How to Become a Lions Club Member

Lion Dave Blair was Sponsor for Julie-Anne and April, two new members who joined in 2021.

Westport Lions Roar

By Lion Kim Kelly

Ever since reading the ‘Benefits of Being a Lion’ article in the February 26th edition of the Review-Mirror, you’ve probably been asking yourself, how you can become a Member. 

This article focuses on membership with the Club that serves Westport/Newboro and the Rideau Lakes communities that surround them.  There are also neighbouring Clubs in Athens, Elgin, Gananoque, Perth, Seeley’s Bay, and Kingston.  In fact, by visiting the Lions Club International website, you will find that there are more than 48,000 Lions Clubs in over 200 countries across the globe.

To become a Lion, you must be at least 18 years old and have a keen interest in actively helping your community become a better place through service that reaches across all age groups and sectors.

Regular Club Members are expected to:

  • attend meetings as this is the best way to connect with other members and to keep informed of Club activities;
  • to participate in Club sponsored community events and services;
  • and to participate in fundraising activities.

In order to become a Member, you need to:

  • be sponsored by a current Westport Lions Club member;
  • fill out an application;
  • attend 3 general membership meetings prior to being inducted;
  • be approved by the Executive;
  • pay annual dues ($100 for Regular Members.  Discounted rates available for families, young adults, and students).

Affiliate Club Members: For prospective members who want to support the club and its community service initiatives, but who may not be able to meet the obligations of active membership, there is an Affiliate Membership level.  Members in this category still pay yearly dues of $100 but they are not expected to attend meetings (of course, they are always welcome to). These members are expected to be involved in Lion activities and functions when possible.

The Westport Lions Club is very active in the communities we serve, and we need members to achieve our service goals.

If you would like to become a new member or you are a former member that would like to rejoin, or you have moved to the area and you would like to transfer your membership, email westportontariolions@gmail.com or call 613-273-5789 and the Membership Secretary will be in touch to answer your questions and provide more details.

To find out what the Club is up to, visit our website or Facebook page or ask any Lions Member.

If you missed the article on the Benefits of Being a Lion mentioned above, you can find the link on the home page of the Westport Lions Club website.


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