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Mar 04 2016

Global Leadership Team Message

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Dr Seuss

I have been a voracious reader since toddlerhood & visiting our local library, I was reminded that March 2nd is the birthday of Dr. Seuss. One of his quotes is especially relevant to our Lions Clubs.

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered”

How will your Lions Club be remembered? As a social club or service club? We will be celebrating one hundred years of service, but how can we communicate this to our communities? We can serve and lead them by stepping outside our club meetings to fulfill the Centennial Service Challenges. Vision projects, youth programs, hunger initiatives, and environmental projects are being met around the world and meeting the needs of our communities.

Connect with your community and build your Lion Legacy by planning a Centennial Community Legacy Project during our Centennial Celebration. Legacy Projects are visible gifts to your community that commemorate our Centennial and create a lasting legacy of your service contributions.

Your Legacy Project will serve as a reminder of just how important your club is to the community during the Centennial and beyond. All Lions clubs around the world are encouraged to complete a Legacy Project by June 30, 2018, so start planning yours today!

Plan Your Legacy Project
With three levels of participation, there’s an opportunity for every club to get involved. Choose a project from the list below or develop your own to address specific needs in your community.

  • Level 1 Raise Your Community Visibility
    Post new Lions signs * Donate a park bench * Sponsor a fountain
  • Level 2 Provide a Community Gift
    Refurbish a playground * Fund resources for the visually impaired * Donate a vehicle to a community organization
  • Level 3 Make a Community Impact
    Build a clinic *Expand a library *Develop a training center * Equip an area hospital

Promote Your Legacy Project
All Legacy Projects should be identified with a sign or plaque indicating the project was donated by your Lions Club. Showcase your project and invite others to serve. LCI has additional information and Club Secretaries should record the activities with their monthly activity reports. For more information and resources, check out Lions100.org

As your GLT, I can direct you to any training or resources needed to assist your Lions Clubs in making an impact on your community. For more information, I can be reached at lionsheryl@yahoo.com or by phone at 386-546-2767. Look for email blasts regarding Zone Chairperson training and other leadership opportunities.

Yours together in Service,

Lion Sheryl Shemet
District Global Leadership
Team Coordinator

“A man had made at least made a start on discovering the meaning of life when he plants shade trees under which he knows he will never sit” – David Elton Trueblood