The Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Since Helen Keller threw down the gauntlet in 1925, the primary objective for the Lions has been the conservation and restoration of sight. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters. Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. View LQ (Lions Quarterly Video Magazine) on the Lions News Network to see how Lions continue to make a difference everyday and everywhere.
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Article II the Ojai Valley Lions Club’s Constitution notes that the purposes and objects of this club are:
1. To create and foster a spirit of “generous consideration” among the peoples of the world through a study of the problems of international relationships.
2. To promote the theory and the practice of the principles of good government and good citizenship.
3. To take an active interest in the civic, social, and moral welfare of the community.
4. To unite the members in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.
5. To provide a forum for the full and free discussion of all matters of public interest; partisan politics and sectarian religion alone excepted.
6. To encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in business and professions; provided that this club shall not hold out as one of its objects financial benefits to its members.