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Committees

contribute to the success of a club by concentrating on a specific area and making sure that the club's goals in that area are met. Typically, committees are formed to focus on areas such as club meeting programs, community service, fundraising projects, club finances, membership development, public relations and constitution and by-laws. Clubs are encouraged to appoint an information technology chairperson to coordinate the club's use of technology. Clubs may form additional committees as deemed necessary.

Tail Twister

He/she promotes harmony, good fellowship, and enthusiasm in the meetings through appropriate stunts, games and the judicious imposition of fines on club members. There shall be no appeal of his/her decision in imposing a fine, provided, however, that no fine shall exceed an amount fixed by the board of directors of the club, and no member shall be fined more than twice at any one meeting. The tail twister may not be fined except by the unanimous vote of all members present. All monies collected by the tail twister shall be immediately turned over to the treasurer and a receipt shall be given.

Lion Tamer

The Lion tamer is responsible for the property and paraphernalia of the club, including flags, banners, gong, gavel, song books, etc. He/she puts each item in its proper place before every meeting and returns the items to the proper storage area after each meeting. He/she acts as sergeant-at-arms at meetings, seeing that those present are properly seated, and distributes bulletins, favors and literature as required at club and board meetings. He/she ensures that new members are welcomed to the club and sit with a different group at each meeting so that the new members become better acquainted.

Board of Directors


The members of the board of directors are the president, immediate past president, vice president(s), secretary, treasurer, Lion tamer (optional), tail twister (optional), membership director, branch coordinator, if designated, and all other elected directors.
What the board of directors can and cannot do by itself is set forth in the Standard Form Lions Club Constitution and By-Laws. This information is published on the association's Web site. Similar information may be referenced in the club's constitution and by-laws.

Membership Director

The membership director is the chairperson of the membership committee. For more detailed guidance, refer to the Club Membership Chairperson manual. His/her responsibilities include:
  • Development of a club membership growth program and presenting the program to the board of directors for approval
  • Regular encouragement at club meetings of recruiting new quality members 
  • Ensuring implementation of proper recruitment and retention procedures 
  • Preparing and implementing member orientation sessions 
  • Reporting to the board of directors ways to reduce the loss of members 
  • Coordinating with other club committees in fulfilling these responsibilities 
  • Serving as a member of the zone level membership committee

Treasurer

He/she shall:

  • Receive all monies from the secretary and deposit the currency in a bank or banks recommended by the finance committee and approved by the board of directors
  • Pay the club's obligations authorized by the board of directors. All checks and vouchers shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned by one other officer, determined by the board of directors
  • Have custody of and maintain general records of club receipts and disbursements
  • Prepare and submit monthly and semi-annual financial reports to the board of directors of the club
  • Give bond for the faithful discharge of his/her office in the sum and with surety as determined by the board of directors
  • Deliver in a timely manner, at the end of his/her term, the financial accounts, funds and records of the club to his/her successor

Secretary

 He/she is under the supervision and direction of the president and the board of directors, and is the liaison officer between the club and the district (single or sub and multiple) in which the club is located, and the association. The secretary:

  • Submits regular monthly membership reports, service activity reports and other reports specified by the association
  • Submits upon request reports to the district governor's cabinet including copies of monthly membership and activities reports
  • Cooperates with and serves as an active member of the district governor's advisory committee of the zone in which the club is located
  • Has custody of and maintains general records of the club, including minutes of club and board meetings; attendance; committee appointments; elections; member information, addresses and telephone numbers of members; members club accounts
  • Arranges for issuance, in cooperation with the treasurer, of quarterly or semi-annual statements to each member for dues and other financial obligations owed to the club, collects and turns dues over to the club treasurer and obtains a receipt
  • Gives bond for the faithful discharge of his/her office in the sum and with surety as determined by the board of directors
  • Delivers in a timely manner, at the end of his/her term, the general records of the club to his/her successor