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  • The Successful Zone Chairperson 2014 International Convention Toronto, Canada Sunday, July 6, 2014
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  • James A. Cavallaro Past International Director 2010-2012 Ken Bird Past International Director 2008-2010 Gudrun Bjort Yngvadottir Past International Director 2010-2012 Bud Wahl Past International Director 2003 - 2005 Presented by The Successful Zone Chairperson
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  • Todays Objectives 3 Understand the Role of the Zone chairperson Understand the Duties of the Zone Chairperson Understand your role as an active member of the GMT/GLT Learn of the Tools Available for the Zone Chairperson Share Best Practices within small-group discussions
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  • and the district leadership 4 The Zone/Region Chairperson is the LINK between the clubs in the zone Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici / The Role of the Zone/Region Chairperson
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  • Communicator Counselor Motivator 5 The Role of the Zone Chairperson
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  • 6 Further the Purposes of the Association Chair the District Governors Advisory Committee meetings Include DG Team, GMT and GLT Report after District Governors Advisory meetings The Duties of the Zone Chairperson
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  • 7 Visit a regular meeting of each club Ensure that every club operates under a duly adopted constitution and by-laws Represent each club regarding problems Promote full club representation at all conventions The Duties of the Zone Chairperson
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  • 8 Play an active role in organizing new clubs Support leadership development in the zone Promote the Club Excellence Process Supervise progress of district, multiple district and Lions Clubs International projects The Duties of the Zone Chairperson
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  • 9 Hold at least three zone meetings during the year. Suggested agendas shown in the Zone Chairperson ManualZone Chairperson Manual Schedule meetings soon after the cabinet meetings Communicate at Zone Meetings
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  • 10 Make the meeting interesting full of information not too long Use correct meeting procedure Remember, you are in charge!! Some Tips for Great Zone Meetings
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  • Select someone to keep the minutes for you Alter the venues for each meeting Invite a speaker on a subject you wish to promote 11 Some Tips for Great Zone Meetings
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  • Reporting to the Cabinet Prepare a report for the cabinet secretary. Include: Membership of each club, net increase or loss Projects clubs are undertaking Concerns you have regarding the clubs Recommendations you wish to bring before the cabinet District Governors Advisory Committee Meeting Report is now a writable.pdf (DA-ZCM) 12
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  • Visit officially once per year to support the club and share district information Prepare before your visit and be knowledgeable about the club and its projects Always take a membership ceremony induction with you and an invocation. You never know when you might need them! Be prepared to answer questions about Lionism in general, fees and dues, etc. Be Well Prepared for Visits 13
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  • Work with the district governor to ensure the clubs in the zone: Meet on a regular basis Abide by constitutional provisions Demonstrate sound financial practices Conduct service projects in the community Maintain effective internal communications and a community public relations program Implement membership recruitment, orientation and retention program Encourage the development of new Lions leaders 14 Counsel the Club to Strive for Excellence
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  • Listen to both sides Be sure of your facts If in doubt, seek a separate opinion Club dispute resolution procedure in the Standard Club Constitution (Article X)Standard Club Constitution (Article X) For more information see the Lions Learning CenterLions Learning Center on the LCI website 15 Counselor Advisor When Clubs Have Conflict
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  • 16 Partnering with the District GMT Organize a new club Conduct new member orientation Promote Club Excellence Process Implement a member recruitment plan
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  • 17 Partnering with the District GLT Nurture current and future leaders Promote use of leadership development resources and programs Leadership development is as critical and new club development
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  • 18 Zone and Region Chairperson Center
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  • Earn the Quarterly Presidential Award 19
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  • Group Discussion
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  • Discussion Topic #1 A club has a potential problem regarding the election of officers for the following year. A number of members on the board do not want the second vice president to be first vice president the following year. How can a zone chairperson assist the club in ensuring a fair and credible process and election and maintain harmony within the club? 21
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  • Discussion Topic #2 22 The president of a club is very controlling. He/she does not welcome new ideas from members. Some members have transferred to another club because of the presidents actions and attitude. Members requested a meeting with the president to discuss their concerns about the recent club officer election, but he/she did not respond. The members contacted you as zone chairperson for guidance on its election and maintaining the club. What advice and guidance can you give the club?
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  • Discussion Topic #3 23 It has been a practice in the zone for clubs to procrastinate regarding membership and activity reporting and payment of dues. These clubs are consistently showing as non-reporting or delinquent in payment of their account balance. How can you monitor the clubs monthly reporting and payment of dues to ensure that they are completed in a timely manner and each club maintains its active status? What can you do as zone chairperson to ensure the clubs in your zone earn the Club Excellence Award?
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  • Discussion Topic #4 24 A two-year old Lions club has a club roster that shows 50 members, but only 15 are active dues- paying members. The others are non-active and have not paid dues. It is July and the club treasurer has just received the clubs per-capita billing. The club is now scheduled for financial suspension because it could not pay the dues for all of the members on the roster for the past year. What advice and guidance can you give to the club officers that could help correct its financial situation?
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  • Discussion Topic #5 25 A group of younger members of a club has been working to sponsor a new club with young members, transfer themselves as charter members. The leading lion of the group is energetic and has lots of new ideas, and you personally would want to support their efforts. However, some members of the club started to oppose the formation of the new club, and one of the reasons is that the new clubs dues are significantly lower than traditional club dues in the zone. The new club seems to be attracting many younger members, and the prospective charter members have reached over 30 people, but the hostile atmosphere within the existing club is getting intense and it turned out impossible for the club to be a sponsor club. The club president and the leader of younger lions separately asked for your help. What action will you take?
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  • Zone Chairperson Online Training Zone Chairperson Training Workshop (Contact your GLT District Coordinator for more information) Zone Chairperson Manual Club Officers Manual Standard Club Constitution and By-Laws (LA-2) Board Policy Manual Chapter V - Clubs 26 Great Resources and References for You
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  • Additional Tools to Support Your Clubs PU-101 Club Excellence Award (DA-1) Club Election Guidelines Induction Ceremony E-Clubhouse Application Club Health Assessment Report Membership Reports are on MyLCI Logon PageMyLCI Service Activity Reports for your clubs on MyLCI 27
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  • 28 One Great Adventure - for Zone Chairpersons Zone Chair Webinars start THIS WEEK! Wednesday, 7/9/14, 12:00pm CDT Friday, 7/11/14, 7:00pm CDT Wednesday, 7/18/14, 7:00pm CDT
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  • 29 Make it a Great Year and Celebrate Your Success!