Lions Traditions

Motto: We Serve

Slogan: Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety


Where Lions meet,
Be present Lord,
To weld our hearts in one accord,
To do thy will, Lord
Make us strong,
To aid the weak and right the wrong.


And now may the Lord
Bless you and keep you
May the Lord be gracious unto you
May the Lord lift up his countenance unto you
And give you peace,
Now and forever more.


Not Above you
Not Beneath you
But With you


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 own 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 my fellow men, 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 to them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.

To aid my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, my substance to the needy.

To be careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.


To create and foster a spirit of "generous consideration" among the peoples of the world through a study of the problems of international relationships.

To promote the theory and practice of the principals of good government and good citizenship.

To take an active lead in the civic, social and moral welfare of the community.

To unite the members in bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

To provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of public interest, partisan politics and sectarian religion alone excepted.

To encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in business and professions; provided that no club shall hold out as one of it's objects finanacial benefits to it's members.

Induction ceremony (basic)

It is my pleasant duty to induct you into Lionism:
Please raise your right hand, giving your name where
I give mine:

I __________________, do solemnly swear/promise to
uphold the constitution of Lions Clubs International,
Lions of the State of New York and Bermuda, and the
constitution and by-laws of the ___________________ Lions Club.

I will faithfully perform any duties to which I am
appointed or elected. So help me God.

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