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
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'.
Moments' Spectacle Collections -
to the Clubs that have reported their used spectacle collections on MyLCI
now in excess of 120,000
pairs of spectacles collected including the Spectacle Collection
Challenge April 2018
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.
Moments' by our 2017-2018 District Centennial Co-ordinator Lion Julia
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'.
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,
Every day, Lions
are having fun by organising remarkable and memorable fundraising
activities – with every penny raised going direct to good
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.
All Lions Clubs administrative
costs are covered by the annual subscription paid by individual