Westport’s president Wayne Bent (L) presents a token of our appreciation to Lion James Johnston (R), District A4 Public Relations and Promotion Coordinator, and 30 South chairperson, Sue Tunnicliffe.
Westport Lions Roar
By Lion Bob Reddick
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Recently our club hosted a 30 South Zone meeting. Lions clubs from Elgin, Seeley’s Bay, Gananoque, and Westport enjoyed an outstanding presentation by Lion James Johnston from Chalk River on how to Revitalize Your Club to Recruit New Members.
Lion James pointed out that every club needs to recruit two to three new members each year to maintain membership numbers. He then gave us many excellent ideas on how to increase our membership by actively promoting our club.
Also, he believes every club should have an active Membership Committee to help resolve conflicts, engage members, and make sure members are proud of what they do.
We were privileged that District A4 Governor, Lion David Howard and District A4 Secretary, Lion Joyce Firlotte attended the meeting to tell us what is going on at the global and district level.
District A4 encompasses all the clubs in the counties of Leeds and Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, Ottawa-Carleton, Dundas, Stormont & Glengarry and Prescott & Russell.
Governor David Howard told us that Lions Clubs International (LCI) is highlighting five major areas of need in the world in the upcoming years. LCI refers to these areas of need as 5 Global Causes, which includes Vision, Diabetes, Hunger, Environment and Childhood Cancer.
Governor David encouraged individual clubs to continue their focus on the youth of their communities, but also encompass the five Global Causes in their delivery of service to their communities. He invited all clubs to use the District’s resources to deliver services to their communities.
District A4 will be highlighting the work that Lions do in the areas of vision screening and hearing testing while launching programs to further raise awareness of diabetes education and diabetes screening. Governor David challenged all clubs to host one or more events focusing on these areas.