Thoughts on Growing Membership From the Texas District Governors and Notable Lions

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Re-Membering Texas Clubs A Top Priority

The 2015 – 2016 MD2 Council of Governors has developed a 3 part membership program built upon 3 simple principles: Recruit, Rebuild, and Retain.

The program was introduced at the Texas Lions State Convention in College Station, where District Global Membership & Leadership Chairmen, as well as Zone Chairs, were given the opportunity to review the plan and to work with their District Governor Teams on methods to deliver the program information to the Lions Clubs in their Districts during the upcoming Lions year.

Within the 3 prongs are 4 major goals the District Governors hope to accomplish:

  • Every Club in the State plan and initiate a membership plan during the year.
  • Every Lion bring in one new member (or at least “Just Ask” one person).
  • Increase PR locally and statewide and become more visible with Club service projects.
  • Make changes in the Clubs, to attract the younger people the Clubs will need to survive and
    to make the Clubs more meaningful, so that Lions want to stay members.

The theme of the program, re-MEMBER Texas, while playing off the famous Texan battle cry, attempts to bring awareness to the approximately 900 Texas Lions Clubs that Lions cannot forget to take care of the clubs, themselves, if they are to continue to be a force of service entering our second century. The Council noted that over the last 25 years, Lions Club membership in Texas dropped from over 45,000 to approximately 26,000; and while many membership themes have been initiated in Texas, most left the implementation to the individual Clubs without any real action plan to help. Along with their District Governor team, the following pages and the re-MEMBER Texas Kit should give Texas clubs all the help they need to successfully re-MEMBER their clubs this year.