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The ABCs of Retention Success

A is for Agenda: Don't run a meeting without one!

B is for Building a Better Tomorrow: Participate in this year's ambitious International Program and watch your club grow!

C is for Community: Make sure your Lions club is a vital part of the community by planning service activities that fulfil pressing needs.

D is for Dedication: One of the key characteristics of a successful volunteer!

E is for Evaluate: Evaluate your club and create an action plan to implement necessary changes. The President's Retention Campaign Clinic Series and How are your Ratings? Can help get the job done right!

F is for Fellowship: Plan social activities for club members that build the bond of fellowship.

G is for Grow: Look into ways your club can grow this year. Consider one of the new extension opportunities such as a New Centuary Lions Club, Club Branch, Lioness Lions Club or Campus Club.

H is for History: Your club can acknowledge the rich history and traditions of Lions while planning for future success.

I is for Involve: Make each member an essential part of the club by involving them in meanigful activities.

J is for Jump: Be proactive and jump into action at the beginning of the Lions year. Your positive attitude will be infectious.

K is for Knowledge: The best Lions are informed ones. Encourage your members to have a thorough understanding of your club, its goals and its history.

L is for Leadership: Creating future leaders is important for building a strong club.

M is for Meetings: Long/boring meetings are the number one retention challenge. How do yours measure up?

N is for New Members: A club can't grow without them!

O is for Orientation: A proper orientation is the best way to get a new member off to a great start.

P is for Publicity: Don't be afraid to "toot your own horn" by publicizing your club's worthwhile activities to help ensure their success.

Q is for Quality: Strive for Quality in everything you do, whether it be recruitng new members or begining a new service activity.

R is for Recognition: Recognize the outstanding efforts of your members at every opportunity.

S is for Strategies: Turn to the President's Retention Campaign for successful strategies to combat all your retention challenges!

T is for Team: Remember, Together Everybody Achieves More.

U is for Unity: Sharing common goals will help your members feel united.

V is for Variety: Try something new to keep members interested and involved.

W is for We Serve: The motivating force behind what all Lions do.

X is for eXtra: Anything worth doing is worth doing well; encourage extra efforts from all your team members.

Y is for Year-Round Growth: Quality members aren't only available during certain months of the year. Focus your efforts consistently all year-round.

Z is for Zest: Can you take care of business and still have fun? You bet! Make your club enjoyable and productive.

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