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The Advantages of Being a Lion: 
What's in it for YOU?

1. The opportunity to make a difference - as an individual you can have a limited impact, but as part of a group, you can achieve so much more - in your community, your country, your world.

2. Energize: We don't just talk the talk ......we Walk the walk! 

  • Lions have fun. If there isn't an opportunity to have fun or an otherwise rewarding experience, we probably aren't involved.

  • Friendship. In an increasingly complex world, Lions provides one of the most basic human needs - the need for friends and friendship. The opportunity to meet other "like-minded" people, locally and around the world, with whom you can expect to establish close, life long, relationships.
    • Lions become aware of other cultures and learn to love and work with people everywhere. Around the world, practically every religion, country, culture, race, creed, political persuasion, language, color and ethnic identity is found in Lions.

    • Every Lion is welcome to attend the 28,000+ clubs in more than 180 nations and geographical areas of the world. Some 1.4 million men and women are Lions - and they are all your friends.

    • Assistance when traveling. Because there are Lions clubs everywhere, help is only a phone call away should you need it. Using the International Directory, you can easily contact the local Lions Club, wherever you are.

  • The average Lions Club has at its heart the intention to make the community a better place in which to live, and does this with a variety of local programs tailored to the community's needs.
    See a need? Fix it.

  • Network with people in your community and around the world.

  • We're a "Family" organization. Many married couples are members and children of Lions frequently carry on the tradition.
  • Community awareness. Interesting guest speakers bring a range of views and information for club members.

  • Entertainment. Lions Clubs organize many different activities that provide entertainment as well as education.

  • Leadership - every Lions member has the opportunity to serve in a variety of challenging positions, most local but many can be District, National and even International.

  • Character. All Lions Clubs embrace the same set of ethics and each member is expected to be ethical in business and personal relationships.


3. The opportunity to serve. Lions is a service club. Our motto is simple, but it says it all. "We Serve". A wide range of programs providing help for the disadvantaged both locally in internationally - Sightfirst, a worldwide program to eradicate preventable blindness, Leader dogs for the blind and Hearing dogs for the deaf, research funding for the bionic ear project, provision of mobility aids for children, and a multitude of unique programs developed to address a local or regional need are but a few that stand to highlight our incredible service to our fellow man.

Join Us! We Serve. You Can Too!
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
To promote the principles of good government and good citzenship.
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 poliitcs 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.
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 of 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 posiiton or action towards my fellow man, to resolve such doubt against myself.
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 bear in mind my obligaton as a citzen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give to 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 criticisms and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy


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