Lions: What to Say at Interviews and Events

The attention of the local media and the community is great for promoting your Lions club and getting the word out about the service in which you’re involved. But what do you say? How do you tell the world about the impact Lions are making every day in just a few sentences?

Below are a few common questions and key Lions messages to review before interviews and events where media might be present. You can also watch the video above for examples of how Lions are talking to the media.

These are general messages that describe Lions as an international organization; for local interviews, be sure to include details about how your Lions club serves your own community.

Who are the Lions?

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.4 million members in 210 countries and geographic locations, dedicated to making a difference. We serve where we live as well as globally.

What do Lions do?

Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion. We meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.

What types of service are Lions involved in?

Though well known for its successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as its members. We meet all sorts of needs, from assisting the elderly to helping victims of natural disasters.

I would like to volunteer in my community, but why should I do so as a Lion?

Lions meet the needs of those in their own communities as well as around the world, and we have fun doing it. Working together locally and internationally, the worldwide network of Lions has a vast amount of resources and is able to accomplish much more than individuals and small groups working alone.

How do I become a Lion?

If you are interested in becoming a Lion, contact your local Lions club and express interest in learning more. Visit BeALion.org to find a club and fill out a prospective member form, or visit LionsClubs.org to learn more about Lions.

Find more key messages and other Public Relations tools on the Lions Clubs website.

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