Lions Academy Follow up

Lions Academy was May 6th, 2017.  We had some wonderful food (thank you Marietta and Paulding-West Cobb Clubs), fellowship  and presented 3 different classes.  The theme was centered around getting back to basics with two main topics.  Motivation and Communication. 

Gettin’ in Tune (Motivation)

The first session was presented by Michele Benoit.  Attached is her powerpoint presentation.

Academy Gen Session 2

The video that we were unable to play is located here: Motivational Speaker

Survey Sample Here: Survey Sample

Note* – Survey Monkey is free for up to 10 questions.  They also have pre-made questions you can use from a variety of categories.  Your club can create a survey using Survey Monkey with the club email (LCI recommends you use a GMAIL email account) so that all responses come into that email.  You can set up your own survey at


The next session was presented by PDG Mark Rice.  His powerpoint is attached.


Weird Science

The computer lab session focused on social media and was led by DGE Teri Rice.

The attached is a full PDF of the presentation from LCI.  This contains a lot of details that are useful for email, websites and more.

Social Media Tips & Tricks from LCI

E-Clubhouse for Website

WordPress for Website

More Goodies

Ways to Enhance Your Posts, Social Media and Websites

Free Image Creator – Canva

Free Image Creator/Editor – Pizap

Please share this with your club members and contact the DGE team with suggestions, comments or other information.

It’s GREAT to be a Lion!

The DGE Team!



What are Hashtags and How Could They Promote Lionism?

Definition: The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet. It was created organically by Twitter users as a way to categorize messages.

Using hashtags to categorize Tweets by keyword:

People use the hashtag symbol # before a relevant keyword or phrase (no spaces) in their Tweet to categorize those Tweets and help them show more easily in Twitter Search.

Clicking on a hashtagged word in any message shows you all other Tweets marked with that keyword.

Hashtags can occur anywhere in the Tweet – at the beginning, middle, or end.

Hashtagged words that become very popular are often Trending Topics.

For example, #‎LionsofGa18L would be a great way for us to link together all of the  tweets from the clubs within our district. Add in an additional ‪#‎LionsClubs‬ and we would be grouping our Tweets together with Lions Clubs from around the world. As people post tweets with the same hashtag, the corresponding feed can easily turn into a discussion. Post enough tweets to both of these hashtags and you could make District 18L and Lions Clubs a trending topic.

Even if you just Tweet or post a picture – add in the hashtag and promote Lionism.

Don’t forget – add #‎LionsofGa18L ‪#‎LionsClubs‬ the end of every Tweet.

Remember if you link your Facebook page to your Twitter account you can hash tag in your Facebook post and they will also be included in your Tweet.

District 18-L Twitter Directory

District 18L Lions – cut and paste the following web addresses into your browser and go FOLLOW these Twitter accounts if you have not done so already.

If you do not see your club listed here then email so I can add you to the list.

[table caption=”District 18-L Twitter Directory” colalign=”left|left|left”]
Club, Twitter Address,Twitter Name
Atlanta Lions Club,,@atlantalions
Marietta Lions Club,,@MariettaLions
Roswell Lions Club,,@RoswellGaLions
Woodstock Lions Club,,@Woodstock_Lions



Maximize your social media outreach by linking your club’s Facebook page to your club’s Twitter account. This means when you post to your wall on Facebook it will automatically Tweet the same information to your Twitter followers.

Steps to link Facebook to Twitter >>

If you are more visual watch this YouTube to lean how to make the link.

District 18-L Facebook Directory

District 18L Lions – cut and paste the following web addresses into your browser and go like these Facebook pages if you have not done so already.

If you do not see your club listed here then email so I can add you to the list.

[table caption=”District 18-L Facebook Directory”  colalign=”left|left”]
Club,Facebook Address,
Alpharetta Lions Club,
Atlanta Lions Club,
Atlanta Peachtree Lions Club,
Ball Ground Lions Club,
Dalton Noon Lions Club,
Douglas County Lions Club,
Greater Butts County Lions Club,
Griffin Lions Club,
Jasper Lions Club,
Jonesboro Lions Club,
Marietta East Cobb Lions Club,
Marietta Lions Club,
McDonough Lions Club,
Menlo Lions Club,
Paulding County Lions Club,
Roswell Lions Club,
Sandy Springs Lions Club,
Smyrna Jonquil Lions Club,
Villa Rica Golden City Lions Club,
Woodstock Lions Club,