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Cindy Gregg, PID

GAT Coordinator, Area D-1

PA's Global Membership Champion


Dear Lions and Leos,

Since I am writing this article on Martin Luther King Day, I’m reminded of the many “Acts of Kindness” that we provide throughout the year. Imagine if we had more hands to help. When you ask prospective members, are you excited and tell them that “we have something great” for them? After all, they can be part of an organization that is making a difference; they can meet and spend time with many interesting people; and they will feel good when they leave our event.

However, when someone volunteers, we must realize that there are many people opting for his or her time. So, we need to be aware of what motivates them to feel satisfied with the time that he or she is donating. Some want to share their expertise, while others want to learn new skills. Therefore, it is important to take an interest in our present members, as well as potential members, to evaluate their interests and assign tasks in which they will feel motivated and interested. Most of the time, our members appreciate doing projects in which they have direct contact with the public, such as performing eye or health screenings or by working at a food bank or soup kitchen. Whether the member is personally thanked or hugged, you can see the appreciation on the faces of those we serve.

After all, members want to

• contribute to a cause in which they believe.
• fulfill a need.
• have a sense of ownership and control that they cannot find at work.
• learn new skills.
• have fun and enjoy what they are doing.


Still, to keep our members happy, we must

• Value their time.
• Utilize their strengths.
• Listen to their suggestions.
• Offer help or mentor them.
• Show our appreciation and respect.

By following these simple steps, your members will be happy, and your club will retain them as members for a long time.

Thank you for all that you do.
“Together We Can” make a difference.

Yours in Service,

Cindy Gregg, PID (2013-15)

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