Any adult interested in becoming a Lion can contact a local chapter and ask to attend a local meeting to get to learn more about the club. Because membership requires “… good moral character and good reputation in his/her community …” membership into a Lions Club is by invitation only. After someone begins attending meetings regularly, an existing member can sponsor you as a new member, which means they have gotten to know you and your character.

Blount county men or women ages 18-131 may be invited join the Maryville Lions Club (a part of District N12) or may transfer an existing membership from another location. If you are interested in attending a Maryville Lions Club meeting, use the contact form below. If you don’t live in Blount County, click here to find a club near you.

There are also Leo Club opportunities for younger ages.  If you are between the ages of 12-30, click here to learn more about Leo Clubs. Blount county doesn’t currently have a Leo Club, but we are eager to sponsor one if there is interest. If you’re interested, use the form below to start a conversation.

We have a code of ethics all members of our club are expected to follow.

Lions Clubs Code of Ethics

  • To Show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.
  • To Seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
  • To Remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another’s; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.
  • To Resolve any doubt against myself whenever doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards others.
  • To Hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
  • To Always Bear in Mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act, and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
  • To Aid others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
  • To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.

If you live in Blount County, we invite you to be our guest at an upcoming meeting so you can meet our members. Contact us with any questions or interest in being our guest by using the form below.

Annual dues are minimal, volunteer hours are encouraged, and friendships are guaranteed.