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 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 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, 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, resolve such doubt
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 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, action, and deed. To give
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.