Lions Clubs International Governing Documents

Constitution And ByLaws

Policy Manual


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Constitution and ByLaws

Policy Manual




To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a repu- tation 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 cli- ents or customers and true to myself.

Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action toward 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 de- mands 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 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 dis- tress, 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.



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 the club members.

To Encourage service-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.



PROTOCOL (Order of Recognition)

International President Immediate Past International President International Vice Presidents (according to rank) International Directors
Past International Presidents
Past International Directors Chairperson, Council of Governors District Governors Association Executive Director Association Secretary Association Treasurer
Past Council Chairperson Immediate Past District Governor 1st Vice District Governor
2nd Vice District Governor
Past District Governor Multiple District Secretaries (Volunteer) Multiple District Treasurers (Volunteer) District Secretaries
District Treasurers
Region Chairperson
Zone Chairperson
District Chairperson
Club Presidents
Immediate Past Club Presidents Club Secretaries
Club Treasurers
Past Club Presidents
Multiple District Secretaries (staff) Multiple District Treasurers (staff)


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