Lions Club International

On a Mission to Serve

Lions serve.

It’s that simple, and it has been that way since the first Club began in 1917.

Lions Clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improve their communities.


Lions serve the world's population making a difference to the lives of people everywhere.

They are active in their local area, believing that those who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why.

LCI History

In response to social problems created by World War I and rapid industrialization, a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones invited business clubs from around the USA to a meeting where the Association of Lions Clubs is formed.

The association became international when the first club in Canada was formed in 1920. The first club in the UK was opened in London in 1949.

There are now more than 12,000 Lions in 900 clubs in this country.
Melvin Jones's personal code – "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over. It was under his dynamic leadership that Lions clubs earned the prestige necessary to attract civic-minded members.

Now, over 100 years later, Lions Club International provides service in over 200 countries and geographic areas, our 48,000 clubs and 1.4 million members are helping others and making communities better.

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Your Lions journey starts here

Community. Service. Bringing passionate, kind-hearted people together to serve local needs: that’s what Lions clubs are doing in more than 200 countries around the world.

Lions see a problem and take action to solve it.

They seek to understand one another and the people they serve. They build relationships that lead to opportunities. In short, when Lions serve, life improves.

If you’re ready to start your Lions journey and take the first step in becoming part of the largest service club organization, fill out the form below.

This information will be directed to Lion leaders in your area, who will then be in contact with you. We are excited for you to start your service journey!

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