So you’ve decided to take the first steps towards becoming a Lion!  That’s fantastic!  There are 2 main things to consider:

There are 5 main types of memberships available to new Lions (note that while international and district dues are the same for all clubs, each clubs sets its local dues indivudually):

  • Regular Membership: Are you interested in volunteer programs, community service and making our world a better place? Lions Clubs International (LCI) offers community members the opportunity to volunteer locally together as a group. Members are expected to meet membership requirements such as dues set by the club and LCI. Take the first step toward membership today – contact a local club and ask to be invited to a meeting. 


  • Associate membership: This is similar to regular membership except that you cannot hold office or be a delegate to a convention.  You take part in service and can attend meetings just the same as other Lions.


  • Family Membership: Looking for special volunteer programs and activities you can do with your family? Family membership allows relatives to volunteer together at a reduced dues rate. Family members must meet membership requirements, live in the same household and belong to the same club. Children cannot become members, but can participate in the Cub Program, which allows children under age 12 the opportunity to build a lifelong dedication to helping others. If more than one member of your family is joining a club, tell them you want to join as a family unit.


  • Student Membership: Our student volunteer programs allow you to make new friends – and help others in your community at the same time. With a student membership, your dues are reduced. If you are enrolled in an educational institution and between the age of legal majority and 30, tell the club you are joining that you would like to take advantage of the Student Member Program dues discount.


  • Leo to Lion Membership. If you are a current or former Leo club member between the age of legal majority and through age 30, take the opportunity to receive a dues discount and continue doing volunteer work with Lions Clubs International … as a Lion!


Your new Club’s Membership Chair can help you determine which type of membership is most appropriate.

There are many types of clubs to choose from:

  • If you are a student, we have campus clubs at many of the Colleges and Universities in the state.
  • If you are part of a family group, many of our clubs have Cubs and Leos groups as part of their organization.
  • Clubs meet at different times of the day: breakfast, lunch, or dinner
  • Clubs meet on different days
    • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays are most common
  • The amount of monthly meetings varies as well, some clubs meet twice a month and some meet weekly
  • There are even cyber clubs.


All of our clubs are welcoming and love visitors.  There is a club that fits your needs and schedule.

Just fill out the form below, tell us what you are looking for, and we will respond and even introduce you to the club you choose.

Please fill out the form below and we will help you find a club that fits your needs: