What are those Lions acronyms?

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ALCMF – Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation

ALF – The Australian Lions Foundation

ALDAF – Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation

CA – Constitutional Area

Lions Clubs International organises the world into seven ‘Constitutional Areas’. Our Constitutional Area serves Australia and PNG, New Zealand and the Pacific, or Indonesia and is known as CA7 – Constitutional Area 7

CA7 – Constitutional Area 7

Lions Clubs International organises the world into seven ‘Constitutional Areas’. Our Constitutional Area serves Australia and PNG, New Zealand and the Pacific, or Indonesia.

 

Cab Sec – Cabinet Secretary

A Lion who serves on the District Governors cabinet as the Secretary.

CBL – Constitutions and By-Laws

A Lion serving on the District Governor’s Cabinet who is responsible for interpreting the Constitution, By-Laws and Policy and providing advice to the District on these matters.

DG – District Governor

A District Governor leads and guides a District for a twelve month term.

DGE – District Governor-elect

The Lion elected at the District Convention to stand as next District Governor, inducted at the next International Convention.

 

ID – International Director

A Lion serving on the International Board. Our Constitutional Area(CA7) usually, has one member on the Board drawn from either, Australia and PNG, New Zealand and the Pacific, or Indonesia.

 

GAT – Global Action Team

The Global Action Team works to deliver outcomes for Lions in Leadership, Membership and Service.

It comprises the Global Membership, Global Leadership and Global Service Team.  Lions at all levels, Club, District, Multiple District or Internationally work in these teams.

GMT – Global Membership Team

GLT – Global Leadership Team

GST – Global Service Team

MyLCI

The electronic Membership Database held by Lions Clubs International

MD – Multiple District

Lions is arranged into Districts.  Districts come together in a group known as a Multiple District.  Australia and PNG is called Multiple District 201 and made up of 19 constituent Districts.  New Zealand and the Pacific is MD202 and Indonesia is MD307

LCI

Lions Clubs International

LEHP – The Lions Eye Health Program

LEOS

It’s not really an acronym. Leos is the name for the youth clubs in Lions. Young people can join Leos from the age of 12 and stay with Leos till they reach 30.  Older Leos often participate as Leo-Lions, joining Lions as the transition to lifelong community service.

LEOS have developed a motto from their name – Leadership, Experience and Opportunity.

PDG – Past District Governor

A Lion who has previously served as a District Governor.

PID – Past International Director

A Lion who has previously served as an International Director.

PIP – Past International President

A Lion who has previously served as President of Lions Clubs International.  In MD201 we only have one, Barry Palmer AO.

RC – Region Chairperson

Some Districts group Zones into regions. The Region Chairperson is the Lion chosen by the District Governor to care for, and organise, zones within that region.

VDG – Vice District Governor

A member of the District Governor Team elected at the District Convention.  Note:  The Vice-District Governor must still stand for election at District Convention to be elected as DGE, and that election may be contested.

First, Second, Third-Vice ?

You might see 2VDG, 2VP, etc. Many positions in Lions have 1st Vice, 2nd Vice and 3rd Vice roles.

YE – Youth Exchange

YOTY – Youth of the Year Program

ZC – Zone Chairperson

Districts are divided into Zones, each zone comprising 6-10 Clubs.  The Zone Chairperson is the Lion chosen by the District Governor to care for, and organise, clubs within that zone.

 

 

4 thoughts on “What are those Lions acronyms?

  1. List of acronyms circulated to all Western Australia members included in the District Diary.

    ALCMF ……. Australian Lions Children’s Mobility Foundation
    ALDAF …….. Australian Lions Drug Awareness Foundation
    ALF …………..Australian Lions Foundation
    CADD ……… Club Administration and Development Day
    CBL…………..Constitutions and By-Laws
    CC ……………Council Chairperson
    COC ……….. Convention Organising Committee [or] Children of Courage
    CS …………….Cabinet Secretary
    CT …………….Cabinet Treasurer
    DGAM ……..District Governor’s Advisory Meeting
    DG ……………District Governor
    EO…………….Executive Officer
    GLT …………..Global Leadership Team
    GMT …………Global Membership Team
    ID ……………..International Director
    IOF……………Incoming Officers Forum
    IP ………………International President
    IPDG ………..Immediate Past District Governor
    IPID…………..Immediate Past International Director
    IPIP ……………Immediate Past International President
    IVP ……………International Vice President
    LCI ……………Lions Clubs International
    LCIF ………….Lions Clubs International Foundation
    MJF ……………Melvin Jones Fellowship
    PCC ………….Past Council Chairperson
    PDG …………Past District Governor
    PID ……………Past International Director
    PMJF …………Progressive Melvin Jones Fellowship
    RM ……………Region Manager
    SAA ………….Sergeant at Arms
    VDG …………Vice District Governor
    WALDEF …. Western Australian Lions Drug Education Foundation
    WMMR …….Web Monthly Membership Report
    YE……………..Youth Exchange
    YOTY ……….Youth of the Year
    ZC ……………Zone Chairperson

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