Lions Information

What is Lionism?
What is a Lions Club?
Who can become a Lion?
How is Money Raised?
Why become a Member?
Where and when do Lions meet?
New Members?
Can You Help?
Interested in doing your share?
Lions Purposes
Lions International Pledge
Lions Code of Ethics


What is Lionism?

Lionism is Knowing, Showing, Sharing, Caring, but most of all, it's Friendship.

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What is a Lions Club?


A Lions club is an international non-sectarian, non-political service organization whose members are a group of service-minded men and women who are dedicated to working and raising funds to make their communities a better place to live in.  These funds help to support their work with the handicapped, the underprivileged, the aged, the sickly, the blind, the deaf and the youth of the community.

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Who can become a Lion?


Any man or woman willing to work hard to help others! Any male or female of legal majority, good moral character and good reputation in his/her community, regardless of colour, race, religion, language or political beliefs is welcome to join.  At this time there are almost one-and-a-half million members in over 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas who meet regularly to enjoy the fellowship, develop leadership qualities and spend part of their free time helping those less fortunate the world over!

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How is Money Raised?

The Chalk River & Area Lions Club raises its money in a variety of ways.  Fund raising activities take many forms but the main source of monies come from a weekly bingo and Nevada ticket sales.  Significant funding is also raised through the Winter Carnival, Maplefest, Canada Day Weekend, dances and hall rentals.

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Why become a Member?


The main reason is to help others.  With the help of all the members of the club, we can work and raise funds to allow Lions to offer their assistance where needed in the community.  Socially you will meet people interested in doing the same work as you in your club, other clubs in the District, the Country and Internationally.  Inter-club visits and annual conventions are an integral part of Lionism and help broaden your knowledge and appreciation of how Lionism serves needs throughout the world.  You will get to develop your leadership potential by taking an active role in the running of committees and the executive of the club.

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Where and when do Lions meet?

The Chalk River & Area Lions Club holds its meetings on the 1st Tuesday of each month, except for July and August.  Meetings are held at the Chalk River & Area Lions Hall at 11 Kellett Street in Chalk River.

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New Members?

In order to remain healthy and active, our Club needs you and others like you.  We are constantly looking to increase our active membership.  New members are vital to the success of any club.  They provide the future leaders, they increase our potential for larger and more far-reaching community projects, and they provide manpower for all the regular Club undertakings.

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Can You Help?

You may have already!  Most people at one time or another have purchased tickets or supported one or another of the various Lions activities.  Perhaps the best way to help would be to become a member of this very active Service Club and help to do your share to make this community a better place to live in and raise our children.

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Interested in doing your share?

Why not talk it over with one of our members.  Any one of us would be happy to explain fully what Lionism is all about.  We invite you to attend one of our meetings as a guest of one of our members, and then you can decide if you wish to join us.  We would like to hear from you.  Please contact one of our membership development committee members.  They will be happy to talk to you and answer any questions you may have.

Eileen Burke  
613-589-2546

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Lions Purposes
 
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 club members.

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 endeavours.

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Lions International Pledge

"I pledge allegiance to my country and the cause of peace around the world.  I believe in the principles of Lionism as contained in the Lions Code of Ethics.  I am proud to be a Lion, dedicated to the service of others".

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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; 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.

TO ALWAYS bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my province and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labour, 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.

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