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Information for Diabetes Chairperson

Information for Diabetes Chairperson

Organize Diabetes Service Projects

More than 422 million people worldwide have diabetes, and this number is increasing in every country. Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputations, kidney failure, heart attacks and stroke, and early death. The International Diabetes Federation estimates that by 2040 there will be more than 642 million living with the disease.

Organize diabetes service projects and activities in your area by becoming a diabetes chairperson in your club, district or multiple district.  Motivate Lions to undertake service projects that:

  • Support efforts leading to the control and treatment of diabetes and its complications.
  • Promote diabetes awareness, education and prevention.
  • Provide programs and assistance to underserved children and adults who are living with diabetes.

The club, district and multiple district diabtes chairpersons are appointed by the club president, district governor and council chairperson, respectivley. By working together, diabetes chairpersons can organize effective service projects to help fight diabetes in their communities.  

Diabetes Chairperson Responsibilities

Set goals:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current diabetes projects. 
  • Develop goals and an overall action plan.
  • Submit the plan for the club president's, district governor’s or council chairperson’s approval.

Communicate goals and project ideas:

  • Inform Lions through the multiple district, district and club websites, newsletters and social media accounts.

Incorporate new project ideas:

  • Encourage Lions to share news of their diabetes projects.
  • Avoid duplication of local, regional or national programs.
  • Work with local health care professionals to determine community needs and provide the most appropriate services.

Arrange seminars and workshops:

  • Provide educational resources and information on diabetes awareness, prevention and control.
  • Invite health care professionals, such as doctors, nurses or certified diabetes educators as speakers to help motivate Lions to participate.
  • Discuss projects that can provide outreach to underserved populations who are at high risk for diabetes or living with the disease.

Solicit feedback:

  • Find out how to further support Lions in planning diabetes projects.

Report diabetes projects:

  • Share news about diabetes projects with the multiple district or district public relations chairperson.
  • Report your activities to MyLCI.

Online Resources

A variety of resources are available to assist you in your role as diabetes chairperson:

LCIF Grant Funding

Learn more about the Diabetes Core 4 Grant Program and the SightFirst Grant Program.

 

Contact Us

Programs and Service Initatives
Phone: 630-571-5466
Fax: 630-571-1692
Programs@lionsclubs.org

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