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Why should we report club service hours?

 Why report club service hours? What’s in it for me?

We currently have less than 1/3 of our district clubs reporting their service. That’s reporting to Lions International, reporting to the DG team, and probably reporting to your club members and community, too. 

So why report? A few reasons off the top of my head: 

  • LCI (Lions International) uses these statistics to reach world wide goals of service.
  • The numbers are used when LCIF is partnering with other organizations such as Bill Gates Foundation, Special Olympics, etc.
  • Activities reported can be used for marketing purposes, internationally and locally. (Marketing = members = more hands to serve)
  • Wouldn’t your club members love to see what they have accomplished at the end of the year in a concise document (number of volunteers, number of volunteer hours, funds raised/donated)?
  • How about your community? You’d be able to show your community what you accomplished for a month or a year.

So that’s why report. Now why else don’t clubs report? Other reasons I’ve heard and why that doesn’t hold water:

  • Don’t know how. **Join the training on January 25. Contact your DG or district admin for one on one help.
  • Club secretary doesn’t do computer, tablet, smart phone. **It doesn’t have to be the secretary. It can be the president, service chair, or designate a club admin.
  • Tried it, MyLion didn’t work. **It does now. The initial roll out was a mess, quite frankly. Many improvements have been made. And with any technology, there can still be a glitch now and then. 
  • Takes too much time. **It’s really quick. Probably 5 minutes tops per activity.
  • Don’t need to. **See reasons above.

So here’s a big THANK YOU to the clubs reporting already. We’ll be contacting clubs directly in the the next couple of months to see how we can help.


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