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THE LA MESA LIONS CLUB

La Mesa Lions Club was chartered April 29, 1949. The Club includes more than 45 men and women members who meet each Tuesday at noon at the La Mesa Community Center. Fellowship is at the very heart of Lionism and is never more evident than at La Mesa Lions Club meetings. Our social events are a great deal of fun--ranging from theatre outings to “A Day at the Races.” We know how to have a good time!
 
Our primary fundraising project includes an annual Italian Dinner. DATE TBD  
 
The Club undertakes a wide variety of service activities including the collection of eye glasses for the Lions in Sight Project, yard work at Sharp Hospice Care’s LakeView Home; Lions Student Speakers Contest, Lemon Avenue and La Mesa Dale Elementary School Sponsorship, Lions Youth Exchange Program, Mt. Helix Cleanup days and working with Stand Up for Kids. lease see our Club Projects page.
 
Each year the Club elects new officers for the subsequent year, July 1 - June 30. 
We take our commitment “to serve” very seriously, but it’s always nice to receive recognition for service well performed-both on an individual and club level. 
 
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE LA MESA LIONS CLUB
 
La Mesa Lions Club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
 
WHY SHOULD I BECOME A LION?
 
As a Lions Club member, you can:
  • Make a difference everyday in your community. Whether it is providing support locally or reaching out  internationally, you will have an opportunity to serve.
  • Be a part of a worldwide organization carrying out community and humanitarian projects.
  • Grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events.
  • Gain an understanding and have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues.
  • Develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders.
  • Have access to membership discounts and services.
  • Have a lot of fun while serving others!
  • Enjoy and learn from the great programs we have weekly at the La Mesa Lions Club!
INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF THE LA MESA LIONS?
 
Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation. If you are interested in membership, please join us for a fun and information meeting. We are currently meeting via Zoom on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday at 12pm. Please email lamesalions@gmail.com for the zoom link. 
 
You will most certainly be invited to join the club and be offered a membership application!
 
VISITORS ALWAYS WELCOME!
 
Lions Clubs International

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.


 Lions International Purposes

  • 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.

Lions 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.
  • 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.
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