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2017 Lions Clubs International Centennial Year


In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Within three years, Lions became an international organisation. Since then, we've earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We're a  worldwide organisation with a steady vision, a clear mission and a long and proud history over one hundred years.

'We Serve'

You can find Lions Clubs throughout the British Isles  – we have 13,000 active members belonging to 670 local clubs. Every Lions Club supports a range of projects in its local community including health and youth initiatives – where you can get involved with, 'Magic Moments'.

  Service Challenge 'Magic Moments' Spectacle Collections - Here

Congratulations to the Clubs that have reported their used spectacle collections on MyLCI

Totals now in excess of 120,000 used pairs of spectacles collected including the Spectacle Collection Challenge April 2018


and this is where some of the used spectacles are put to good use, 'Sharing the Vision' in the Philippines with Laoac United Lions Club holding a distribution session under the watchful eye of Lion Benjamin Manluctao.  


'Magic Moments' by our 2017-2018 District Centennial Co-ordinator Lion Julia

Hello everyone - This was an exciting centennial time for LIONS and a once in a life time opportunity to create some 'Magic Moments' service activities and do what we do best, putting smiles on faces and supporting those less fortunate than ourselves through our motto 'We Serve'.

Well we achieved it, with your support well over the target of 100 million services in the centennial year, we can celebrate our achievements together. Thankyou to you all.

Lion Julia O'Neill, Centennial Co-ordinator


Every day, Lions are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising activities – with every penny raised going direct to good causes.* 
Every year, in Europe alone, Lions Clubs’ members volunteer around 6 million hours of service and raise £88 million to support the needs of local communities.

* Note: All Lions Clubs administrative costs are covered by the annual subscription paid by individual members.

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