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Lions Club of Ardmore, Founders Club:
Lions clubs have an illustrious history dating to
1917. Lions Club began in Chicago when Melvin Jones invited
a group of businessmen to Dallas and presented the idea of a service club.
The club was to provide service as a group without regard to politics, religion,
or race. A conference of some 25 clubs met in Dallas on June 7, 1917.
Ardmore was one of those clubs!
For 100 years Lions commitment to serving those in need has never wavered,
although the ways in which Lions clubs serve their communities have evolved to
keep pace with an ever-changing world. Our 1.4 million members perform valuable
service in 210 countries and geographic areas (these statistics are from the LCI
What does it cost to join Ardmore Lions
Club? Membership fee is $75.00 per quarter, which includes your lunches at
Casa Romo, 120 W. Main Street, Ardmore. Membership without meals is $90.00
annually. The club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month.
is the official motto of the
association. What better way to explain our mission?
The Slogan is
The royal colors of purple and gold were selected
as the official colors when the association was organized in 1917. Purple
stands for loyalty to friends and for integrity of mind and heart. Gold
symbolized sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life, and
generosity in mind, heart and purse to those in need.
The legal name of the association is "The
International Association of Lions Clubs". It's entirely proper, however,
to use the shorter form of "Lions Clubs International".
The current Lion emblem was adopted at the 1919
convention. Today, Lions throughout the world are recognized by it.
It consists of a gold letter "L"
on a circular purple (or blue) field. Bordering this is a circular gold
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.
Always wear your Lions emblem pin proudly. And, since it's a registered
trademark in most countries, remember it may never be used for commercial or
fundraising purposes without prior permission from the Legal Division at
Lions are members of the world's
largest and most active service club organizations.
committed to solving major worldwide health and social problems, and realize
that solutions are possible when every Lions Club does its share.
patriotic men and women giving allegiance to their country, while
recognizing that all mankind must one day learn to live at peace.
Lions are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical and
moral standards in their club; and in their personal lives.
Lions are serious about their commitment to humanitarian
service, but don't mind having a little fun along the way.
Lions are.... or could be... someone like you.
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