We are Family

Lions Clubs International President Alexander

Dear Lions,

As anyone who is close to me knows, there is nothing more important to me than family. Family first. That’s my motto. When someone tells me they can’t make an event because they have a family obligation, I tell them, “Yes, of course! Go be with your family.” Quality time with our loved ones gives us the strength we need to go out and give of ourselves. We cannot fill another’s bucket if our own is empty.

However, Lions are a kind of family as well – a really big family with all kinds of aunties and uncles and lifetimes of stories to share. I’m proud to be a part of this Lion family. And I want for Lions what I want for my daughters and grandchildren – to be sure that everyone stays healthy, now and for years to come.

And yet health is one of those things that isn’t straightforward. There are many aspects of wellness that create health. In our roles as Lions, we work to foster all aspects of health: mind, body, spirit.

We foster healthy minds through supporting local schools and providing children with the tools and social-emotional skills they need to learn and thrive. We promote healthy bodies by educating our communities about the importance of eating well and exercising. And we grow healthy spirits by joining together in service. Because serving is one thing that can truly feed the soul. By helping others, we help ourselves.

As we enter the season of family and togetherness, remember that you always have a home in Lions. When you are with Lions, you are with family.


Yours in service,



Douglas X. Alexander

International President, Lions Clubs International


We Serve