Who is a Lion

He who cares about his community, shows interest in its welfare, in its health, standards and its progress.

He who achieves success, lives well, laughs often loves all mankind, gains the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children;

He encourages service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward;

He fills his niche, does well his work, and make God’s world a better place than it was by just a brighten flow, a perfect poem; a human soul awakes to its own loveliness.

He doesn’t wait for regressive conditions to be solved by government or “somebody else”

He feels the glow of beauty in all life, and never fails to voice his praise of it;

He believes citizens joined together, can initiate and carry out programmes, which will make his community a better place in which to live; He sees the best there is in fellow men, and gives to them the best there is in him; He aids his fellow men by giving sympathy to those in distress, aid to the weak, and substance to the needy.

His life is one vast inspiration.


Who Lions Are

Lions are men and women dedicated to serving those in need, in our own community and around the world.

The 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs in over 207 countries are different in many ways, but

share a core belief – community is what we make it. In addition to humanitarian service, Lions enjoy fellowship

and develop leadership skills.

Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

Mission Statement: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage

peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Motto: “We Serve.”

Slogan: Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety


• To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.

• To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.

• To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

• To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.

• To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

• To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

• To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however,

that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

• To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward,

and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions,

public works and private endeavors.

Code of Ethics

• To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I

may merit a reputation for quality of service.

• To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no

profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because

of questionable acts on my part.

• To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be

loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

• Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others, to resolve

such doubt against myself.

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• To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account

of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts

service in the spirit in which it is given.

• Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community,

and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time,

labor and means.

• To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance

to the needy.

• To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.