HER ROYAL HIGHNESS: THE COUNTESS OF WESSEX is PATRON – LIONS CLUBS of the BRITISH ISLES.
LIONS was founded in 1917 by business man MELVIN JONES in USA ….. and chartered in LONDON in 1950.
HOLDERNESS LIONS…CHARTERED in DECEMBER 2002
THE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LIONS CLUBS:
MISSION STATEMENT is:
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.
VISION STATEMENT is:
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
To organise charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions Clubs.
To co-ordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lion 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 intrest 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 intrest: 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.