Your Lions Club Newsletter is an important source of communication for your club members. A good newsletter not only informs, it can also inspire pride, increase committment and further the understanding of Lionism and its goals.
Please accept the Public relations Committee's invitation to submit your Lions Club Newsletter for consideration in our District contest. The contest runs from July 1 through March 31.
All issues of your newsletter must be mailed or emailed to the District 4-L5 Public Relations Chairperson, District Governor, Vice District Governors, Cabinet Secretary, Lions PRIDE Editor, and your Region and Zone Chairpersons. The mailing must be at the time of issuenot at the end of the contest year.
Judging will be based on the 1,000 point system. The information indicated by an asterisk (*) must be included in every newsletter.
|40||*Personal Items concerning club members|
|40||*Announcement of the date, day, time and place of club meetings|
|30||*Name of Club, address including city and state|
|40||*Name, address and phone numbers of President and Secretary (Include other officers and committee chairpersons as may be appropriate)|
|70||Results of Board of Directors meetings|
|70||*A list of upcoming events (Club, Zone, Region, District 4-L5, MD-4, International).|
|30||*Articles regarding Lions Orientation or Retention|
|60||Masthead with newsletter name, editor's name, address, phone number, and date of issue.|
|60||Articles concerning Lions Clubs International, MD-4 and/or 4-L5|
|90||Overall legibility, neatness and attractive appearance|
|30||Style of writing|
|70||Summary of last club meeting|
|70||Mention of club activities|
|40||Humor (jokes, amusing incidents about members)|
|40||Regularity of issue, including timeliness of issue mailing|
|20||Illustrations or photos|
Awards will be presented at the District 4-L5 Convention for three categories: Best Monthly, Best Bi-Monthly, and Best Overall Newsletter.