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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.

Cub Program

To help people of all ages serve together and develop an interest in service, a Lions club can create a Cub Program to provide children 12 and under 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.

Any child who meets the age requirements can be a Cub, however only clubs with at least five Cubs will be considered a Cub club. Cub clubs can be reported on the Lions club profile page in MyLCI by simply indicating a club exists and identifying a contact person.

The operations of the Cub Program should be decided in consideration with the needs of the Lions and the Cubs. The Cub Program Activity Guide can help get you started.

There is also a coloring page, poster, and sample permission form available for use when organizing activities.

Lions clubs can order Cub patches 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.