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THE BILOXI LIONS CLUB

For more than 80 years, the Biloxi Lions Club has compiled an illustrious record of community service.  Our members take justifiable pride in reviewing this record, of course, but present day needs leave little time for resting on our laurels.  Lionism is a vibrant influence in our community.  Our membership is desirous to see that there is a broader understanding of Lions activities and, hopefully, to awaken new enthusiasm for the needs we have yet to meet.  Our committees regularly schedule examinations and the fitting of glasses for the sight impaired, collection of discarded eye-glasses and hearing aids, and the distribution of them to the needy.  Lions encourage eye donations for transplantation through the Mississippi Lions Eyebank.  Lions also arrange surgery and prosthetics through Mid South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, which has recently opened a branch right here on the Gulf Coast through the work of this Club and Lion Dr. David Judge.

Lions are active in drug awareness and the prevention of addiction.  Our Sadler Scholarship aids those worthy to further their education.  We will also be presenting the “Lester Bridges Scholarship", named for one of our beloved late members, with an emphasis toward visually and hearing impaired individuals.  The Biloxi Outstanding Citizen, the Mother of the Year, and Father of the Year Awards each annually recognize a member of our community who has made life better for all of us.  Our participation in the Mississippi Lions Sea and Sun Camp for Blind and Visually Impaired children, continuing work with the Boys and Girls State Programs and Leadership Conferences, and the Mississippi Lions All State Band show our efforts to benefit the youth of Biloxi.

Our Club Motto is:

"IN BILOXI, WE SERVE!"




LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization.  There are almost a million and a half members serving in more than 44,600 clubs in 189 countries and geographical areas.  While we are dedicated to helping the visually and hearing impaired, as a Club we are interested in many things.  The Lion’s International Objects and Code of Ethics listed below are more relevant now than ever before.



LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL OBJECTS

The Lions Clubs Objects outline the aims and goals of Lions.  It is up to the individual clubs to use the general objects for specific purposes.

  • 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 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 endeavors.
LIONS CODE OF ETHICS

The Lions Code of Ethics is a guideline for the personal values that each Lion should exemplify.

  • 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 as 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 nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in work, 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.

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