The Lions Toast

Not above you, not beneath you, but with you!

 

The Lion's Prayer

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.

 

The Lion's Prayer With Food

Lord, as we Lions gather here
We pause to offer up this prayer-
Bless now this food that we partake-
And every effort that we make-
To build the towns in which we live-
and put it in our hearts to give-
To worthy causes bless the blind-
And all we do to serve mankind-
Be with us till we meet again-
And bless our lands and homes,

AMEN


The Lion's Song

I've got that Lions spirit up in my head, 
Up in my head, up in my head.
I've got that Lions spirit up in my head,
Up in my head today.
I've got that Lions spirit here in my heart, 
Here In my heart, here in my heart
I've got that Lions spirit here in my heart,
Here In my heart today.
I've got that Lions spirit down in my feet,
Down in my feet, down in my feet 
I've got that Lions spirit down in my feet 
Down in my feet today.
I've got that Lions spirit all over me 
All over me, all over me. 
I've got that Lions spirit all over me 
All over me today
I've got that Lions spirit up in my head, here in my heart, down in my feet,
I've got that Lions spirit all over me,
All over me to stayl



Lions - Our Emblem


By Lion W.E. Johnson - Camillus Lions Club 
 

I’m glad that I’m a member

of the Lions Club that’s known so well

By the gold & purple emblem

with the central letter “L”. 

You will note the lion’s faces

to the left and to the right

There’s a good substantial reason

for this double-featured sight. 

One face looks forever backward

at our great and glorious past

Filled with records of achievement

and with memories that last. 

The other’s looking forward

to the days that lie before

And keeps us ever mindful

that the best is yet in store. 

Yes, I’m glad hat I’m a lion

and I wear my pin with pride

Because it marks me as a doer

not just a drifter with the tide.

The Lion's 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 quaity of service, 

TO SEEK and to demand all fair renumeration 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 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 bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state 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 my fellow men by giving 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.

 

Lion's Club Objects

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 persons to serve their community without personal financial reward, 
and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions,
public work and private endeavors.