Lists are distributed
Club / Board will review the list
Membership can accept or reject names
Club Members will be assigned or volunteer
to be prospective sponsors.
No single member should be sponsoring
Once again no contact is to be made at this
Discuss the type of membership growth
meeting you wish to have.
A Special Membership Meeting
Club should also set a date and time and a place
Develop an agenda
The chairman prepares the letter inviting the
prospects to the special meeting
Copies of the agenda and letters are given to the
Letters are signed by the Lion who will contact the
prospective new lion not the club officers, unless
they are one of the sponsors.
Letters will be followed up by a personal phone call
from the sponsoring lion within 7 days after
mailing to verify if they are attending.
We can call it “report night “
Membership Committee reviews the original list of
prospects one at a time and asks members for the
results of their contacts.
Club prepares for the special meeting.
Meal or snacks?
How to make prospects welcome and comfortable?
Reviews checklist of needed items, such as
applications, presenters, who is responsible for
food, greeting, seating, etc.
Start on time.
Keep presentations to 10 minutes each. One on your
local club service projects and one highlighting any
district, state or LCI projects and cost of membership.
Ask if there are any questions. Remember that we have
several types of membership options.
Have each sponsor come forward an get an application
to give their guest. Offer to help them fill in the
information. If they say they would like to take it with
them that is fine, but first ask what their hesitation is.
We must not have answered a question that they have in
their mind. Invite them back to the next club meeting.
No regular club business should be discussed that
Have good Lions oriented program with a
motivated impressive presenter on one of our
You can install the new members or announce the
installation date if choose not to do it that night.
Do not postpone it more than the next meeting.
Give them a chance to share if they wish.
Have fun, tail twist, joke.
Any reports given should be positive ones.
If you are asking for volunteers on anything, you
better make sure that you will have hands waving
all over the room.
Make sure spouses, partners and family
members are invited.
Have all membership kits and pins ready
Certificates already filled out and signed