SMiLE has a new webaddress
SMiLE now means “Social Media including Lions Everywhere”
During its inception September 2012, SMiLE meant “Social Media in Lions Europe” and our intention was to provide resources only for clubs in the Europe.
When we were invited to give seminars, officiate a panel, and run the social media lounge at the Hamburg convention we had to focus on a global audience for that event, and it became apparent that everything we do should benefit Lions clubs worldwide.
Currently we are a team of five from Belgium and Germany. Like all Lions we are volunteers who have families, careers, and responsibilities to our clubs. We would like to grow our core team by a few members who represent other areas of the world. We meet weekly on Mondays at 2pm CDT (UTC/GMT -5 hours), and our meetings are conducted in English via Google+ Hang Out.
We also need Lions who will write blog posts about social media, and share articles and other resources that already exist. Success stories involving fundraising via social media are extremely beneficial!
Add a comment if you are interested in becoming involved and/or have anything to share.
SMiLE will have a significant presence at the 2013 Hamburg convention, providing free seminars for Lions convention attendees, hosting an online forum/debate, and helping clubs with their social media needs at a lounge which will be set up in the exhibit hall.
The SMiLE seminars will focus on social media: Introduction to Facebook, Introduction to Twitter, Introduction to Blogging, and Advanced Social Media. Continue reading
SMiLE has moved its website from ‘Google Sites’ to ‘WordPress’.
The WordPress website enables SMiLE to publish articles to the website, automatically email the articles to subscribed readers and automatically post the articles to social media in a very efficient way. It also enables SMiLE to allow contributing writers to write their articles but keep control of publishing by the SMiLE Editor or SMiLE website Administrator. Continue reading