Maximum Effort It is all about ME!!. Trends in Alabama Trends in Social Needs – Not Fashion

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  • Maximum EffortIt is all about ME!!

  • Trends in AlabamaTrends in Social Needs Not Fashion

  • 2008 Prevalence Rates of Visual Loss - Alabama153,597 peopleBy age -Under 5 1,6645-17 9,26718-64 80,04965-74 23,210

    75 and older 39,407The term vision loss refers to individuals who reported to have serious difficulty seeing even when wearing glasses as well as those that are blind.

  • 1 out of 9 Americans have diabetesUnder 20 years of age215,000, or 0.26% of all people in this age group have diabetes About1 in every 400 children and adolescents has type 1 diabetes

    Age 20 years or older25.6 million, or 11.3% of all people in this age group have diabetes

    Age 65 years or older10.9 million, or 26.9% of all people in this age group have diabetes

    Diabetes is the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged 2074 years.

  • Children in PovertyIn Alabama, there are 604,297 families, with 1,108,085 children.

    Poor Children: 24% (267,355) of children live in poor families (National: 21%), defined as income below 100% of the federal poverty level.

  • Opportunities for Local Lions Clubs"There is an exploding demand for public services -- Medicaid and ALL Kids in particular," said Chris Sanders, a policy analyst for Alabama Arise, an advocacy group for the poor. ALL Kids is the state's subsidized health insurance plan for working families.

  • Alabama Lions Trends Decreasing Membership Club Charters Surrendered Service Projects Decline Fewer Sight Impaired Served Fewer Youth Programs Funded Alabama Lions Band Smaller Diabetic Children Uneducated Increasing Member average Age


    Assembles a Club ME Team1. Club President 2.We Serve Expert 3. Club Success Expert 4. Maximum Effort Expert

  • CLUB ME TEAMEstablish realistic goals for:

    A. Increased service,

    B. Enhanced membership satisfaction,

    C. Induction of New Members, and

    D. Extension of New Clubs.

  • We Serve ExpertComplete a Community Needs AssessmentPromote new hands-on service projectsEvaluate effectiveness of current Service Projects

  • Club Success ExpertPromote Club Meeting improvement in order to enhance membership satisfaction.Chair the Program CommitteeSchedule Guest Speakers for each meetingFocus on member involvement

  • Maximum Effort ExpertFocus on Retention through involvement of all members

    Identify members who have withdrawn in the past 5 years and invite them to join in our renewed effort to serve

    Identify and promote monthly targeted membership efforts

    Organize Quarterly Membership Drives

  • Baby Steps2. Complete the Rate Your Club Survey within 30 days3. Complete the Community Needs Assessment within 45 days4. Hold a Club Long Range Planning session in 60 days.5. Attend Club Training hosted by Zone Club Coach.

  • Anticipated Results!!Increased members satisfaction and retentionIncreased service to the communityIncreased total MembershipDecrease average age of club memberGreater involvement in District and MD activities.