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Headquarters Lions Clubs International Headquarters has been located outside of Chicago, Illinois in a 150,000 square foot building since 1971. Nearly 300 staff work here to serve nearly 1.35 million Lions worldwide

Administrative Officers: 

Administrative Officers Implement policies and programs of the Board of Directors Manage the worldwide administrative functions of the association and foundation Oversee the daily operations of staff


Divisions Staff at headquarters are organized into 11 divisions Each division plays an indispensable role in helping Lions accomplish their goal of international and local service

Club Supplies & Distribution Division: 

Provides clubs with a wide variety of items marked with the association’s emblem Awards, apparel, banners, gifts, pins, plaques and special orders Nearly 80,000 orders processed annually Orders can be placed online at http://supplies.lionsclubs.org Club Supplies andamp; Distribution Division

Convention Division: 

Convention Division Works with cities bidding for international convention five years in advance Coordinates convention registration, housing, facilities and programs for 15,000 to 20,000 Lion attendees Responsible for meeting logistics for the District Governors-Elect Seminar Plans Board of Directors meetings and coordinates local association events

District & Club Administration Division: 

Responsible for district and club operations; district governor and club president awards Assists districts and clubs worldwide in 12 official languages CHINESE ENGLISH FINNISH JAPANESE KOREAN PORTUGUESE SPANISH SWEDISH HINDI District andamp; Club Administration Division FRENCH GERMAN ITALIAN

Extension & Membership Division: 

Implements programs to develop new clubs, recruit and retain members Traditional club development New Century andamp; Campus Lions Clubs Recruitment materials, new member orientation, mentoring Year-Round Growth Program President’s Retention Program Extension andamp; Membership Division

Finance Division : 

Finance Division Maintains the integrity of the association’s financial and accounting systems Provides financial services including Collection and timely posting of club and district payments Auditing and payment of district governor expense claims Supports bank accounts in 60 countries for the convenience of clubs

Information Technology Division: 

Keeps track of nearly 1.35 million members in 46,000 clubs Processes and maintains membership, inventory and accounting records Monitors and administers all computer systems at Headquarters, Canada, India and Japan Information Technology Division

International Activities & Program Planning Division: 

Lions Opportunities for Youth Leo clubs Youth camps Youth exchange Youth awards Culture andamp; Environment Health programs on hearing, diabetes, sight andamp; eye banks International Program International Relations Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers Long-Range Planning New Directors Orientation Services for Children International Activities andamp; Program Planning Division

Leadership Division: 

Leadership Division Provides a variety of leadership development opportunities for current and future Lions leaders Regional Lions and Lions Leadership Institutes MERL Chairperson Seminars Multiple District Leadership Funding Programs Training support for districts, regions and zones E-Learning: Lions Learning Center District Governors-Elect Seminar

Legal Division: 

Legal Division Responsible for the legal operations of the Association Provides guidance to Lions members on constitutional and parliamentary matters Administers worldwide liability, property and accident insurance programs Registers and maintains the association’s trademarks Coordinates endorsement and certification of candidates for international office

Lions Clubs International Foundation: 

Grant making arm of LCI; supports Lions humanitarian efforts in their communities and worldwide Promotes and receives contributions; provides appropriate recognition Solicits partnerships and funds from non-Lion sources Lions Clubs International Foundation

Public Relations & Production Division: 

Works with national and international media to keep Lions programs in the public eye Administers Peace Poster Contest, Recycle for Sight and Sight Night Produces publications Publishes Headquarters and Spanish editions of THE LION Magazine Oversees the official Lions Web site www.lionsclubs.org Public Relations andamp; Production Division

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