Protocol is the rules or conventions of correct and appropriate behavior and recognition of a group, organization or profession on official or ceremonial occasions. Protocol is used because of etiquette, respect, order, good manners and common courtesy. The people recognized earned the reverence through their service and we owe it to them to be recognized appropriately.

Note: A Lion holding more than one title shall be recognized for the highest one. In areas that have positions in addition to those listed above, they should be recognized in accordance with local customs, provided that elective officers always have precedence over appointive ones. It is recommended that Melvin Jones Fellows be recognized as a group. In introducing speakers, their status as Fellows should be mentioned.