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formerly the website of
Multiple District 40
New Mexico - United States
consisting of

District 40-N
Northern New Mexico
District 40-S
Southern New Mexico

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Multiple District 40 Comprising All of New Mexico
District 40-S Comprising Southern New Mexico
District 40-N Comprising Northern New Mexico
The Lion's Roar Newsletter is linked through the MD-40 Site.
A full directory of the 68 Lions Clubs in New Mexico, the 12 club websites, and the 2 Leo clubs.
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Local Lions Projects

From Las Vegas (New Mexico, that is) to Las Cruces, from Santa Fe to Santa Rosa, Lions are doing exciting things! See the individual club websites, listed on the directory page above, or if the club in your area doesn't have a site, contact the officers listed by phone or e-mail. (And tell them to get a website!)

~WebLion Owen

Lions Mission Statement
To create and foster a spirit of understanding
among all people
for humanitarian needs
by providing voluntary services
through community involvement
and international cooperation.

Lions Pledge


I pledge allegiance to my country
and to the cause of peace throughout the World.
I believe in the principles of Lionism
as contained in the Lions Code of Ethics.
I am PROUD to be a Lion,
dedicated to the service of others.

Above is the official pledge, but some clubs
have also developed their own versions.
The Lions Club of Billings Montana bases theirs
on the Lions Slogan:


I am a Lion, God help me preserve
liberty, intelligence, our nations safety.

The Lions Club of Southwest Virginia Community College
has a version based on the 4-H pledge:


I pledge my hands, extended and open,
to help those in need.
I pledge my heart, reach for it
and it will be touched.
I pledge my ears to hear another's outcry;
my eyes to see the plight of others;
my knowledge to bring mankind closer
to their dreams.
I pledge myself, for the betterment
of my community, my country, and my world.

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 to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost 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 my position or action towards others, to resolve such doubt against myself.

TO HOLD friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exisits 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 to bear in mind my obligations as a citizen to my nation, my state and my community, and to give them my unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed. To give them freely of my time, labor, and means.

TO AID others 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.

A Lions Creed
I BELIEVE: That hard work and honest sweat are the building blocks of a person's character.

I BELIEVE: Through example my children are learning values that will last a lifetime.

I BELIEVE: That the best things in life are free, the sunrise, the autumn color, the beauty of spring.

I BELIEVE: That happiness comes from the joy of doing things for others, with no thought of personal gain.

I BELIEVE: That by my toil I am giving more to the world than I am taking from it and the world is just a little better for my having passed through it.

I BELIEVE: That my life will be measured by what I have done for my fellow man and by this standard I fear no judgement.

I BELIEVE: That when a man grows old and sums up his days, he should be able to stand tall and feel pride in the life he has lived.

I BELIEVE: A man plants a tree knowing that he will not live long enough to enjoy it but others will be able to enjoy its shade and beauty.

I BELIEVE: That with the help of about one and one half million Lions I can do my part to make this a better world for future generations.

The Voice of the Pin

Don't overlook me, Lions, wear me.
Right up front here. Put the spotlight on me because I am proud to play a part in the lives of the men who wear me as their symbol of service to the community.
I have witnessed excitement, sadness and happiness.
I've been with my Lion as eyes were removed for deposit in the eyebank.
I was there too as I watched the hungry being fed and the destitute cared for.
I've seen guide dogs instill in a blind person a new kind of confidence as they move about their sightless world.
I have seen and heard the laughter of children in playgrounds provided by Lions. Yes, I traveled all over the world and can recall thousands of incidents from sadness to gladness because those who wear me, made it so.
I'm a symbol of service to the world.
If I could talk, I would be too filled with emotional pride to say more than:—
Wear me with Pride and may God bless you and protect you.

Lions Club Objectives


TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.

TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.

TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.

TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

Lions International Projects
For directories of Lions National and International Projects, use these link buttons.
Lions Clubs International — We Serve - Nearly 1.4 million Lions members in 193 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse prevention and diabetes awareness.

Lions International link

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the grant-making arm of Lions Clubs International. Its mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs worldwide in serving their local communities and the world community as they carry out essential humanitarian services projects.

LCIF link

LionNet International — 'On the Net, We Serve' LionNet is a network of national and state level service sites called LionNet Nodes. Many Lions clubs, districts, multidistricts and programs operate their own Internet websites, this site provides a directory of those resources.

LionNet Link

LionWAP — WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) is a technology which enables the user to access the internet through any cellular phone that provides this service. A project of Enzar Tφre and the Canakkale Lions Club in Canakkale, Turkey, we provide free-of-charge, to any Lions club in the world, their own web and wap page! Currently hosting over 4500 Lions Clubs worldwide.

LionWap Link

Lions Crane Reading Program

The LCRP is a set of 6 activities that schools can take with Lions Club assistance to improve reading performance for students in primary grades. More details about the program are available on a separate website.

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O, Fair New Mexico

Official Song of the State of New Mexico

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O, Fair New Mexico
Written by: Elizabeth Garrett *

Under a sky of azure,
Where balmy breezes blow,
Kissed by the golden sunshine,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Land of the Montezuma,
With firey hearts aglow,
Land of the deeds historic,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'erflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.

Rugged and high sierras,
With deep canyons below,
Dotted with fertile valleys,
Is Nuevo Mejico.
Fields full of sweet alfalfa,
Richest perfumes bestow,
State of apple blossoms,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'erflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.

Days that are full of heart-dreams,
Nights when the moon hangs low;
Beaming its benedictions,
O'er Nuevo Mejico.
Land with its bright manana,
Coming through weal and woe;
State of esperanza,
Is Nuevo Mejico.

O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
Our hearts with pride o'erflow,
No matter where we go.
O, Fair New Mexico,
We love, we love you so,
The grandest state to know
New Mexico.

* Blind singer Elizabeth Garrett wrote the words and music to New Mexico's official state song, "O Fair New Mexico," adopted five years after statehood was granted in 1912.
The song is full of descriptive phrases referring to azure skies and golden sunshine, even though Elizabeth was blind at birth. Elizabeth was the daughter of famous lawman Sheriff Pat Garrett, who in 1881 tracked down and fatally shot outlaw Billy the Kid in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Pat and Elizabeth's musically gifted mother, Polinaria Gutierrez Garrett, encouraged their daughter to ride horseback, swim, and engage in normal childhood activities in an era when blindness was often considered totally debilitating. Elizabeth was sent to a special school in Austin, Texas, where she learned to read Braille, and after graduating with honors, continued her musical education in Chicago & New York. She toured nationally as a singer, but made her home in Roswell, NM.

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