Your Most Precious Resource

Lions Clubs International President Alexander

Dear Lions,

What do you do with your free time?

I believe that how you spend your free time can change you. Most of us are so busy racing through the day that it becomes easy to let those free moments slip through your fingers—whether it’s aimlessly scrolling the internet or spending too much time worrying about something that is out of your control. But I believe it’s crucial to be intentional about how we use our most precious resource—time.

One thing Lions all have in common is the fact that we’ve committed to using our free time to help others.

Over the course of my year as your International President, I have seen Lions all over the world spend their free time in pursuit of something bigger than themselves. You seek out those who need help. You see a need and meet it. And you put more than your time into your service—you put your whole heart into it.

This is what has made it so special for me. When I look back on how I spent my time this past year, I know with full certainty that it was spent well. It was spent with purpose. I used the time I have here on Earth to do something good, just as you did.

And I have you all to thank for that. I want to thank you for giving me the honor of serving you this past year, and I look forward to serving with you for many years to come.

To be a Lion is to use your time wisely. To be a Lion is to serve from the heart.

Yours in service,



Douglas X. Alexander

International President, Lions Clubs International


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