The recent Regional Lions Leadership Institute was held in Adelaide on February 22-24. Thirty-three participants attended the three day event from around Australia, with six from the C1 district from four clubs.
The institute was facilitated by PDG Tim Irvine, PDG Megan Butler and PDG David Thomas. Not only did they lead a great weekend and presented useful material, they shared their valuable personal experiences and many years of Lions wisdom.
Over the three days, we participated in a number of sessions including team work, leadership, public speaking, diversity, motivation, facilitating change and much more. The sessions were informative, interactive and fun. We built structures out of balloons, elected roles by snowball fight, and challenged topics of discussion. It was wonderful to meet so many lions from different clubs and districts, share ideas, learn about a wide range of projects and problem solve together. We didn’t just meet and network with other lions, but we actually made new friends which we will stay in contact with and support each other through our journey in lions.
We all walked away from the institute with new ideas, new information, different perspectives and goals to take back to our clubs. We look forward to sharing all this information, hoping to motivate and inspire our members to implement change to grow our clubs and inspire future developments. A fantastic opportunity and experience which we believe would be valuable and beneficial to any lion interested in a leadership role at club or district level.
Written by The Lions Club of the City of Adelaide on behalf of the C1 participants.