BEST CLUB BULLETIN CONTEST RULES
Contest Period - The first regular issue in August through the last issue in April for this Lion Year.
Entry Details - All club bulletins qualify (Lions and LEO Clubs). Each issue must be submitted to the DG, 1stVDG, 2ndVDG and Cabinet Secretary.
Awards - Awards will be presented at the District Convention. Awards will be presented in four categories - Large Club, Medium Club, Small Club and Electronic (e-mailed)
System of Judging - Judging will be based on the 4 sections listed below:
Masthead and Address Panel:
Bulletin name, date, issue number
Club name and address
District, Region, Zone
Editor's name, address, telephone number
Club Membership & Board meetings place, day, time
Lions Logo, and/or Club logo
President and Secretary with contact information
District Governor with contact information
VDGs and Cabinet Secretary
Region and Zone Chairs with contact information
Club Roster with Spouse's names
Resume of last meeting
Resume of last board meeting
Upcoming programs or Guest Speaker
Upcoming Club, Zone. Region, and/or District events
Past club events
Attendance boosting slogans
Illustrations, photos, humors, stories, etc.
Members personal items
Legibility and neatness
Well organized captions
Graphics and photos
Creativity and originality
Visitation Contest Rules
Purpose of this contest is to promote learning and friendship among individual Lions and Clubs. To share ideas and experiences, to better the Club(s) and Lions.
1. Contest Dates:
I. August 1, 2022 thru April 1, 2023
II. Winners will be announced at the District Convention.
I. Notify Club President and/or Club Secretary being visited of the approximate number of visiting Lions and the date of the intended visitation.
3. An official visitation will include the following:
I. Any regular meeting of another Club, including Charter
a. Visitations must not include someone from your Club selling tickets to a future event.
b. The District Governor nor a Cabinet member nor a Committee member shall count if making an official visitation.
c. Lions points from campaigning for a higher office will not be accepted.
II. To all Zone, Region & District Meetings and District Training
a. District Cabinet personnel are not included.
III. To another Club's sponsored social activity.
a. Fundraisers are not included.
4. The number of Lions required for an official Club visitation is as follows:
Total Club Membership: Minimum Visiting Members
19 or less Members 2 Members
20 to 30 Members 3 Members
31 or more Members 4 Members
5. Visitation Points (see official forms on the District web site):
I. One (1) point per minimum required member delegation making the legal visitation within same Zone as home Club.
a. An additional five (5) points for each addition member making the same visitation to the same Club.
II. Points are doubled the amount of (I) if outside of the home
Zone but within the home Region.
III. Points are tripled the amount of (I) if outside the Home
IV. Points are quadrupled the amount of (I) if a San Diego County Lions visits a Club in Imperial County or if Imperial County Lions visits a Club in San Diego County.
V. Individual Lions can score the same points as a minimum required Club delegation.
a. Individual Lions cannot claim the added points if part of a larger than minimum Club delegation.
I. Certificates will be issued to the 1st & 2nd place winners of each of the 4 categories.
a. Clubs with membership of 19 Lions and below. b. Clubs with membership of 20 – 30 Lions. c. Clubs with membership of over 30 Lions. d. Individual Lions
I. All visitation reports must be sent to the Cabinet Secretary within 30 days of the event, beginning August 1st.
II. Reports are to be signed by the Club Visitation Chair, President or Secretary.
III. All reports are to be postmarked no later the April 1st
IV. Visitation reports for a given month not received by the Cabinet Secretary within 30 days after the event will be disallowed.
V. All decisions of the Cabinet Secretary are final.
To download the above Visitation Reporting Form, click here
INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST
For over three decades, Lions clubs around the globe have been sponsoring a very special art contest in schools and youth groups. Creating peace posters gives children everywhere the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.
2022 - 2023 CONTEST - "LEAD WITH COMPASSION"
Rules may be found in each kit a club purchase
Students ages 11, 12, or 13 as of November 15, 2022 are eligible to participate in the International Peace Poster Contest. Entries not meeting the following deadlines will be disqualified.
PEACE POSTER CONTEST DEADLINES
+ January 15 - Kits go on sale from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
+ October 1 - Deadline to purchase kits from the Club Supplies Sales Department at International Headquarters.
+ November 15 - Postmark deadline for a club to send one winning poster (per contest sponsored) to the District Governor.
+ December 1 - Postmark deadline for a District Governor to send one winning district poster to Multiple District Council Chairperson.
+ December 15 - Postmark deadline for the Multiple District Council Chairperson to send one winning poster to the Brand and Marketing Strategy Department at the International Headquarters.
+ February 1 - International winners notified on or about this date.
STUDENT SPEAKERS CONTEST (Student Speaker Foundation)
A student prepares and delivers a speech on a specific topic. The speech must last at least five and no longer than 10 minutes. The student first competes in the club contest sponsored by a local Lions Club.
Club Contest: Winner = $100 (cash) and All Runner-ups = $25 (cash)
Zone Contest: Winner = $150 cash (The winner from each Club Contest compete in the Zone Contest, each Zone consist of clubs in that respective Zone).
Region Contest: Winner = $250 cash (The winners from the Zone Contests compete in the Region Contest, each Region consist of Zones in that respective Region).
District Contest: $4,500 Scholarship (The winners from the 5 Region Contests compete in the District Contest).
Area Contest: $6,500 Scholarship (The winners from the 4 District Contests compete in the Area Contest).
Area 1 - District 4-C1, 4-C5 & 4-A1
Area 2 - District 4-C2, 4-C3, 4-C4 & 4-C6
Area 3 - District 4-A2, 4-A3, 4-L1 & 4-L3
Area 4 - District 4-L2, 4-L4, 4-L5 & 4-L6
MD-4 Final Contest: = $10,000 Scholarship (The winners from the 4 Area Contests compete in the Final Contest).
MD-4 Final Winner receives $21,000 in Scholarships money and a total of $500 in Cash prizes.
A Big Congratulations to Lion Paul Walters, our District SSF Trustee - he raised over the $7,000 minimum suggested donation goal to SSF per district in the last 5 years. Good Job Lion Paul Walters!
2023 Topic - Social Media Connects us or Isolate Us
Handbook, click here
Schedule for 2023
Club Level: on or before Friday - February 24, 2023
Zone Level: on or before Monday - March 20, 2023
Region Level: on or before Monday - April 17, 2023
District Level: on or before Monday - May 2nd (2022)
Note: CHSSA will be April 29-May 8, 2023
Area Level: on or before Monday - May 22, 2023
Final: Council of Governors Meeting - Saturday, June XX, 2023
Student Speakers Packet Order, Clubs Only
If you need a Club packet, please send a request with a $25 check to MD4, 129 Los Aguajes Ave., Santa Barbara, CA 93101The deadline to order for free is past. So Sorry if you missed it. Oct 1 is always the deadline.
ONLY CLUBS NEED TO ORDER A PACKET.
ZONE, REGION, DISTRICT, AREA PACKETS WILL BE MAILED AUTOMATICALLY.
* THE JOINT (JUNE 11, 2022) COUNCIL OF GOVERNORS MEETING HOLDS THE FINAL CONTEST
* THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING (THE FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST) HOLDS A DISTRICT STUDENT SPEAKERS CHAIRPERSON TRAINING AND Q&A.
* THE FALL MEETING (OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER) THE PACKETS FOR THE DISTRICT AND AREA ARE DELIVERED TO THE DISTRICT GOVERNOR.
* THE MID-WINTER MEETING AND MD4 CONVENTION (FEBRUARY 25-27): A STUDENT SPEAKERS SEMINAR FOR ALL IS PRESENTED AT MD4CON; ANY EXTRA MATERIAL IS AVAILABLE TO BE PICKED UP FREE.
SUPPORT STUDENT SPEAKER FOUNDATION
Become a Fellow
Fred W. Smith Fellowship $500
Donald E. Snyder Fellowship $400
Dwight E. Stanford Fellowship $300
Harry J. Aslan Fellowship $200
Download the Order Form, click here
INTERNATIONAL PEACE ESSAY CONTEST
Created to give an opportunity for virtually impaired young people to express their feelings of peace, the International Essay Contest is a staple of Lins clubs around the world. Lions work with local schools and area families to identify young people who are interested in participating and who could benefit from this program. One grand prize will receive an award and $5,000.
Students who are visually impaired, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15 are eligible to participate. Each essay must be submitted with a complete entry form. Essay must be no longer that 500 words in length, submitted in English, typed in black ink and double-spaced.
100% CLUB SECRETARY
The Club President shall sign and certify that the below listed requirements for 100% Secretary Award have been met as listed in the 2022 - 2023 District 4-L6 Directory. The certification must be approved by the club’s Board of Directors and be approved by the Zone Chair and forwarded to the 2022 - 2023 Cabinet Secretary for verification and submission to the District Governor not later than September 1, 2023. If qualified, the recipient Secretary shall receive his/her award from the 2019-2020 District Governor not later than the 2nd District Membership Meeting in LY 2023-2024
The Award period is from August 1 through April 1
Requirements which must be fulfilled:
1. The Club Secretary shall have submitted complete, accurate and timely Monthly Membership Reports as follows:
a. Manually submitted MMR's shall have been postmarked no later than 20th of the month of the reporting period. Electronically filed MMR's must be submitted by the last day of the month of the reporting period.
b. Club membership data including gains, losses and totals shall be accurately tabulated and recorded
c. Complete data, including sponsor's name and membership number, shall be incorporated for each new member.
2. The Club Secretary shall meet all the requirements for 100% Attendance Award
3. The Club Secretary shall record, maintain and report accurate minutes of all Board of Directors and regular club meetings.
4. The Club Secretary shall have submitted complete and accurate Officer Reporting Forms PU-101 for the Club, postmarked no later than May 15.
5. The club shall be in good standing with Lions Clubs International, Multiple District Four and District 4-L6.
6. The Club Secretary shall personally attend the Secretary's Workshop at the District Lions Learning Day.
7. The Club Secretary shall have attended at least two (2) District Governor Advisory Committee Meetings within his/her Zone during the year.
8. The Club Secretary shall have attended at least three (3) of the District Membership Meetings during the year.
9. The Club Secretary has prepared and helped with transition for the incoming club Secretary.