and commitment and they know what it means to be part of a team.

Ask now! The Veteran Program runs from July 1, 2013 until June 30, 2016. Join the 700 clubs that have already taken advantage of the program and given veterans the opportunity to continue serving, as a Lion.

Program Qualifications

Qualifying veterans receive an entrance or charter fee waiver when joining a Lions club. Eligible veterans include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard personnel who are retired or were honorably-discharged from these services. National Guard and Reserve personnel who were called to active duty for other than training (persons may still be enlisted in these services) are also eligible. Veterans can be certified by completion of the Involve a U.S. Veteran Program Certification Form.

Tips for Inviting Veterans

Try these simple and easy recruiting ideas to invite Veterans to your club:

  • Invite veterans to help serve at one of your club’s projects
  • Exhibit at a Veteran community event
  • Drop off brochures at your local VFW location
  • Use the club press release template
  • Honor veterans on your social media page
  • Start a club branch with veteran members


For additional information, contact the New Member Department.