Lions Clubs International
International Association of Lions Clubs began as the dream of Chicago insurance
man Melvin Jones, who wondered why local business clubs -- he was an active
member of one -- could not expand their horizons from purely business concerns
to the betterment of their communities and the world at large.
Lions Mission Statement
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
Lions Code of Ethics
my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the
end of that I may merit a reputation for quality service.
that hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person's character.
Through example my children are learning values that will last a lifetime.
motto of every Lion is simply "We Serve". What better way to express the
true mission of Lionism?
slogan of the association is "Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety
proper name of the association is "The International Association of Lions
Clubs." Many Lions, however, prefer the use of the shorter form of "Lions
the world, Lions are recognized by the emblem they wear on their lapels.
It consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple field. Bordering this
is a circular gold area with two lion profiles at either side facing away
from the center. The word "Lions" appears at the top, and "International"
at the bottom. Symbolically, the lions face both past and future -- proud
of the past and confident of the future. Lions wear their emblem with pride.
Lions Official Colors
The royal colors of purple and gold were selected as the official colors when the association was organized in 1917. Purple stands for loyalty to friends and to one's self, and for integrity of mind and heart. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose toward humanity.