The Johnson City Lions Club, of Johnson City Tennessee, a member of the International Association of Lions Clubs, exists to carry out the motto of the Lions:
Locally, regionally, nationally and worldwide, we serve the blind, deaf, sick and handicapped. Lionism is a cooperative effort: We share the load so that the load of the less fortunate will not be so heavy.
The Lions Club is people of good will banded together to serve their fellow man in ways which, individually, we could not do alone. It is not a fraternal, business, social or political organization; it is a service club. The reward for the work we do is great; we enjoy the fellowship of some of the finest people in our community; we are warmed by the thanks of those we help; and we share in the knowledge that we are part of an organization renowned for its leadership in the efforts to solve our community’s problems.