By guest blogger Kim Heyne, Lions Club International
Most of us have heard of Lions clubs, either from the Lions club logo on the city welcome sign, helping in a homeless shelter or collecting eyeglasses. Although Lions are best known for preventing blindness, but they also participate in many types of projects, ranging from assisting the underprivileged to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.
Did you know that Lions Clubs International offers colleges and universities a chance to form a club on campus? Campus Lions clubs give students, faculty, staff and the campus community the opportunity to participate in the largest service organization in the world. In addition to helping the community, students will strengthen business and management skills, build their resume and network with members of the community.
Campus club members have the freedom to determine the types of service projects their club will provide to help make a difference in the lives of others. Projects ideas range from alternative spring break missions, to food distribution for the needy or tutoring less privileged elementary students.
Members receive Pride, a bi-annual campus club newsletter. The newsletter highlights important information from Lions Clubs International, project ideas and featured projects from outstanding campus clubs. Another way to stay in touch is to become our Fan on Facebook.
Student Member Program
Students under 30 can participate in Lions clubs Student Member Program and receive an entrance/charter fee waiver and pay only half international dues of $19.50 (that’s only $1.63 per month). Students over the age of 30 have an entrance/charter fee of only $10 but pay full international dues.
Start a Club on Your Campus
Give your campus the opportunity to address the unique needs of the campus, local and worldwide communities. What you will need to start a club is the Campus Club Kit. These kit materials are available online and include the Guide to Developing Campus Lions Clubs (pdf), which has all the details you will need to get started.
For more information about Campus Lions clubs, to request a Campus Club Kit or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!