Who we are
LIONS Club International:
Lions Club international has dominated the world of social service with a century long history of selfless, incorruptible, noble and magnanimous adherence to Society and community and succeeded to be the largest leading non-profitable and secular social organization. Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members worldwide (as of April 2015), was founded in Evansville, Indiana on 24 October 1916 by Dr. William Perry Woods and subsequently evolved as an international service organization under the guidance and supervision of its Secretary, Melvin Jones. In 1917, Melvin Jones, was a 38-year-old Chicago business leader who told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The Business Circle subsequently joined one of the invited groups, the "International Association of Lions Clubs"
Lions Club in Nepal
Former Prime minister Lion Matrika Prashad Koirala established the first lion Club in Nepal, Lions Club Of Biratnagar in 1971A.D (2043 B.S). Since then, the number has been increasing and It has reached 800 till the date. Lions Club of Nepal falls under the district 325, further divided into 4 multiple districts; A1, A2, B1 and B2. District 325B2 is standing as a big district in context of Nepal expanding from far western region of country to some regions of Kathmandu valley covering about 60% of geographical area.
Lions Clubs International Purpose
- • To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
- • To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
- • 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 club members shall not debate partisan politics and sectarian religion.
- • 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 endeavors.
Lions Clubs 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, 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.