How to Join

There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you'll:

  • Help your community and gain valuable skills.
  • Make an impact on people's lives - locally and international
  • Learn to be a leader - and lead a respected organization
  • Network with business men and women in your community and Lions around the world
  • Energize your life and have fun

You'll grow personally and professionally. And you'll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated.

Membership in Lions Clubs International is open to all persons over the age of 18 having high moral character and a good reputation in his/her community. Clubs meet regularly each month which typically involves a dinner followed by a short business meeting and interesting programs.

Members help their community with service projects and by supporting local, national, and international programs. Activities include fund raisers, social events, and interesting programs at the regular meetings. The club officers plan these activities a year in advance beginning in July. Members of the club serve on various committees. Members follow the Lions objectives and code of ethics.

Membership is by invitation only. Further information on membership and Lionism in general can be accessed through the various clubs through the state. If you are interested in obtaining an informational brochure or a membership application, contact any Lion in that club, or you can fill out this form online and we will contact someone in your area to follow up with your interest!

  • Lions clubs are for women too! Women have been serving in Lions clubs for years and are the single fastest growing membership segment of Lions Clubs International.
  • The cost to join a Lions Club is affordable. There is a one-time membership fee of $25 when joining an existing club and there are modest yearly dues. Your local club can provide you with details.
  • The Lions Club of Iowa is family friendly! You can join a Lions club with your spouse and/or other adult members living in your household. Some clubs have a Cub program for kids under age 12 and/or sponsor a Leo Club for young adults age 12 through 30.