Welcome to the Haywards
Heath Lions Club
Haywards Heath & District
Lions Club is a voluntary service organisation and is part of
Lions International, the largest service organisation in the world.
The Haywards Heath club was formed in 1962 and is open to both men
and women. Currently there are around 28 members from all walks of
life. The common thread is that we are caring individuals giving some
of our spare free time, enjoying what we are doing in the company
of like-minded friends. The area covered by the club stretches beyond
the town of Haywards Heath into the villages of Cuckfield, Lindfield,
Ardingly, Horsted Keynes and Scaynes Hill. You will find our members
in most of them.
The club is always on the lookout
for new members, people who are willing to lend a hand so that commitments
can be met and, where possible, extended. Being a member may be looked
upon as a constructive form of relaxation. Working together on fund-raising
and community projects can be very rewarding and, in addition, members
and their families enjoy many social occasions throughout the year.
There is absolutely nothing secret about membership.
Strength in Numbers!
Since Lions clubs were introduced
to Britain in 1950 they have grown to more than 900 clubs in Britain
and Ireland with a membership of around 21,000. Members of Lions Clubs
are dedicated to improving the quality of life for many people less
fortunate than themselves - whether it be in their own local communities
or in other parts of the world.
Where do we meet?
The club meets twice a month at
Bent Arms, Lindfield (approximately 2 miles from Haywards
Heath town centre). The first of these meetings is held on the first
Monday of each month at 8pm. At that meeting the working committees
report so that all club members can have their say about what the
Club is doing.
The second meeting, on the third
Monday of the month, generally includes an evening meal with a guest
Complete cost of running the Lions
organisation, at all levels, is covered by members' subscriptions
which are kept as low as possible. Each individual club decides what
its subscription should be for the Lion's "year" - 12 month
period July/June. In the case of the Haywards Heath club, the current
(2007/2008) year the annual cost of membership at £60 is far
less than buying a quality Sunday newspaper each week of the year
so it is very low indeed.
Lions are, or could be someone
exactly like YOU!! If you are interested in learning a bit more about
us, please contact one of the following :
President: Lion Roger Stevens (01444 - 455727)
Secretary: Lion Richard Johnson (01444 451157)
Objects and Ethics of becoming a Lion
To Create and
foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
the principle of good government and good citizenship.
To Take an
active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of
To Unite the
clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action
towards others, to resolve such doubts against myself.
friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship
exists not on account of the service performed by one another, but
that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit
in which it is given.
to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state,
and my community, as to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act,
and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor and means.
others by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak,
and my substance to the needy.
Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up
and not destroy.