Membership Interest Form
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of our volunteer organization in 206 countries and geographic areas are different in many ways, but share a core belief – community is what we make it. Though Lions are well known for successful initiatives in vision health, Lions service is as diverse as our members. Lions volunteer for many different kinds of projects - caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Membership Types and Fees
New members pay an entrance fee of US $25 or must submit the proper waiver certification form. International dues total US $43 annually. Dues are billed on a semi-annual basis. Additional district, multiple district and club dues may apply.
Transfer members in good standing pay no entrance fee when transferring to an existing club within 12 months.
The Family Membership Program provides families with the opportunity to receive a special dues discount when they join a Lions club together. The first family member (head of household) pays full international dues (US $43), and up to four additional family members pay only half the international dues (US $21.50). All family members pay the one-time entrance fee of US $25.
The Family Membership Program is open to family members who are (1) eligible for Lions membership, (2) currently in or joining the same club, and (3) living in the same household and related by birth, marriage or other legal relationship. Common household family members include parents, children, spouses, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, in-laws and legal dependents. Submit the Family Unit Certification Form (TK-30).
Students between the age of majority and through age 30 pay no entrance fee and half international dues. Students over age 30 and joining a Campus Lions club pay a US $10 entrance fee and full international dues. Submit the Student Member Certification Form (STU-5) for each student.
Current or Former Leo
All graduating Leos receive an entrance fee waiver. Current or former Leos, through the age of 30, who have been a Leo for at least a year and a day, pay half international dues. Submit the Leo to Lion Certification and Years of Service Transfer Form (LL-2) for each current or former Leo under 30.
Young adults, through the age of 30, receive an entrance fee waiver and pay half international dues when joining a Leo Lions club. Submit the Leo to Lion Certification and Years of Service Transfer Form (LL-2) for each young adult.