Your Feedback: Involving Family in Service

Lions Clubs International

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Why do you think it’s important to involve your families in service?

  • Holly Golembiewski – My Dad inspired me to be a Lion. I remember him doing so much for the Lions club when I was young. I didn’t know what it was all about at the time, but as I got older, I learned about Lions and all the good they do for so many people, many of whom cannot do for themselves. It’s the most humble thing someone can do… I became a member when I was a freshman in college, and that was over 15 years ago. My Dad is a member over 33 years ago. It’s a family tradition.
  • Joanne Dye – All my girls have become volunteers because their parents have always been volunteers in our community. Parents set the example.
  • Alishia Goodridge – It allows your family to see you truly at work, serving someone outside of their basic & daily needs. The spirit of giving is contagious and allows friends & family that are not Lions to see the blessing of giving in its truest form.
  • Péter Koleszár – My father is founder of one of the oldest club in Hungary. I’m also member in a club. My wife member of an other club, and my children are on the best way to join to the Leos…
  • Parvathy Viswanath – When the family knows and attends our projects, they understand and appreciate why my Lions club is important to me. Their positive feeling and support helps us to work more for the cause.
  • Aaron De La Torre – Our 5 year old daughter has been helping with the customer service at our BBQ events since she was 3. I think it’s important to instill the values of community service in them young. It’s also a great way for them to spend half a day with their Lions friends and builds their confidence to speak to new people.
  • Nial Beaton – I have been in the Lions Family since age 12. I have grown and developed as a person because of my involvement. I would definetely encourage anyone, not only my kids, to serve . I am still a Lion after 22 years.
  • Bruce Brankle – My children learned that they really do have it better than a lot of other people. They have become caring, understanding adults, and I contribute a great deal of their success to the Lions Family that helped my wife and I to raise them. I didn’t fall into the Lions club, but was raised by parents that were active in the organization. This will likely become a generational experience as my children are now starting families of their own.
  • Vijish Nair – My dad and mom were both Lions when I was a kid. I was a regular attendee of all service projects — at that age it was a fun outing for me . However, as years passed by I became a Leo , and I understood how we can bring a change to the people near our locality through Lionism. Now that I am a Lion member and I have a kid, its really an awesome experience spreading smiles to the needy with our family.
  • North Hardin Lions Club – To set the example for your children and grandchildren. This will inspire them to want to make their communities and the world a better place to live. Also, it gives you another opportunity to bond with your family with all the distractions in our society today.

Join the conversation! Leave a comment below about the importance of involving family in your Lions club’s service activities.

  • Lion Scott

    My father is a Lion in Pennsylvania. He invited me to join his club which I did. He then invited my motherto join our club. We have all served as District Governor of 14-U and will be transfering to 8-L in June. That is where we will join a club with my younger brother who lives in Louisiana. My Club, My Family. Treat the members like family and you can keep them. We all have 20 years as Lions.

    • lionsclubs

      What a great way to strengthen you club, your service and your family!

  • katwalk

    As a single mother, I could not justify paying for child care so I could do volunteer work. I signed up for events that could include my six year old daughter. She coloured while I sold BINGO cards and soon started handing out programs and then gifts during the holiday event. When we hosted a dinner, she cleared the dishes and the next year, served the desserts. My club made her a name tag with the designation, “Lion Cub” which should be a standard for every child that helps at Lion events. Hopefully this will inspire them to become a “Leo” and then a “Lion.”

    • lionsclubs

      Thank you for sharing your story! It’s great to expose children to the kind act of serving others at such a young age.