Karns Lions Club

About the Lions

The Lions Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.

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Lions of East Tennessee

District 12-N Lions are part of the 1.3 million Lions in 202 countries that make up the International Association of Lions Clubs. The District is one of five in Tennessee (Multiple District 12) and covers the East Tennessee Region.

There are 42 clubs and more than 1,130 members in the District.

The District Governor, a representative of LCI, provides leadership, working with a cabinet who spearhead various tasks and projects.

For administrative purposes, the District is broken into four Regions, which are subdivided into zones made up of several geographically close Lions Clubs.

Lions began in 1917 when Melvin Jones started networking local business clubs for community improvement. The first convention was in Dallas, Texas, with 22 clubs in 9 states represented.

The Lions Code of Ethics and Lions Objects encourage Lions to put service ahead of profit and to uphold high standards of conduct.

In 1925, at the convention, Helen Keller urged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness", thus beginning a legacy of sight-related programs.

Lions International Purposes:

To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs. To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions 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 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.

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