To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
We do it ourselves. We do whatever is necessary to help our local communities and our global community.
Member Benefits Lions enjoy:
Opportunities to serve locally and globally
Leadership Skills training
Volunteer Insurance coverage
Foundation Grant funding
Global Network of Lions
Personal & Professional Growth
33 000 + Members
Lions began in the United States in 1917 when a group of independent clubs responded to an idea presented to them by a young Chicago insurance agent, Melvin Jones. He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large.
This was heralded as a departure from the trend current at that time of forming clubs basically with a commercial motive --Jones' own group was the Business Circle of Chicago. An organisational meeting was held at a local hotel on June 7, 1917, and from this meeting the organisation was born.
The association became "international" with the formation in 1920 of the "Border City Lions Club" of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Lions, identified afterward as the Windsor (Downtown) Lions Club. From that time on clubs were formed worldwide