As a Lion, you have come across some acronyms or abbreviations that may or may not mean anything to you.  If you recognize them – you’re a Tail Twister Pet; if not here’s a few to help you roar with the rest.


                CC                         Council Chair

               CCE                       Council Chair Elect

               DG                         District Governor

               DGE                      District Governor Elect

               GLT                       Global Leadership Team

               ID                          International Director

               IT                           Information Technician

               JPL                        Just Plain Lion

               LCIF                      Lions Clubs International Foundation

               LIONS                   Liberty Independence Our Nations Safety

               LIONS                   Loving Individuals Offering Needed Services

               LPTCIA                 Lion Pin Traders Club of Iowa

               MERLP                 Membership Extension Retention Leadership

                                            Public relations

               PID                        Past International Director

               PCC                       Past Council Chair

               PDG                      Past District Governor

               ROAR                    Recruitment Orientation Activation Retention

               SA                          State Administrator

               VDG                      Vice District Governor

               VP                         Vice President

               WMMR                 Web Monthly Membership Reporting

               1VDGE                  First Vice District Governor Elect

               2VDGE                  Second Vice District Governor Elect          


Membership Categories

1.      Active:  A member entitled to all rights and privileges and subject to all obligations which membership in a Lions club implies.

2.      Member-at-Large:  A member who has moved out of the community and is unable to regularly attend meetings and desired to retain membership in the club.  The member cannot hold office or vote at conventions and must pay dues.

3.      Honorary:  An honor bestowed by a club to an individual who is not a member of the Lions club, to recognize outstanding community service or service to the club.

4.      Privileged:  A member who has been a Lion for 15 or more years, who because of illness, infirmities or advanced age or other legitimate reason, must relinquish his or her active status.  A privileged member may vote, but may not hold office.

5.      Life Member:  A member who has maintained active status for 20 or more years, or for 15 years and is at least 70 years of age can be granted Life Membership.  Life Members pay a one-time payment to the association in lieu of future dues.  They have all the rights and privileges of membership.

6.      Associate:  A member who holds his/her primary membership in another club, but maintains residence or is employees in the community of the club in which he/she attends.  Associate members can vote on club matters, but may not serve as a club delegate at district, multiple district or international conventions and are not eligible for hold office.

7.      Affiliate:  An individual who is currently unable to fully participate in the club¸ but wishes to support the club.  He or she may not hold officer and many not represent the club at district, multiple district or international conventions, but may vote on club matters.


Members cannot simultaneously hold membership – other than Honorary or Associate in more than one Lion club.  They also many not hold another membership, other than Honorary or Affiliate, in another service club of similar character.



Lions Clubs Objectives

To create and foster a spirit of "generous consideration" among the peoples of the world through a study of the problems of international relationships.

To promote the theory and practice of the principles of good government and good citizenship.

To take an active interest in the civic, commercial, social and moral welfare of the community.

To unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

To provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of public interest, partisan politics, and sectarian religion alone excepted.

To encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in business and professions: provide that no club shall hold out on one of its objects financial benefits to its members.



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