During this Lion Year, the International President is presenting Dignity Awards to District Governors during the first and second half of the year. Our district was the recipient of the Silver Dignity Award The Lions Dignity Award for positive membership growth from July 1 to November 30. Thank you for all your hard work!
At the 2016 District Convention, attendees will consider changes to the District 12-O Constitution and Bylaws and the District Eye Bank and Sight Service Constitution and Bylaws. Please review the proposed changes which can be found under the Forms and Reports section of this website.
dollars raised to support 12-O Charities
Children screened from 2004-2014 through KidSight program
Members in District 12-O
What We Offer
Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world. We are over 1.4+ million men and women in over 46,000 club. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet. District 12-O is 1 of 5 districts in the State of Tennessee (Multi-District 12-O).
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
Lions Clubs – Where There’s A Need, There’s A Lion
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
2015-2016 President’s Theme
As we strive to serve the needs of others, let us always remember to respect the dignity of those we serve. As we reach out to others with hands of service, let us always remember it is not a handout.
As we build others up, let us always remember serving others isn’t just an act of kindness; it is also a means to build understanding and harmony.
As we show empathy for the less fortunate in our respective communities, let us extend empathy to all who are suffering around the world. And as we continue to serve human kind, let us remember that serving humanity is not a duty, it is a responsibility.
I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?Helen Keller
You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.Melvin Jones
Thank You, my Knights of the Blind. Little did I realize 25 years ago when I asked you to take up my cause, that I would find Lions, not only in America, but in China, Africa, and all the free countries of the world – all working for one goal – to eradicate the dreaded disease of Blindness.Helen Keller