Scotts Valley Host Lions Club - Serving Scotts Valley, California and the Santa Cruz Mountain Communities

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Scotts Valley Host Lions

Who and What are LIONS?

The International Association of Lions Club was started in Chicago by Melvin Jones on June 7, 1917. It was a consolidation of several clubs already in existence. This was the founding of the world's largest, most active and most representative service club organization.

The members of the Lions Clubs are selected from the community's leading business, professional people, educators, merchants, and others. They are pledged to help through Lionism, those less fortunate than themselves. Lionism is nonsectarian, yet it encourages religious observances and church loyalties. It is nonpolitical, yet it includes a lively interest in government and civic affairs.

The purpose of a Lions Club is to determine community needs and develop means of meeting them, either through its own efforts or in cooperation with other agencies. During the last fiscal year, Lions Clubs completed multiple thousands of separate, worthy humanitarian and community activities. At the same time, Lions Clubs provide good fellowship and club social life for their members. A Lions Club is a great place to meet new friends or continue friendships with old friends. Come and join us for breakfast any Tuesday morning.

Lionism is an active and efficient medium for united community effort and enterprise. It is an outstanding force for national and world service. It exerts tremendous influence for national welfare, international amity, and peace. It promotes human progress in social, cultural and economic growth. The prestige and importance of Lions' work in all fields of service endeavor is recognized throughout the entire world.

The motto of the Lions is "WE SERVE."

What is Lionism?

Lionism is dedication to the highest quality ideals of humanitarian service; a fellowship of volunteers who have committed themselves to aiding those in need. Lionism is a belief that people of different nationalities and creeds, and separated by borders, oceans and age old distrusts, can join together in helping to bring about a better world. Lionism is a set of principles; a guideline for community service, ethical business and professional practices and international relations.

Goals of Lionism

Lions throughout the world are always prepared to render unselfish service to their communities. Their goal is to do whatever possible to relieve the miseries of poverty, disease, hunger, ignorance and fear. What they do is embodied in the Association's motto, "We Serve". For it is service above all that sets the Lions apart - whether that service is provided at the club level or internationally, to the sight-impaired, the young person threatened by drug abuse, or the adults at risk from the complications of diabetes."Service" is thus both the goal and definition of Lionism.

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 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 man, to resolve such doubt against myself.

To HOLD friendship as an end 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 natiom, 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 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.

Contact Information

The Scotts Valley Host Lions meets for an evening meeting at 6:30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month and for a morning meeting on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 7:00 am at the Scotts Valley Senior Center, 370 Kings Village Road. We invite you to attend one of our meetings. Our meetings are open and Guests are welcome!

If you have any questions about our club, please contact our club at:

Telephone 
831-345-8766
Postal address 
PO Box 66602
Scotts Valley, Ca 95067
Electronic mail 
General Information: scottsvalleylion@aol.com
Membership:scottsvalleylion@aol.com

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