Sunday, June 2, 2013

It's Not Over Until It's Over

Past experience shows that when it gets close to the end of the Lion's Fiscal Year, Clubs tend to gear down....  They're not as busy with projects, activities, or fundraisers.  Recruitment of new members may stop.  Terms are coming to an end and officers might feel their job is done. 

But it's not over until it's over!  There's still work to do, people to help, causes to contribute.  Lions should never put off until tomorrow... what they can do today.  Because tomorrow will bring a whole new set of causes, requests, and people needing our help. 

The Lions Fiscal Year goes from July 1 through June 30 of each year.  New officers come on board July 1.  June is a good time to start cleaning out files and purging information that should be kept with the permanent Club folders in the storage unit. 

Secretary's should remember that they are the keeper of Club information, minutes, and the like and they need to be kept and filed with previous years. 

This is also a good time to start training the new officers, pass the torch, give them all the help you can so they can start off July 1 armed with the knowledge they need to do their job effectively, efficiently, and with ease. 

New Officers:  Don't be afraid to reach out to other officers or senior members for training and help.  If you have a question, ask someone. There's several seasoned members in the Club that will be more than happy to help you get on your feet. 

Good luck!  And remember.... don't be afraid to ask for help! 

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