The Lions Club
The Lions Club International is the world's largest service organization. According to their website, Lions Club International has more than 1.3 million members in more than 200 countries. With 45,000 clubs worldwide, Lions Clubs International's motto "We Serve" has inspired a global service network whose members do "whatever is necessary to help their local communities" (Fast Facts)
The Riverside Lions Club has a long history of supporting and sponsoring a variety of individuals, groups, projects and events in the Winnipeg Area, particularly within the St. Vital Community. Most notably, the Riverside Lions Club sponsored two affordable housing projects in the St. Vital area, Riverside Lions Estates and Riverside Lions Seniors Residences, both located on Worthington Avenue (at Ste. Anne's Road). Club members remain actively involved with both apartment buildings, each geared towards providing affordable, quality housing, for both older adults and for adult persons living with disabilities.
For more information on the Riverside Lions Club, including about membership, we invite you to contact us by mail, phone, or fax:
Riverside Lions Club
188 Worthington Ave
Tel: (204) 253-4317
Fax: (204) 257-8538
Lions Club Objectives
- TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among 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 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 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 of 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 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.
Riverside Lions Club still roaring after 65 years
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