Henderson Kentucky Lions Club
The Henderson Lions Club, often referred to as "The City Lions," is a community service organization dedicated to The Henderson City Lions Club motto: "We Serve". The objectives of The Henderson City Lions Club are:
•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 club in the bonds of friendship 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 men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in community professions, public works, and private endeavors.
Mission Statement: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. The Lions motto is "We Serve"
The Henderson Lions Club meet each Tuesday at noon at Worsham Hall, 215 North Elm Street, Henderson, Kentucky. In addition to the business meeting, there is always an interesting and informative program. Prospective members are always welcome.
About The City Lions
The primary purpose of our club is to promote the conservation of eye sight. To this end, we provide assistance and financing for vision exams and eyeglasses for men, women and children of the community without sufficient financial resources. We also assist such individuals with cataract surgeries, cornea transplants, and other vivion related needs. We provide free eye screenings to all third and fifth graders in the Henderson County school system to identify students in need of eyeglasses and other vision assistance. Recognizing that diabetes is a major cause of vision impairment through diabetic retinopathy, The Henderson Lions Club provides assistance to organizations, such as The Diabetes Coalition, who combat this disease and educate individules in the methods of controlling it.
The Henderson Lions Club also provides support to many agencies and programs within Henderson County, including Salvation Army and numerous other organizations. We have sponsored a youth baseball team for over fifty years. The Henderson Lions Club also awards numerous colllege scholarships to Henderson County students each year.
The Henderson Lions Club raises funds for its charitable activites through a number of fundraisers. Our major fundraiser, the annual television auction is conducted in February of each year. We also engage in lemonade sales at the Tri-Fest, Bluegrass Festival, etc. Poplar tree donated and planted at John J. Audubon State Park by Henderson City Lions Club 2011.
All funds raised by such activites are used exclusively for the club's charitable and community service endeavors, and is maintained in a separate account. Membership activites are funded exclusively by the dues paid by the members.
The Henderson Lions Club has approximately 80 active members and 14 at large members. The leadership for the club is provided by a slate of officers and a board of directors.
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 anothers; 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 actions 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 loyality in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
TO AID others by giving my sympathy to those 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. Excel
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