"To CREATE AND FOSTER a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."

Lions International Purposes

  • 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 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, as 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.


For more information contact:

Orland Park Lions Club

P. O. Box 604
Orland Park, IL  60462

Web site:

Club History: Founded in Orland Park, IL March 12th, 1964

Club Membership: 40 + members

Community Involvement/Club Projects:

The club provides health care, financial and educational expense assistance to individuals in the community who are in need of help. Members have contributed hands-on assistance for community environmental and beautification projects. The club supports The Lions of Illinois Foundation, which provides assistance to adults and children who are hearing and visually impaired. In addition, the club supports The Sight First Program of Lions Clubs International, a global fund raising effort to prevent blindness and restore sight around the world.

The Orland Park Lions Club

sponsors these annual community events:

Vision Screening, Haunted Trails, Christmas Tree Sales, Adopt A Family for Christmas, Trunk n Treat and much, much more.

As the comunity needs grow our commetment grows "To Serve".
Lions members also "recycle for sight" by collecting usable eyeglasses and sunglasses for distribution to needy children and adults in developing nations. See the club website for eyeglass drop-off locations. The club meets second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM, contactany member for the meeting location.

Lions Clubs International

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Founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1917, by businessman Melvin Jones. Since its inception, Lions Clubs International has been dedicated to helping those less fortunate in their communities and around the world. In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the members to be "knights of the blind." "We Serve" became the association's official motto in 1954.

Lions are dedicated to providing humanitarian service including sight-related and other programs. In 2005-2006, Lions clubs worldwide donated an estimated US$554 million and 129 million volunteer service hours.

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