Lions Club of the Year

Guidelines for the Lions Club of the Year Award 2014-2015

GENERAL RULES FOR THE 2014-2015 STATE CLUB OF THE YEAR CONTEST

The contest among clubs in each District will start July 1, 2014 and ends June 30, 2015.  Activities for which the club may have earned points will be reported by completing a separate Cub Contest Worksheet for each month or by utilizing the LCI online activity report for each month.  All worksheets, if worksheets are used, must be received by the District Contest and Awards Chairman by the 5th of the following month.  The Contest and Awards Chairman shall tabulate the points scored by each club and maintain cumulative totals.  All information used to earn points in the contest will be shown on the Club Contest Worksheet.  No corrections to previous worksheets shall be accepted. Tabulations showing current cumulative totals may be

The JUNE 2015 Club Contest worksheet or LCI activity report MUST BE RECEIVED by the District Contest and Awards Chairman NO LATER THAT JULY 5, 2015 to be considered in the contest.  Winners will be announced at the next state function.  The Contest and Awards Chairman in each District shall notify the Multiple District Contest and Awards Chairman as to the name of the winning club in each District and the cumulative point total for each winner.

A club which earns a cumulative total of 20,000 points and which meets ALL the Eligibility Rules for the contest period shall re recognized as a Superior Club.  Suitable awards or recognition shall be made by the District at an appropriate District meeting following the close of the contest period.

Please read the PURPOSE, ELIGIBILITY, PERIOD OF CONTEST, and HOW RESULTS DETERMINED on the STATE CLUB ON THE YEAR CRITERIA sheet.

 

PURPOSE:  To define a framework which the Council of Governors of MD-12 can identify and acknowledge those Lions Clubs which, by their actions, exemplify the ideals and goals of Lionism.

ELIGIBILITY: To receive ANY Awards from this contest, the Lions Clubs (Sec. 501-C4 IRS) 12 shall have all District and International dues paid up to date, and all Monthly Membership Reports submitted.

PERIOD OF CONTEST: The Contest Period is from July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015.  A separate worksheet must completed for each month and all must be postmarked or emailed by the 5th of the following month to be considered on time.

HOW RESULTS ARE DETERMINED:

The Contest and Awards Chairman, using information supplied monthly by the Club Secretary on the Club Contest Worksheet shall periodically compute and rank the Clubs. The points awarded shall be determined using the following criteria:

There will be a three tier contest of small, medium, and large clubs.

  • Small clubs shall be from 1-30 members
  • Medium clubs shall be from 31-60 members
  • Large clubs shall be 61+ members

Note:  Once the Club is entered in a category (S,M, L), they will remain in that category the remainder of the contest for that year even though they may have pluses or minuses.  The club’s ranking will be determined by the Club’s membership as of June 30, 2014.

Club of the Year Criteria

A. 1  Club receives 1000 points for each net gain of one Lion using June 2014 MMR

A. 2  Club receives points as indicated below for percentage gained using June 2015 MMR

  • 25 to 49% – 4,000 points
  • 50 to 74% – 10,000 points
  • 75 to 99% – 17,000 points
  • 100% – 25,000 points

B. 1  Club receives 2 points for each dollar spent on sight and service projects

B. 2  Club receives 1 point for each dollar spent on other projects

B. 3  Club receives 2 points for each hour spent on fundraising or service projects.  Mileage can be converted at the rate of 30 miles equals 1 point.  Leo hours count. (Club Meeting & Visit hours do not count.)

B. 4  Club receives 3 points for each Eyewill/Donor cards turned in

B. 5  Club receives 125 points for each hearing aid turned in.

B. 6  Club receives 3 points for each pair of used eyeglasses turned in.

B. 7  Club receives 5 points for each ink jet cartridge turned in.

B. 8  Club receives 10 points for each laser toner cartridge turned in.

B. 9  Club receives 25 points for each used cell telephone turned in.

B.10 Club receives 100 points for each screening session through KidSight Outreach

B.11 Club receives 10 points for each child screened through KidSight Outreach.

B.12 Club receives 100 points for each screening session in schools / community. Hearing other than KidSight

B.13 Club receives 10 points for each person screened.

B.14 Club receives 5000 points for sponsoring a new Lions Club.

B.15 Club receives 2000 points for sponsoring a new or existing Leo Club.

B.16 Club receives 1000 points for sponsoring a Lion of the Year by February 28.

B.17 Club receives 1000 points for sponsoring a Lion of the Decade by February 28.

B.18 Club receives 1000 points for naming a Melvin Jones Fellow.

B.19 Club receives 250 points for paying first semi-annual International Dues by August 1.

B.20 Club receives 250 points for paying second semi-annual International Dues by February 1.

B.21 Club receives 250 points for paying first semi-annual District Dues by September 1.

B.22 Club receives 250 points for paying second semi-annual District Dues by March 1.

B.23 Club receives 250 points for each program presented at Club Meetings.

B.24 Club receives1000 points for submitting a Virginia Lindsey candidate by February 28.

B.25 Club receives 1000 points for submitting a Lindsey/Jennings candidate.

B.26 Club receives 1000 points for submitting a Tennessee Lions Hall of Fame candidate.

B.27 Club receives 1000 points for submitting the contest report form by the 5th of the following month.

B.28 Club receives 1000 points if New Officers’ Report form (PU-101) is submitted by March 31.

B.29 Club receives 1000 points for publishing a club newsletter.  (Maximum two)

C.1   Clubs having the following percent of its total membership visiting another Club, attending Zone, Region, District, MD-12 meetings, a Lions Convention, LLR or Lions International Headquarters during the month will receive the following points:

  • 5 -9% – 500 points
  • 10-19% – 1,000 points
  • 20-29% – 2,000 points
  • 30-49% – 4,000 points
  • 50-74% – 6,000 points
  • 75-99% – 10,000 points

NOTE:  Each day of the LLR and District Convention counts as a visit.  If 10 Lions visit a club or attend a zone meeting, that is 10 visits. If 5 Lions visit a club and then the same 5 Lions attend a zone meeting later in the month, that is 10 visits.

NOTE:  Fundraising project money spent does not count as money spent for reporting in either B.1 or B.2.  Example:  A club purchases pecans to sell as a fundraising project and pays $20,000.00 when the pecans are shipped.  This $20,000.00 is not reported in either B.1 or B.2.  You do report hours spent during the sale of the pecans in B.3.  Mileage counts using 30 miles equals one point.

 

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