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Feb 23 2016

Club Meeting Programs

Protocol

There are many places to find good programs, they include:

  • Local Community Leaders
    Such as a mayor, member of government, police or fire chief, school superintendent, etc. Not only will the club identify needs within the community, club members will also build stronger relationships with influential community leaders.
  • Local Business People
    Such as representatives from your members’ companies, the chamber of commerce, or convention and visitor’s bureau – programs from these diverse groups can offer variety.
  • Recipients of Club Service
    Hearing from those who have benefited from club’s efforts is a great way to motivate members to continue their dedica-tion to serving those in need.
  • Cultural Organizations
    Such as museums, theaters and orchestras – interesting and informative programs from these organizations are a good way to add variety.
  • Organizations that Help the Disabled
    Such as Special Olympics, blindness assistance organiza-tions, agencies for the disabled, groups that provide as-sistance to the eldery and others. These groups often provide opportunities for hands-on involvement.
  • District Committee Chairs
    Learn about district projects to encourage club support. Ask your district governor for more information.
  • Programs in a Pinch
    Have a few programs ready in the event of a last minute can-cellation. This could include the International Program video, Lions Quarterly, an introduction of the resources available for on-line learning and many other resources that are available from the website. Ask members if they have any programs they would be willing to present at the last minute if needed. Keep a list of these “emergency” programs on hand so you’ll be prepared to act quickly.
  • Networking Opportunities
    If your club includes business people, make sure they have the opportunity to network. Encourage them to discuss their business, exchange business cards and include their profession in the club directory.

submitted by PDG Tony Stefanowicz
District 35L Protocol Chair

Training