What Lions Are


Lions are men and women dedicated to serving those in need whether in their own community or halfway around the world. In addition to humanitarian service, they enjoy fellowship and develop leadership capacity.


The official name of Lions is “The International Association of Lions Club: or simply “Lions Clubs International”.

The letters in Lions stand for:

Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations Safety.


The emblem has two Lions heads; one is looking at our past achievements while the other is looking at the future.


Our colours are Purple and Gold.  Purple represents; Loyalty to country, friends and one’s self and to the integrity of mind and heart.  It is the colour of strength, courage and dedication to a cause.


Gold symbolises sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose towards mankind.


Our Motto is:  WE SERVE


The primary aim of Lionism is service, first to the clubs community, then to those in need wherever they may be.  Lions perform more activities and help more people than any other service organisation.