We know you have a busy life and Lions International is changing to accomodate that. We understand if you can only commit to a few hours, or a few days, or to help with one or two events or projects. Lions has community clubs that meet in person, cyber clubs that meet online and special interest clubs that can be based on your profession, a hobby or anything you care about. Each club matches the needs of its members to help them support their community.
Right now, Lions are improving communities around the world. We're meeting to plan local projects. We're sponsoring international exchanges for young people. We're bringing clean drinking water to a remote village. We're building. We're sharing. We're repairing. And we're having fun.
Being a member of our club is a great opportunity to get to know and develop personal and professional relationships with people in Hanover or the immediate area. Membership in a Lions club is for men and women of any age who are interested in improving their communities. To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in your community and a friend to people in need. As part of their mission to help others Lions take on roles as organizers, advocates, fund-raisers and hands-on volunteers. You'll grow personally and professionally and you'll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated.
You are welcome to complete an application form to join our club. Every new member is sponsored and mentored by a current club member. Our annual club fee (which also covers the cost of your meal each month) is $190.00 per year paid in two installments of $95.00. The fees paid by our members go to an "Admin" account and are kept separate from funds raised by fundraising events. We strive to be a "poor" club by giving away everything we raise to to worthwhile individuals and causes in our community.
If you would like more information contact Kim Catalano (Membership Coordinator) at 519-364-0983 or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is an application form available in this website. Go to the member link on the top yellow bar and select from the pull down menu.
Please check the Code of Ethics below. It characterizes the things Lions everywhere agree to follow.
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 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 (province) and my community, and 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.