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Centennial Membership Awards Questions

Centennial Membership Awards Questions

1) What are the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards?

The Centennial Celebration Membership Awards recognize Lions and Lions clubs that contribute to membership growth during our Centennial Celebration. Lions and Lions clubs can earn special recognition based on their efforts in two categories: 1. sponsoring new members and 2. chartering new clubs. 

2) When does the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards begin?
The Awards program begins on April 1, 2015 and ends on June 30, 2018.

3) Can any Lion or Lions club earn recognition?
All Lions and Lions clubs have the opportunity to earn recognition. 

Individual Lion Recognition

  1. Sponsor a new member and be recognized as a Centennial Sponsor

  2. Help charter a new club and be recognized as a Centennial Club Organizer

After a Lion completes one of the above actions, they automatically qualify to earn progressive levels of Centennial Lion Awards:

  • Silver Centennial Lion – Earned once the new member/club remains in good standing for a consecutive year and a day  

  • Gold Centennial Lion – Earned once the new member/club remains in good standing for two consecutive years and a day  

  • Diamond Centennial Lion – Earned once the new member/club remains in good standing for three consecutive years and a day

Lions Club Recognition

Premier Centennial Club

  1. Induct at least three (3) new members during a fiscal year during the Centennial Celebration, and the new members remain active for two years and a day

    OR

  2. Sponsor a new Lions club during the Centennial Celebration and the new club remains active for two years and a day

World Class Centennial Club

  1. Induct at least three new members in each of the three fiscal years of the Centennial Celebration, and the new members remain in good standing throughout the Centennial Celebration.

    AND

  2. Sponsor a new Lions club during at least one of the fiscal years of the Centennial Celebration and the new club remains active for a year and a day. 

4) How will Lions be recognized for their achievements?
Lions who sponsor a new member will receive a “limited edition” Centennial Sponsor Pin and Centennial Sponsor Certificate. Items will be distributed in Lions Clubs International’s New Member Kits.

Lions who help organize a new club will receive a “limited edition” Centennial Club Organizer Pin and Centennial Club Organizer Certificate. Items will be mailed to the current district governor of each district with the new club’s official Lions Clubs International Charter.

The progressive awards for Centennial Sponsors and Centennial Club Organizers will be based on the amount of time the new member or new club remains active. 

Silver Centennial Lions will be recognized in the following ways for their achievements:

  • Member will receive a “limited edition” silver pin

  • Recognition on the LCI Centennial website

Gold Centennial Lions will be recognized in the following ways for their achievements:

  • Member will receive a “limited edition” gold pin

  • Recognition on the LCI Centennial website

  • Recognition at area forums, MD and district conventions

Diamond Centennial Lions will be recognized in the following ways for their achievements:

  • Member will receive a special “limited edition” pin

  • Photo featured on LCI Centennial website

  • Recognition at area forums, MD and district conventions

  • Recognition at International Convention

  • Featured with fellow achievers in LION Magazine

5) How will clubs be recognized for their achievements?
Premier Centennial Clubs will be recognized in the following ways for their achievements:

  • Club will receive a “limited edition” banner patch

  • Recognition on the LCI Centennial website

  • Recognition on the LCI club locator with a virtual banner icon

  • Recognition at area forums, MD and district conventions

World Class Centennial Clubs will be recognized in the following ways for their achievements:

  • Club will receive a “limited edition” banner patch and plaque presented by the district governor during the following fiscal year

  • A certificate will be given to each active member of the club 

  • Recognition in LION Magazine and on the LCI Centennial website

  • Recognition on the LCI club locator with a virtual banner icon

  • Special recognition at area forums, multiple district conventions and International Convention

6) When are the individual and club level qualification periods for earning Membership Awards?

Award Type

Qualification Period

Silver Centennial Lion

April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018

Gold Centennial Lion

April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018

Diamond Centennial Lion

April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2018

Premier Centennial Club

(2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)*

World Class Centennial Club

(2015-16, 2016-17, 2017-18)*

* Qualification periods are based on full fiscal years.

7) How many progressive level pins can a Lion earn during the Centennial Membership Awards Program?
Centennial Sponsors and Centennial Club Organizers will receive one award of the same type. For example, a Lion who sponsors multiple new Lions will receive one Silver Centennial Lion Award when the first new Lion they sponsor stays for a year and a day.

However, a Lion who sponsors a new member and helps charter a new club can earn a progressive level award for both. Once the new member and new club stays a year and a day, the Lion is eligible to receive the Silver Centennial Lion Award for both.

8) When must new members and new clubs be submitted to LCI in order to be counted towards the Centennial Membership Awards Program?
The qualification period for the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards program begins April 1, 2015 and runs through June 30, 2018. Any new members sponsored or clubs chartered during this time will count towards Centennial Celebration Membership Awards recognition.

9) If a new member joins an existing club, drops after 6-months of membership and is reinstated, will I still receive credit towards the progressive Centennial Lion Award?
No.  New members must remain active for a consecutive year(s). Once a member drops for any reason, the sponsor cannot receive credit for that new member.

10) How will Lions and clubs know if they earned a Centennial Celebration Membership Award?
Award notification will be mailed by LCI to club secretaries along with the award.

11) Where should I send questions I have about the program?
Send questions to the following email address: CentennialMembership@lionsclubs.org

12) Where can I find additional information on the Centennial Celebration Membership Awards?
Learn more at lionsclubs.org/CentennialMembership

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