Avalon Lions Club Membership


Membership Chairman: Lion Ron Griffin; phone (609) 967-1010.

Background:
Club membership is foundational to all that the Avalon Lions Club does. Forty-three scheduled events annually requires the dedication and motivation of many volunteers. Membership has grown from the high sixties when the club was founded in 2002 to 120+ in 2014. The Avalon Lions Club is the largest club in NJ Lions District 16L. District 16L is geographically most of South New Jersey.

Why People Join and Remain Avalon Lions:
The Lions basic charter is "To Serve" the Blind and the Needy. Both full-time and summer residents of Avalon and local communities recognize their good fortune to live, work, play, and enjoy family in such a wonderful environment. Concurrently these same people wish to give something back to the community for their good fortune. Additionally, most members are fully engaged in establishing club donations policy, fundraising, and community service activities. While membership requires participation and time, the camaraderie and friendship developed among and between Avalon Lions has been truly meaningful to all members.


New Member Procedures:
  1. A potential new member must be invited to join our club by an active member. If you do not currently know an active club member contact Membership Chairman, Mike Sowers (609)519-7185, or Club President, Jim Collins to discuss opportunities.

  2. Sponsoring Lion invites the prospect to attend a regularly scheduled dinner meeting as our guest.

  3. Sponsor obtains a Lions Club Invitation-Application for Membership (ME-6) from the Membership Committee Chair or as an alternative, a current Board member.

  4. Sponsor assists the prospect in completing the application including a check for dues and member initiation fee.

Fees:
New member fee and dues are $145 first full year (if joining in July), and $100 dues in subsequent years. Fees are prorated by joining month and spouse membership.

Most of the dues, and all of the fees, are required to be forwarded to Lions District and Lions Clubs International. A modest amount of each member's dues is retained locally in the Club administrative account (which cannot be comingled with the Club Charity account).

We are the largest Lions Club in District 16L because our members like what we do and how we do it. If you are not a member, please consider joining our organization.