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Beginning January 1, 2018, club charter applications will only be accepted online via MyLCI. This change will expedite the club chartering process and is in accordance with board policy adopted in October 2016.

Please contact NewClubs@lionsclubs.org with any questions.

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Information for RAP Chairpersons

Information for RAP Chairpersons

Created in 2012, the Reading Action Program (RAP) bridges the gaps in literacy and education for underserved people through club, district and multiple district literacy projects and initiatives.

The role of the District or Multiple District RAP Chairperson is to plan, coordinate and promote local literacy activities and to serve as the liaison between Lions Clubs International, the district governor/council chairperson, and clubs regarding program activities.  

General Responsibilities:

  • Assess local literacy needs for children and adults and develop an action plan with goals to be submitted to the District Governor or Council Chairperson for approval.
  • Communicate goals and project ideas to clubs through the various district and multiple district communications channels.
  • Promote RAP by arranging seminars and workshops for club officers or club RAP chairpersons. Invite local educators, community organizations, or other potential partners to provide relevant literacy information and help motivate clubs to participate.
  • Solicit feedback from clubs who may discover additional literacy needs locally that may need further Lions support.
  • Report RAP service projects activities to the district and multiple district, local media, MyLCI/Service Activity Report, and Lions Clubs International social media outlets.

Best Practices:

  • Look for unique opportunities to address specific literacy concerns for underserved groups within the district or multiple district. Motivate clubs to become involved by sharing these opportunities and success stories.
  • Reach out to Lions with a particular interest in education or underserved populations to serve on a RAP committee and determine relevant service activities.

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