Hamburg seminars

Hamburg seminars

373590_315820071768917_509155574_nSeminars and Activities at the 2013 Hamburg International Convention


Peace Poster Display

Celebrating 25 years of fostering a spirit of peace and international understanding in young people worldwide, attendees will be able to participate in creating a unique commemorative art piece inside the exhibit hall and see many winning posters on display in this special exhibit.

  • Peace Poster SigningSunday, July 7 at 3:45-4:45 p.m.Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the artist and purchase a signed reproduction of their winning poster.

Environmental Photo Contest  

View photos of colorful landscapes, rare weather phenomena and wildlife captured by Lion photographers from around the world. Vote for your favorite photos. Purchase a 2014 photo contest calendar or enter the photo contest silent auction that benefits LCIF.

  • Environmental Photo Contest CeremonyMonday, July 8 at 3-3:30 p.m.   Gather at the photo contest display to hear the winners of the 2012-13 Lions Environmental Photo Contest.  All photos can be purchased through a silent auction. Funds will benefit LCIF. Or, purchase a 2014 photo contest calendar featuring many of the photo contest entries.

Social Media Lounge

Take what you’ve learned from the Twitter, Facebook and blogging seminars and get connected in the Social Media Lounge inside the exhibit hall. Representatives from SMiLE (Social Media in Lions Europe) will be there to give attendees hands-on assistance using these popular social media tools. Savvy social media users can post from the lounge, too!

Lions Clubs International Foundation Booth 

Be sure to stop by the LCIF booth to learn more about LCIF’s initiatives and how the Foundation can help your club or district further its humanitarian service goals. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions about donating to LCIF and the grant application process. Donations will be accepted in U.S. dollars and euros.

Lions Clubs International Special Olympics Opening Eyes Screening 

Celebrate more than 10 years of the successful partnership by witnessing this program in action. Special Olympics athletes will be screened during this demonstration event and information will be provided on how to get involved with this program. You can even volunteer your time during the screening. LCIF Chairperson Wing-Kun Tam will make an appearance at the event and speak on behalf of LCIF.

Strides: Lions Dance for Diabetes Awareness

Friday, July 5, 1:30-3 p.m.

Lions, get ready to dance!  “Come as you are” and participate in the Strides: Lions Dance for Diabetes Awareness event.  Help promote the benefits of healthy exercise for prevention and control of diabetes. Enjoy dancing to live music selections performed by the German Lions Symphony Orchestra, comprised of 40 Lions and conducted by Gregor Schmitt-Bohn. Participants will receive a Strides pin and certificate of participation.


LCIF Reception/Melvin Jones Fellowship Pinning Ceremony 

Monday, July 8, 3:45-4:45p.m.

Donors who contribute US$1,000 to become Melvin Jones Fellows or the next level of the Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow program during the convention will be presented with their pins by LCIF Chairperson Wing-Kun Tam.

Friday, July 5


Hamburg Messe (HM) 10 a.m-4 p.m.

This special event will bring Leos and Lions together from around the world for a day of celebration and dialogue, including traditional opening and closing ceremonies, breakout sessions, a town hall meeting and networking luncheon. Please note that pre-registration for the summit is required by May 1; tickets are limited. For more information about the Leo Lion Summit, visit the Leo Zone.

Saturday, July 6

Orkester Norden Performance 

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 3:30-4:15 p.m.

Founded in 1993, Orkester Norden is a summer symphony orchestra consisting of young music students from the conservatories in the Nordic and Baltic countries (Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania).  Through the efforts of the Scandinavian Lions, one of their largest supporters, we are able to have them perform in Hamburg.  After the parade, come enjoy this wonderful concert!

Sunday, July 7

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Introduction to Facebook
Hamburg Messe (HM) 2-3:00 p.m. 
Join our Facebook seminar and learn how to create a personal profile, a club page or an event. You’ll also get details on how to organize fundraising on Facebook, as well as netiquette and best practices.

Extend Our World of Service: How to Start New Clubs & Invite New Members

(Chinese, Japanese, Korean) Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2-3:30 p.m.

Membership is the key to providing high-quality service, but what’s the key to building membership? This seminar will teach effective strategies for starting new clubs that will last, and it will help existing clubs boost membership in order to achieve their service goals.

Reading Action Program: Changing Lives Through Literacy

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2-3:30p.m.

Literacy is the key to success in every corner of the world.  Learn how the Reading Action Program can help open the doors of opportunity and improve the quality of life for underserved children and adults in your community. Interact with a panel of experts and fellow Lions to learn the latest global literacy developments and how to work with community partners. Share successful projects as well as important challenges. Join us to maximize your service through the Reading Action Program.

Engaging Women and Families in the Future of Lions

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn about the findings of the Women’s & Family Membership Development Task Force, which has been collecting information to help promote, advance and develop opportunities for women and family membership in Lions. Hear success stories, ideas from local German Lions, and the insights revealed by the two-year study conducted by the Task Force.

Lions Clubs International Foundation Coordinator Seminar

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2–3:30 p.m.

This seminar will examine the work of LCIF Coordinators while outlining action steps needed to achieve the Foundation’s goals.

Zone Chairperson Training

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2-3:30 p.m.

Your role as zone chairperson is key to maintaining healthy clubs.  Learn about your responsibilities as zone chairperson and get the resources to help you lead with confidence and purpose.  Be a key member of your successful district team and help your team earn the District Team Excellence Award.

The Ibero-American Seminar

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2-3:30 p.m.

Learn more about LCI programs and resources and ways to strengthen districts and clubs in Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries.  Discuss opportunities and challenges for Lions in the Ibero-American region with current international directors from the area.

Incoming Council Chairperson Seminar

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Complete your preparations for a successful year as council chairperson.  Learn about the 2013-2014 international theme, goals and priorities. Discuss elements of successful teamwork and potential leadership challenges. Share ideas about maximizing your positive impact as the key leader of your multiple district.

Membership Key Award Ice Cream Social (TICKETS REQUIRED)

Hamburg Messe (HM)  3-5 p.m.

More info coming soon

[highlight color=”yellow”]Introduction to Twitter
Hamburg Messe (HM) 3:15 – 4:15 p.m.
Learn how to create a personal profile and club profile, as well as Tweeting best practices. Use Twitter to promote you club’s activities and stay connected with Lions across the globe![/highlight ]

Lions Quest: Connecting Lions, Communities and Schools Worldwide

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 3:30–5 p.m.

This seminar will feature information on LCIF’s flagship youth program– Lions Quest. This social and emotional learning program is implemented in schools with the help of Lions, uniting the home, school and community to cultivate capable and healthy young people.

Certified Guiding Lion for New and Rebuilding Clubs

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 3:45-5 p.m.

The program has been expanded to support new and struggling clubs. This session will feature the latest in online training, how to develop a club officer mentor team and an assessment process to help struggling clubs. Attendees will also learn how to host and facilitate this interactive course so that the program is meaningful and fun.

German Lions Symphony Orchestra Performance 

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 4-4:30 p.m.

The German Lions Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Gregor Schmitt-Bohn, is made up entirely of Lions members from all points in Germany.  Take advantage of this opportunity to listen to a wonderful concert by this very talented orchestra!

Monday, July 8

Youth Camp & Exchange Chairpersons Forum

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 1-2:30 p.m.

Youth Camp and Exchange chairpersons will discuss the program and share practical information to promote successful camps and exchanges.

Strengthen Your Club through Satisfied Members and Growth

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 1-2:30 p.m.

Each member is critical to achieving your club’s service goals, and more members mean more service. This seminar will help you better define what your club is about, invite and retain members and develop and implement a club growth plan to ensure your club remains healthy and vital.

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Introduction to Blogging
Hamburg Messe (HM) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Learn how to create your first WordPress blog, as well as general setting and best practices for posts. Creating a blog for your Lions club is a great way to keep your members updated and share your success stories.[/highlight]

Melvin Jones Fellows and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellows Luncheon (TICKETS REQUIRED)

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 1:30-3 p.m.

All Melvin Jones Fellows and Progressive Melvin Jones Fellows may purchase tickets to LCIF’s annual recognition luncheon event, chaired by LCIF Chairperson Wing-Kun Tam. A Foundation video will be shown and awards will be presented to 100 percent MJF Clubs and Humanitarian Partners.


Hamburg Messe (HM) 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Back by popular demand, The LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE! Come rock and roll with us as we celebrate the beginnings of the world’s most critically acclaimed band, The Beatles. Hamburg is where the Fab Four honed their performance skills, and The LEADERSHIP EXCHANGE is where you can hone your leadership skills! During this lively interactive session, you choose thetopics of interest to you. Don’t miss this chance to twist and shout with our international team of Lions leaders as they facilitate four discussion sessions focused on skills designed to increase your effectiveness as a Lions leader.

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Advanced Social Media
Hamburg Messe (HM)  2:45 – 3:45 p.m.
This seminar will cover mass emails, statistics and Google Analytics. These advanced tools can help your club expand your reach even further and gain a deeper understanding of how your promotional campaigns are working.[/highlight”]

Legal 101 – Club Legal Issues

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.

This session is an overview of legal issues facing Lions clubs including legal liability for club level activities, use of the Lions registered trademarks, use of funds reporting and transparency, club elections, club constitution and by-laws and dispute resolution.

Building Strong Communities: The Importance of Arts and Culture

Hamburg Messe (HM) 2:45-3:45 p.m.

Arts and culture are an integral part of our society and greatly contribute to the vitality and well-being of our communities. Learn why arts and culture are important for revitalization and strengthening of communities and how Lions can support these efforts. You will hear from a panel of experts and fellow Lions who will share project ideas, success stories and partnership opportunities.

Energize Your Club with the Club Excellence Process

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 2:45-3:45p.m.

Make 2013-14 an excellent year with tools and exercises from the Club Excellence Process (CEP). Come to the seminar to learnhow you can better serve your community, engage your current members and attract new ones. Self-guided and facilitator-led CEP options are both available.

Candidates Caucus Meeting 

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Witness candidates for second vice president and international director in this engaging forum.

Extend Our World of Service: How to Start New Clubs & Invite New Members

(French, German) Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 3:45-5p.m.

Membership is the key to providing high-quality service, but what’s the key to building membership? This seminar will teach effective strategies for starting new clubs that will last, and it will help existing clubs boost membership in order to achieve their service goals.

Legal 102 –District Legal Issues 

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 4-5 p.m.

This seminar is an overview of legal issues facing Lions districts including contractual liability for district conventions, partnerships with other organizations using the Lions name and logo, district convention rules of procedure, district elections, district ethical standards of conduct and privacy issues.

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Social Media Forum
Hamburg Messe (HM) 4-5 p.m.
This forum includes a panel discussion about social media and best practices, and how they pertain to Lions.[/highlight]

Start a New Club and Extend Our World of Service 

Congress Center Hamburg (CCH) 4-5 p.m.

As a Lion, you know the difference a club can make in a community. That’s why it’s essential to extend our “World of Service” by starting new Lions clubs. Attend this seminar to learn key strategies for chartering and building a strong foundation for new clubs. This seminar is especially targeted for incoming district governors, first and second vice district governors and GMT/GLT coordinators and current or prospective team members.

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