It's easy to get confused or overwhelmed by the use of acronyms and abbreviations, especially when you factor in texting and social media. To help alleviate this problem and bring some clarity to our lives I'm attempting to document some of the more common abbreviations. And although I do not have the time or expertise to include all the abbreviation used in our lives today, I thought it would be appropriate to concentrate on the ones that are related to Lions.
PDG Jay Deutschman
Ohio Lions Webmaster
Abbreviations Commonly used by Lions
BCF - Betty Coffey Fellowship
CA - Constitutional Area
LCI has seven (7) constitutional areas which are often listed as CA 1, CA 2, CA 3, CA 4, CA 5, CA 6, and CA 7; or CA I, CA II, CA III, CA IV, CA V, CA VI, and CA VII. Ohio is part of Constitutional Area 1.
CBL - Constitution and By-Laws
Also commonly abbreviated as C&BL.
CC - Council Chairperson
CCE - Council Chairperson Elect
Newly elected CC's are classified as "elected" until their official term starts.
CEA - Club Excellence Award
CEP - Club Excellence Program
COG - Council of Governors
CS - Cabinet Secretary
CT - Cabinet Treasurer
CST - Cabinet Secretary/Treasurer
For the case where the same person is both Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet Treasurer.
DDG - Deputy District Governor
(obsolete) Previous name for Vice District Governor. There was a Senior and Junior DDG.
DG - District Governor
DGE - District Governor Elect
Newly elected DG's are classified as "elected" until their official term starts.
FVDG - First Vice District Governor
Also abbreviated as 1VDG. See SVDG.
FP - Finance and Planning
A standing committee for Ohio Lions MD13. Also abbreviated as F&P.
GAT - Global Action Team
GLT - Global Leadership Team
GMT - Global Membership Team
GST - Global Service Team