Lions Clubs International
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 anotherâ€™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.
To organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as lions clubs.
To coordinate the activities and standardise the administration of lions clubs.
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.
To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
To fund and otherwise serve the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
To assist financially, culturally, socially, and morally the disabled, disadvantaged and infirm of the community both directly and also indirectly.
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.
INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT REPORT
To all our many friends in Australia and from around the world, Anne and I are very grateful for the support that you have given us which has seen me being elected to the position of International President.
We are very proud to be in this position as your representatives, but at the same time very humbled by the support and good wishes we have received.
It would be remiss of me not to thank and acknowledge my Campaign Committee chaired by PID Dr Bob Coulthard AM. They have worked tirelessly over the past few years in supporting me in my campaign and throughout the Convention. I would particularly like to thank all the volunteers who have assisted and helped the Campaign. You did and absolutely wonderful job and it was great to see you everywhere we went in support.
I am honoured to be elected to this position and Anne and I will ensure that we represent each and every member of the Lionâ€™s family to the fullest extent. This is an exciting but hectic journey for us as we take on the many challenges that are ahead.
Once again, Anne and I would like to express our sincere appreciation to all who have supported us in the journey so far. It will be both and exciting and very busy time ahead but one that I am sure you will come along on that journey with us.
Again our sincere thanks and we look forward to seeing you in our journeys
Barry and Anne
For more information about International President Barry Palmer
- Like his Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/LCIBarryPalmer,
- Follow on Twitter @LionIFVPPalmer
- Watch the video "Follow your Dream" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4ORmhaMcrw
- Watch the video of Barry's Bio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IV5Ntv-ahgo
- Or browse to his page on the Lions Clubs International website