The Skinny on Meetings Lions want meetings. But not meet-ings that are boring or unproductive or lack younger members. Otherwise, they may choose to be former Lions. These findings come from Project Refresh, an LCI survey that assessed attitudes of Lions, former Lions and non-Lions to help guide membership strategies. Nearly 8,000 Lions in 134 nations responded to the LCI survey. The LION presented the survey re-sults in the October 2012, November 2012 and January 2013 issues. Here we take another look at the findings related to meetings. What should Lions do with these results? Our three stories on Project Refresh (available at www.lion magazine.org) offered plenty of sug-gestions. Also continue to read the LION, especially the Recruiting Mem-bers and Club Improvement depart-ment pieces, for practical ideas and advice on strengthening your club. Regarding the charts on these pages, note that “gold clubs” refer to clubs that have highly satisfied mem-bers and are stable or growing. In North America, 27 percent of clubs are gold clubs. “Blue clubs” refer to clubs that showed either member dis-satisfaction or declining growth. In North America, 63 percent of the clubs are blue clubs. Also note that Constitutional Area 1 is the United States and its Affiliates, Bermuda and the Bahamas. Constitu-tional Area II is Canada. Constitu-tional Area 3 is South America, Central America, Mexico and the Islands of the Caribbean Sea. Consti-tutional Area IV is Europe. Constitu-46 LION MARCH 2013 tional Area V is the Orient and South-east Asia. Constitutional Area VI is India, South Asia, Africa and the Mid-dle East. Constitutional Area VII is Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the South Pa-cific Islands. Reasons why former Lions with issues left Source: Project Refresh Phase 4 Survey of Former Lions Meetings Universally Appreciated Source: Project Refresh Phase 2 Survey of Current Lions Read the complete Project Refresh report. Learn the secrets to increasing membership.