|Lions Mission Statement
TO EMPOWER volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs,
encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs
WE SERVE...Is More Than A Motto...
It Is A Commitment To Our Community...
|Purpose of Lions Clubs...
- To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
- To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
- 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 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 Club 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 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 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.
|The Lions Emblem...
At the 1919 convention, there was a move to change the symbol, but a young attorney from
Denver, Colorado rose to speak. His name was Halsted Ritter. "The name Lions stands not only
for fraternity, good fellowship, strength of character and purpose, but above all, its combination of
L-I-O-N-S heralds to the country the true meaning of citizenship: LIBERTY, INTELLIGENCE,
OUR NATION'S SAFETY."
The January 1931 issue of THE LION Magazine featured this interpretation of the association's
Our name was not selected at random, neither was it a coined name. From time immemorial, the
lion has been the symbol of all that was good, and because of the symbolism that name was
chosen. Four outstanding qualities – Courage, Strength, Activity and Fidelity – had largely to do
with the adoption of the name. The last mentioned of these qualities, Fidelity, has a deep and
peculiar significance for all Lions. The lion symbol has been a symbol of Fidelity through the ages
and among all nations, ancient and modern. It stands for loyalty to a friend, loyalty to a principle,
loyalty to a duty, loyalty to a trust.
The emblem consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular area. Bordering this is a circular area with
two Lion profiles facing away from the center. The word "Lions" appears at the top and
"International" at the bottom. The Lions face both past and future – showing both pride of
heritage and confidence in the future.
Frostburg proudly has had two District Governors, and three Deputy District Governors.
- 1979-80 Lion Paul Cairl was our District Governor
- 1990-91 Lion Dr. Michael LeMay was our District Governor.
|We Are A Part Of Lions Multiple District 22 - We Are District 22-W.
The 16th District of Lions Clubs International was organized in 1921 and consisted of the states
of New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia. Because of the
rapid growth in he District, it became necessary one year later - 1922 - to divide the area - New
Jersey remained as the 16th District, New York became District 20, and Maryland, Delaware, and
D.C. became District 22.
The Baltimore Lions Club was the first to organize (October 26,1921) within the boundaries of the
present District 22. In 1940, District 22 was divided into Districts 22-A and 22-B. In 1944, District
22-C was organized, followed by Districts 22-D and 22-W in 1947. The Frederick Lions Club was
the first to have organized (June 7, 1922) within the boundaries of the present Sub-District 22-W.
Multiple District 22 is divided into the following sub-districts:
- District 22-A - Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Hartford and Howard Counties
- District 22-B - Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot,
Wicomico and Worchester Counties Prince Georges, St. Mary's Counties and the District
- District 22-D - State of Delaware
- District 22-W - Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett and Washington Counties
|(Sponsored) Flintstone Lions...
We sponsored the Flintstone Lions in May of 2017 - with their first Charter Night held in August
of that year.
||(Sponsored) Lioness Club...
|No information is currently available for this sponsorship, or the club.
|(Sponsored) Leo Club...
No information is currently available for this sponsorship, or the club.
|(Sponsored) Old Town Lions...
Old Town Lions Club was Charter April 3, 1979 and sponsored by Frostburg Lions. Lion Russel
"Buck:" Crabrree was the first club president. Oldtown Lions met at the fire hall.
|(Co-Sponsor) LaVale Lions Club...
On November 8, 1955, LaVale Lions was chartered, with sponsoring clubs: Cumberland,
Frostburg, and Potomac Valley. Seventy-eight Lions were in the original Club.
LaVale Lions first President was Lion Henry Lowery. Charter Night was held at the Clarysville
Inn, from there meetings were at the LaVale Volunteer Fire Department.
|(Sponsored) Village Lions Branch...
A branch club at a nursing care facility started with District Governor Lion John Parker. Lion
John's daughter, Brandi Martin was the Director of Nursing at Frostburg Village, and because
they sometimes have Lions in there nursing and rehabilitation facilities, she suggested forming a
Lions club there.
On February 6, 2015 Lions John & Sandy Parker, Susan & Bill Munck, and Linda Baker went to
Frostburg Village and discussed Lions with approximately fifteen individuals.
Ten of those folks eventually joined Frostburg Lions Branch Club - Village Lions - becoming the
first branch club in our district.
Village Lions had their first meeting on Friday, March 13, 2015.
|Lions Clubs International Foundation...
Service has been the hallmark of Lions Clubs International since it was founded in 1917. It is the
world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 205 countries and regions.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) was begun in 1968 to take that service to new levels
by tackling global problems as well as assisting Lions with large-scale local humanitarian
projects. Through LCIF, Lions meet the needs of their local and global communities. LCIF has
evolved to become an internationally recognized humanitarian organization and the largest
blindness prevention organization. LCIF is able to leverage its funds by partnering with other
non-governmental organizations and corporations that share a common mission. The Foundation
grants, on average, $30 million annually. LCIF is particularly proud of it SightFirst program,
launched in 1990 to reduce and eliminate the causes of preventable blindness worldwide.
Through the program, it has helped more than 30 million people.