As stated on the International Lions Clubs website, as lions...
"We Serve - Nearly 1.4 million Lions members
in 193 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems
like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness.
neighbors - Lions members—men
and women—provide immediate and sustained relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need.
Lions collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries and treat millions of people to prevent river
Leaders - Lions improve
the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and establishing water treatment programs.
85 years, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions members are there to help—We Serve."
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
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.