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.
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
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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.
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.