Lion of the Year

Guidelines for the Lion of the Year Award 2019

Deadline for submissions is February 28, 2020

Contest Period:  January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Use the following format to submit your Club’s “LION OF THE YEAR” for competition in the District and Multiple District contests.  Or, download the Microsoft Word version of Lion of the Year application form.

NOTE:  Club must be “In Good Standing” with District and International dues paid up to date for candidate to be considered.  (See MD-12 Constitution By Laws Article III, Section 1 and Lions International Constitution and By-Laws Article XI, Section 1(a).)

Use the following format to submit your Club’s “LION OF THE YEAR” for competition in the District and Multiple District contests.

Complete your club’s entry form in detail and mail it to your District Contest and Awards Chairman POST-MARKED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 28, 2019. Include a small picture of your candidate (color print is acceptable) if at all possible.

Attach additional pages (no more than 6) with the information specified in items 1 – 3 below.  No additional pictures or letters of recommendation will be considered.

  1. NAME OF YOUR LIONS CLUB
  2. DISTRICT 12-N
  3. NAME OF YOUR “LION OF THE YEAR”
  4. HOME ADDRESS OF YOUR “LION OF THE YEAR”
  5. AGE
  6. OCCUPATION
  7. SPOUSE’S NAME
  8. How many years has this Lion been a member of your club?

Criteria:

(1)     SERVICE RENDERED TO YOUR LOCAL LIONS CLUB BY YOUR CANDIDATE DURING THE PAST YEAR. (Counts 50 points)  Include offices held and other responsibilities assumed by your candidate during the past twelve (12) months: projects chaired, accomplishments, awards received, meetings attended, perfect attendance, members sponsored, etc.

 

(2)     SERVICE RENDERED TO YOUR COMMUNITY BY YOUR CANDIDATE DURING THE PAST YEAR. (Counts 40 points)  Include local community service outside Lionism; such as Church, youth recreation, volunteer health drives and various other humanitarian services

 

(3)     WHY, IN THE OPINION OF YOUR CLUB, SHOULD YOUR CANDIDATE BE CONSIDERED AN OUTSTANDING LION BY OUR DISTRICT? (Counts 10 points)  A good detailed recommendation from the Club’s Lion of the Year Chairman or Secretary will be quite helpful.

 

Respectfully submitted:

Name of Secretary or Lion of the Year Chairman
Address
Phone
 

Rules and regulations governing the “Lion of the Year” selection in the District and Multiple District.

1. The committee selecting the Lion of the Year shall consider the following points with regard to the importance of the three items in the contest:

  • Item #1 = 50 Points
  • Item #2 = 40 Points
  • Item #3 = 10 Points

2. Only one (1) nominee from a club may be entered each year in the District Contest, only one (1) nominee from a District may be entered each year in the Multiple District Contest and only one (1) Multiple District Lion of the Year shall be selected each year.

3. The candidate shall have been “In Good Standing” in his/her local club during the entire contest period.  (See MD-12 Constitution and By Laws Article III, Section 1 and Lions International  Constitution and By-Laws Article XI, Section 1(a).)

4. Contest begins January 1, 2019 and ends December 31, 2019.

5. The District Contest & Awards Chairman must receive the local club’s completed entry form postmarked no later than February 28, 2020, for the entry to be considered.

6. The District selection committee shall be chaired by the District Contest & Awards Chairman and shall be composed of Lions appointed by the District Governor.

7. Those ineligible to be entered in the District competition are:  District Governor, Vice District Governors, and District Contest & Awards Chairmen.

8. The District winner will be announced at the State Convention, with appropriate awards and publicity being given.

9. The District Contest & Awards Chairman will submit the District winner entry to the Multiple District 12 Tennessee Lions Contest & Awards Chairman on or before a date specified by the MD-12 Contest & Awards Chairman.  Only one (1) nominee shall be submitted to the Multiple District.

10. The State Contest & Awards Committee shall review the District entries sufficiently in advance of the State Convention in order to select a winner and have a suitable award prepared for presentation before the close of the State Convention.

11. Once a Lion has won the District or MD level award of Lion of the Year he/she must not be nominated again for the same award for a period of 5 years.

12. Please include a copy of the application with your entry.

NOTE:  A club nominating a candidate for “Lion of the Year” must be “In Good Standing” with the District and International dues paid up to date.

PDG Diane Wilkerson, District 12-N Contest & Awards Chair
P.O. Box 1688
Powell, TN 37849
 

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