District 202L Awards & Criteria

          1. District 202L Award for Community Service:

The winner will be put forward for the MD202 Ron Usmar Award for Community Service

RULES AND CONDITIONS

The purpose of this award is to encourage participation in community service projects and the award of a handsome Maori carved lectern with the appropriate Maori proverb “Compassion will not fail” will be made annually at our Multiple District convention. The award was donated by the late Ronald Usmar, District Governor of District 202 NZ (1962-63).

ENTRIES

These, in the first instance, will be judged on a district basis. Judges are to be appointed by the District Governor in each case and results will be announced at each District convention. Each winning entry from districts will then be submitted to the Executive Officer of Council of District Governors and the Council Chairman will appoint a panel of judges to select the final winning entry from those submitted. District closing date will be 30 September in each year in respect of the immediately preceding Lions fiscal year. All district entries are to be judged in sufficient time that the district winner can be confidentially advised to the Executive Officer by 7 February of each year.

The winning club undertakes to (a) Meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club (b) Engrave the award with the club name and year.

PRESENTATION

Particulars of the project being presented by each club should be contained in brief written digest form of not more than one foolscap sheet (13” x 8”), both sides if you wish, and this may be accompanied by a scrap book of similar size which contains newspaper cuttings, letters of congratulations, references, reports, circulars and any such data to enlighten or impress the judges on the various phases of the project. The dates and duration of the entire project must be clearly shown.

FINANCE

Evidence should also be given of the method of financing the project, origin of project, costs and control of budgets, handling and payment of accounts, and a final statement of expenditure showing proceeds made available to selected charity or project.   

   JUDGING

The basis of judging each of these projects will be:        

1.The involvement of club members in the project  

30 marks (max)

2.The participation of the club in the community 

20 marks (max)

3. Initiative, originality and enterprise of the idea    

25 marks (max)

4.The benefit to the community of the particular project

20 marks (max)

5. Manner of presentation                                    

5 marks (max)

Updated August 2015    

 2. DISTRICT 202L MEMBERSHIP AWARD:

The WINNER WILL BE PUT FORWARD FOR THE MD202 Keith Mitchell Award for Membership Growth, Extension and Retention

This may be competed for by all financial clubs in Multiple District 202 on a point’s allocation based on their club's membership growth, extension through establishment of a new club(s) and through the retention of members during the previous Lions fiscal year.

Membership growth, extension and retention figures will be taken from those figures supplied by the club secretary to LCI each month in their MMR reports. The District closing date will be 30 September in each year in respect of the immediately preceding Lions fiscal year. No late entries will be accepted. District judges to be the Cabinet Secretary and District Membership Chairman.

Clubs that have not submitted one or more MMR monthly reports, either electronically or by hard copy, to LCI will not be eligible for this award.

All district entries are to be judged in sufficient time that the top district entry can be confidentially advised and forwarded to the Executive Officer by 7 February of each year. The Executive Officer and the Council Chairman will select the Multiple District winning entry from those submitted.

All entries must be on the official entry form which is available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

 The areas to be covered by the award will be as follows:

  1. Membership Growth:

    2 points per new (not transferred) member retained for 12 months plus one day

  2. Extension:

    10 points for each new club sponsored plus 1 point for each Charter (not transferred) member of that new club

  3. Retention:

    2 points per member for net membership increase during the period 1 July to 30 June

The club with the most points from all three categories will be judged the winner. However, should more than one club have the same number of points based on the above then the winner shall be determined on the basis of the % increase of new members against the club's total membership for that fiscal year. Therefore the club with the greatest % increase in club membership would be judged the winner.

If by any chance a tie is still recorded then the award is to be shared.

The winning club undertakes to

(a) Meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club

(b) Engrave the award with their club name and year

Updated August 2015                                         

          3. DISTRICT 202L YOUTH AWARD:

THE WINNER WILL BE PUT FORWARD FOR THE MD202 Pat Ryan Youth Award

AIMS AND OBJECTIVES

1. To encourage vigorous club participation in youth activities.

2. To stimulate friendly rivalry between clubs and districts by implementing exciting and adventurous youth programmes.

3. To enable worthy projects to be recorded and made available for use of other clubs.

ENTRIES

1. Each club will be allowed to make one entry in each Lions year.

2. Project details should be presented on no more than two pages of A4 paper (one side only) together with such other supportive documentation and photographs as the club sees fit.

3. The closing date at district level will be 30 September, with the project having to be completed in the immediate prior Lions fiscal year.

4. District entries are to be presented to the Executive Officer by 7 February each year.

5. The Multiple District winner will be announced at the Multiple District Convention. The winning club undertakes to:

  1. Meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club

  2. Engrave the award with the club name and year.

6. Judging - Judges at district level shall be appointed by the incumbent District Governor. Judges at Multiple District level shall be appointed by the Council Chairman.

7. A constant standard of judging shall be applied both at district and multiple district level on the following basis:

  1. Originality and initiative 35 marks

  2. Benefit to the participants and the community 20 marks

  3. Number of youths involved 20 marks

  4. Club member involvement 25 marks

Updated August 2015

4. DISTRICT 202L LEO ACTIVITY AWARDS:

A NUMBER OF LEO AWARDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MD202 AND INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

International Leo of the Year Award

The highest honour available to Leo Club members. Each multiple District may nominate one outstanding Leo for this award. The MD Leo Co-ordinator selects the recipient.

Leo Club Advisor Outstanding Service Award

This award recognises Leo Club Advisors who have demonstrated outstanding service in guiding and developing their Leo Clubs awarded at discretion of Lions Club President.

Leo Club Chairman Achievement Award

The District Chairman may be nominated to receive their award of achievement in Leo extension, leadership development, District activities, administration and promotion.

Leo Club Excellence Award

Each District Governor may nominate one outstanding Leo Club in his District for the award each year. The International Board of Directors selects the winners.

100% Leo President's Award

Medal awarded based on application included in Leo President/Secretary Kit. Award with cover letter from Youth Programmes Manager mailed in September to Leo club adviser.

Updated August 2015                                       

 5. DISTRICT 202L BULLETIN AWARD (HARD COPY)

Ron Rowe (a former Editor of The Lion, South Pacific edition) and his wife Ngaire donated a trophy in 1981 to be awarded annually to the club in Multiple District 202 which, in the opinion of the MD PR & Communications Committee, has published the most interesting magazine during the year prior to the annual award.

Districts are asked to judge the best magazine from their respective districts and to forward that to the MD office for inclusion in the competition. The magazine selected at Multiple District level is also forwarded to the International Office for inclusion in the International competition of club magazines.

The rules of the Multiple District Competition are:

1. Each club should submit two copies (different months) of its club bulletin to the District PR Chairman no later than 30 September.

2. The best club news bulletin will be selected by the District PR Chairman and the winning bulletin will be forwarded to the MD PR & Communications Committee, MD Office, P O Box 691, Orewa 0946, no later than 7 February.

3. The winning club entry from each Multiple District will be submitted to the Public Relations and Communications Division for judging no later than 15 March. Only one club entry per Multiple District will be accepted.

4. The winning club undertakes to (a) Meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club (b) Engrave the award with the club name and year.

5. Members of the Publications, Public Relations and Lions Information Committee of the International Board of Directors will judge the entries and winners will be announced at the International convention. Winners will be awarded certificates.

NOTICE: All entries in the Multiple District Competition must be accompanied by the official entry form which is available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

All entries in the LCI International Newsletter (Bulletin) Contest must be accompanied by the LCI contest registration form which is available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

Updated August 2015                                         

  6. DISTRICT 202L E-BULLETIN AWARD:

THE WINNER WILL BE PUT FORWARD FOR THE MD202 MORRISON MCDOUGALL ELECTRONIC BULLETIN AWARD.

Iain and Amanda Morrison (current Editors of Lion, South Pacific edition) have generously donated an award to be contested annually by clubs within Multiple District 202 who produce and distribute electronically a monthly club bulletin.  

The winning entry will be the one that, in the opinion of the MD PR & Communications Committee, has published and distributed electronically the most interesting and informative magazine during the year (to 30 June) prior to the annual award.

Districts are asked to judge the best electronically distributed magazine from their respective clubs and to forward that to the MD office for inclusion in the competition. The magazine selected at Multiple District level is also forwarded to the International Office for inclusion in the International competition of club magazines.

The rules of the Multiple District Competition are:

1. Each club should submit two copies (different months to 30 June) of its electronically distributed bulletin to the District PR Chairman no later than 30 September.

2. The best club news bulletin will be selected by the District PR Chairman and the winning bulletin will be forwarded to the MD PR & Communications Committee, MD Office, by email, after 1 January but no later than 7 February. Email address executiveofficer@lionsclubs.org.nz 

3. The winning club will be presented with the award at the Multiple District convention and they will also receive an award certificate.

4. The winning club undertakes to meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club and reimburse the Multiple District the engraving costs (of the club name & year) on the award.

5. The winning Multiple District club entry will be submitted to the Public Relations and Communications Division of LCI for judging no later than 15 March.

6. Members of the Publications, Public Relations and Lions Information Committee of the International Board of Directors will judge the entries and winners will be announced at the International convention. The winning club will be awarded a certificate.

NOTICE: All entries in this Multiple District Competition must be accompanied by the official entry form which is available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

All entries in the LCI International Newsletter (Bulletin) Contest must be accompanied by the LCI contest registration form which is available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

Guidelines for Bulletin Editors are available for download on the website www.lionsclubs.org.nz.

Updated August 2015                                         

         7. DISTRICT 202L EYE INSTITUTE AWARD:

THE WINNER WILL BE PUT FORWARD FOR THE MD202 LIONS EYE INSTITUTE AWARD

Donors:

Ophthalmologist Lion Dr Tony Wells and Lion Vesna Wells of Capital City Lions Club

Objects:

The LEI award is for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in fundraising for sight or vision related projects for New Zealand and the South Pacific

Rules and Conditions:

The award is to be presented to an individual Lion or Lions Club in Multiple District 202 for the most entrepreneurial and innovative fundraising venture for any vision related project or projects of New Zealand and the South Pacific

  1. The award will be presented annually at the multiple district convention

  2. Entries will close with the District Governor on 30 September.

  3. Entries will be submitted to the Executive Officer by 7 February.

  4. Entries will be judged on fundraising ventures completed during the previous Lions year ended 30 June.

  5. The winning club undertakes to:

    (a) Meet the transportation costs of the award to/from the club

    (b) Engrave the award with the club name and year.

Presentation of Entries:

  • Particulars of the venture should be presented on no more than two pages of A4 paper (one side only), together with such other supportive documentation and photographs as the entrant sees fit.

  • Financial evidence should also be given of how the money was raised and which vision related project or projects benefited.

  • Entries will be judged by a panel of judges which shall include the MD 202 Council Chairman and two District Governors appointed by the Chairman.

Updated August 2015                                         

 8. DISTRICT 202L Quiet LION Award:

Awarded to the Lion judged to be the most active non-office holder in a Lions Club.

  • The Lion who is always present

  • The first to volunteer when help is needed

  • The Lion who does not always look for recognition.

Nominations invited by the District Governor for a worthy recipient.

Updated August 2015                                         

          9. DISTRICT 202L Club Participation Trophy:

 Awarded to the Lions Club which has most club delegates and members actively participating throughout the whole weekend at the District Convention.

Presented by the District Governor on the Saturday night function of the District Convention – to be judged in consultation with the International guest speaker.

        10. District 202L Peace Poster Award:

Awarded to the annual winner of the District International Peace Poster Competition.

Updated August 2015                                           

        11. District 202L Leadership Award:

Awarded to an individual Lion who shows:

  • Growth in personal development

  • Can motivate and inspire others to act

  • Demonstrates good communication skills

  • Actively takes action and does adapt to change

To be judged by the District Governor in consultation with senior Cabinet members including DG Executive and GLT-D Leader.

         12. District 202L President’s Award:

Awarded to a president who shows:

  • Outstanding leadership and communication skills

  • Adapts to change

  • Can motivate and inspire members

  • Shows initiative

  • Has a strong positive caring personality

  • Sets and achieves goals for the year.

To be judged by the District Governor in consultation with 1st and 2nd Vice District Governors.

Updated August 2015                                            

13. DISTRICT 202L PREMIER CLUB TROPHY:

Award to the Club showing:

  • Major emphasis for club meetings to be run in a professional and enjoyable manner

  • Every 3-4 meetings to have a partner or family activity

  • Every 8 weeks or so to have a Club social activity

  • Emphasis on active participation of members

  • Takes part in International programmes and activities

  • Builds into club programme minimum three inter-club visits

  • Actively encourages more members to attend District Convention

  • Re-evaluates projects currently undertaken to ensure relevancy

  • Has specific project for youth – in which youth are involved

  • Achieves Club Excellence Award.To be judged by District Governor in consultation with 1st and 2nd Vice District Governors.

To be judged by District Governor in consultation with 1st and 2nd Vice District Governors.

Updated August 2015    

           14. DISTRICT 202L CLUB PUBLICITY AWARD:

Awarded to a club which:

  • Has an active publicity committee

  • Maintains an active webpage with regular updates

  • Publishes articles regularly in local media

  • Utilises social media to advertise programmes and achievements

  • To be judged by the District Governor in consultation with the District Webmaster and Noozletta Editor.

Updated August 2015                                         

                                   

 

 

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