The Abington Lions are a group of local men and women who are actively involved in making our community grow and prosper – grow and prosper not just for a few, but for everyone.
As part of the “community” The Abington Lions Club supports the commitments of Lions Clubs International. However, we go many steps further in our local community support. Founded over 75 years ago, the Lions International is the largest community service organization, and it is still growing. The Lions family includes 1.4 million men, women and young adults , serving over 200 counties around the world.
In 1925 Helen Keller challenged the Lions to be “knights of the blind” and lead the crusade against darkness. Since then we have had a long tradition of service to the blind and those threatened by blindness. Locally, our club is an annual contributor to the Lackawanna Association of the Blind. Each summer we sponsor a local child to the Beacon Lodge Camp for the Blind in Pennsylvania. We annually support the Leader Dog program and also contribute to the Northeast Pennsylvania Eye Bank in Allentown , PA.
Our club was chartered Dec 13, 1949 by 65 men who thought a void needed to be filled in our community. Over 60 years later, countless hours of service and thousands of dollars of hope have been channeled throughout our community by past and current members.
The Abington Lions serve a group of communities found just north of Scranton, Pennsylvania at the foothills of the great Endless Mountains. Clarks Summit, Clarks Green, Newton, Waverly, South & North Abington Townships, Ransom, Glenburn, and Dalton comprise the greater Abington area. Ransom, Dalton, and South Abington Lions Clubs also serve their respective communities through many fine projects.
We hold meetings twice a month.
Meeting – Ramada (see Calendar), 3rd Wednesday at 6:30 PM (no meetings July – September)
Board Meeting – Clarks Summit Senior Living Center, Clarks Summit, 1st Wednesday at 7:00 PM
For a complete look at our meetings and all of our events, check out our calendar.
Lions Code of Ethics
To 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.
To Seek success and demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.
To Remember 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.
Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of position or action towards my fellow men, to resolve such doubt against myself.
To Hold friendship as a end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.
Always bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor, and means.
To Aid my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.
To Be Careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.