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  Lions Club of Harlingen


P.O. Box 522 Harlingen, Tx 78551-0522

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Lionisms and
Lion Club Traditions

Lions Motto
Lions Emblem
Lions Official Colors
Lions Code of Ethics
Lions Clubs Objects
Lions Invocation
Lions Roar
Lions Toast


Our Valley Home
Harlingen Lions Song


The motto of every Lion is simply "We Serve". What better way to express the true mission of Lionism ? 

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Throughout the world, Lions are recognized by the emblem they wear on their lapels. It consist of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple field. Bordering this is a circular gold area with two lion profiles at either side facing away from the center. The word "Lions" appears at the top, and
"International" at the bottom. Symbolically, The lions face both the past and future--proud of the past and confident of the future. Lions wear their emblem with pride. 

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The royal colors of purple and gold were selected as the official colors when the association was organized in 1917. Purple stands for loyalty to friends and to one's self, and for integrity of mind and heart. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose toward humanity. 

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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. 

Whenever a doubt a rises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards my fellow men, to resolve such doubt against myself. 

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. 

Always to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give to them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. 

To give them freely of my time, labor and means. To aid my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy. 

To be careful with my criticisms and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy. 

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TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world. 

TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship. 

TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. 

TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding. 

TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members. 

TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors. 

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Roarrrrrrrr Lions 
Roarrrrrrrr Lions 
Roarrrrrrrr Lions 
Bite ‘em, bite ‘em, bite’em. 

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Where Lions meet be present Lord 
To weld our hears in one accord. 
To do Thy will, Lord, make us strong 
To aid the weak, and right the wrong. 

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Not above you, 
Not beneath you, 
But with you. 

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For we love our valley home, 
way down upon the Rio Grande, 
land of yours and land of mine, 
land of the palm trees and the bright sunshine.

Here we live in paradise, 
Where roses bloom on every hand,

For we love our Valley home,

Way down upon the Rio Grande.

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By:  Harlingen Lion Bob Irby

We are the Lions, Roar, Roar, Roar

We Leave all our troubles when we walk in the door

Service and friendship are all we're living for

We are the Lions, Roar, Roar, Roar

(Repeat) - (Tag after "Are all we're living for")

We are the Lions, The Harlingen Lions

We are the Lions, Roar, Roar, Roar

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