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
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
To be careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.