Membership types and fees
New members pay an entrance fee of US$35 or must submit the proper waiver certification form. International dues total US $43 annually. Dues are billed on a semiannual basis. Additional district, multiple district and club dues may apply.
Transfer member Transfer members in good standing pay no entrance fee when transferring to an existing club within 12 months.
The Family Membership Program provides families with the opportunity to receive a special dues discount when they join a Lions club together. The first family member (head of household) pays full international dues (US$43), and up to four additional family members pay only half the international dues (US$21.50). All family members pay the one-time entrance fee of US$35.
The Family Membership Program is open to family members who are (1) eligible for Lions membership, (2) currently in or joining the same club, and (3) living in the same household and related by birth, marriage or other legal relationship. Common household family members include parents, children, spouses, aunts and uncles, cousins, grandparents, in-laws and legal dependents. Submit via MyLCI, or include the Familiy Unit Certification Form with the Monthly Membership Report Form (MMR).
Students between the age of majority and through age 30 pay no entrance fee and half international dues. Students over age 30 and joining a Campus Lions club pay a US$10 entrance fee and full international dues. Submit the Student Member Certification Form (STU-5) for each student.
Current or Former
Leo Current or former Leos seeking membership through the age of 35, who have served as a Leo for at least a year and a day, pay half international dues and receive an entrance/ charter fee waiver under the Leo-Lion membership program. You may select Leo-Lion as the membership type in MyLCI or submit the Leo to Lion Certification form with your MMR.
Leos over age 35 who have served as a Leo for at least a year and a day receive an entrance/charter fee waiver. Submit the Leo to Lion Certification Form for credit of Leo years of service to the Lion member record for each current or former Leo.
Young adults through the age of 30 receive an entrance fee waiver and pay half international dues when joining a Leo- Lions club.
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