New Lion Orientation

Overview

Proper orientation is one way to help with the retention of members. It provides an overview of the Lions organization's proud history, structure, benefits, and extent of services worldwide. All new members should receive orientation of the International organization, Local District 50 (Hawaii Lions), and their respective club. (PDG Cecelia Izuo - Orientation Committee Chair, creator of the Powerpoint Presentations & Interactive Card Game)

PowerPoint Presentations

These PowerPoint presentations and interactive card games were created for usage in orientation and reinforcement. Please use these tools as instructional aid in telling the Lions story.

Download the following

International Orientation (for Presentation)
Here is the ASSOCIATED SCRIPT to use
with the presentation

International Orientation (Quickview)

District 50 Lions Orientation (for Presentation)

District 50 Lions Orientation (Quickview)

NEW! Here is a customizable Club Orientation. Simply tailor to your needs by filling in the blanks.

Download the Club Orientation

Microsoft PowerPoint REQUIRED for PPT files

The video below is good to use as an orientation tool.  It is an excellent introduction to Lions Clubs International through success stories shared by an actor that portrays Melvin Jones.  It was produced by Lions Clubs International but edited for brevity and dated information.


Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NaAA7Jb24GY

Test Your Lion IQ

Just for Fun, What’s your Lion’s IQ? Challenge yourself or have some fun at a meeting. How many questions can you answer correctly? Download the PowerPoint Lion IQ Test!

# Correct Your Award!
10-9 Give yourself 3 big ROARS!
8 Give yourself 2 ROARS!
7 Give yourself 1 ROAR!
6 Ggive yourself a MEOW and take a refresher orientation course

Interactive Card Game

Prepare cards by printing the PDF Card Sets (in color) on heavy bond paper or card stock (preferred). Cut the sheet vertically in half and fold cards.

To play the game: Randomly issue 1 card per player. Players are required to locate another player who holds a matching card. A matching pair is defined as having the same color AND border style frame. Upon reading the card’s information, the content described must be relevant to the pairing. Once this is established, all players need to work as a team, correctly placing their cards in chronological order. When done, the cards are read aloud.

Lions International
Lions of D50
image of Lion's interactive card game

Ceremony

At Lions meetings there are Opening and Closing ceremonies. This is an example guide: Invocation / Patriotic Song "America" / Pledge to the American Flag / International Lions Pledge. Sometimes the order, passage, or song changes. Here is a collection that is used during Lions meeting:

Pledge of Allegiance

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

International Lions Pledge

I pledge allegiance to my country and to the cause of peace throughout the World. I believe in the principles of Lionism as contained in the Lions Code of Ethics. I am proud to be a Lion dedicated to the service of others.

"America" (1st verse only)

My country, 'tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing;

Land where my fathers died, Land of the pilgrims' pride, From every mountainside

Let freedom ring!

"America the Beautiful" O beautiful for spacious skies, For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties, Above the fruited plain!
America! America! God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!
"Hawaii Ponoi" Hawaii ponoi Nana i kou, moi
Kalani Alii, ke Alii.
Makua lani e Kamehameha e
Na kaua e pale Me ka i he.

After Orientation

All new Lions Members should become a Proud Lion! New Lions members must accomplish the following; Complete seven (7) tasks within the first six (6) months of joining. It is the responsibility of the sponsoring Lion or Mentor to help the new Lion accomplish these assignments. For the list of tasks, Download The Proud Lions Award Form.