SMiLE has a new webaddress


SMiLE Goes Global

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.

We moved our blog here, to Our FB Page is and our Twitter is @Lions_Smile.

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.

The origin of the word ‘SPAM’


In our search for information about Social Media in Lions, we come across some not Lions related info that is funny, interesting, etc… This info will be posted as ‘Trivia’, Enjoy…

Spam (shortened from spiced ham) is a canned precooked meat product. “Spam” is also a popular Monty Python sketch, first televised in 1970. In the sketch, two customers are in a greasy spoon café trying to order a breakfast from a menu that includes Spam in almost every dish. The term spam (in electronic communication, and general slang) is derived from this sketch. Continue reading

SMiLE on WordPress

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