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Family Membership

Invite your family to participate in your club's next community event, because as a family unit, you can receive a dues discount when volunteering together.

The Family Membership Program applies 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.

Any member of your family over the age of majority may become a Lion in your club, and as a family, there are discounts available. Family members pay half international dues. Check with your district to see if there are additional concessions available locally.

Invite the whole family to serve your community

As a Lions family unit you can:

  • Increase quality family time
  • Be a role model
  • Help your community

To be part of the Family Membership Program, your club secretary must complete the Family Unit Certification Form or file online. For more information on how to file online, view this video.


LCI awards clubs adding 10 or more new family members at the time of charter with the Family Membership Banner Patch.

See the Family Membership FAQ.

Details on Cub Program

To encourage families to volunteer together, a Lions club can create a Cub Program to provide children under age 12 a chance to volunteer alongside of a Lions club as “Cubs.” A Cub Program can build family friendly clubs and add new energy to a Lions Club by integrating Cub members into your club’s meetings, activities and service projects.

Cubs are divided into the following age groups to ensure age-appropriate activities and consideration is given to the group:

  • Level I: Age 3 and under
  • Level II: Age 4-7
  • Level III: age 8-12

The operations of the Cub Program should be decided in consideration with the needs of the Lions and the Cubs.  The Lions Family Cub Program Activity Guide and Family Cub Program Activities are filled with activity suggestions for Cubs. 

Lions clubs can order distinguishing Cub patches by age level to help Cubs feel like part of the club and get them excited to participate. Patches are free, but there is a shipping charge for the Lions Club. Please email for more details.