Members of LIons Clubs throughout the world agree with thes following objectives:
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international co-operation.
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 open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided, however that partizan 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.
CODE OF ETHICS
TO GAIN AND MAINTAIN a reputation for the quality of our service.
TO SEARCH OUT success and financial reward in my occupation but to behave fairly in the process.
TO BE LOYAL to my clients and customers and be true to myself.
TO BEHAVE IN AN ETHICAL MANNER towards others. If a doubt arises as to the ethical nature of my position then to give the other party the benefit of the doubt.
TO REGARD FRIENDSHIP AS AN END and not as a means. To recognise that true friendship gives or accepts any favour between one and another without demanding anything in return.
TO BE LOYAL TO MY NATION AND COMMUNITY. To give freely of my time my labour and my means.
TO HELP OTHERS especially those less fortunate than myself.
TO BE CAREFUL with my criticism and liberal with my praise, to help motivate people and not undermine them.