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Mission and History

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 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. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was

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Our Leadership

Maintaining Our Mission – and Global Impact Lions Clubs International develops leaders. Our leaders serve at every level of our organization and oversee everything from local membership to the organization's international direction. Our members have the opportunity to get involved in leading small projects and large initiatives.

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Our Locations

Lions Span the Globe With 45,000 clubs in every corner of the globe, no matter where you go, you will probably find a Lions club nearby. There are Lions clubs in the following countries and geographic areas: Countries: A-C D-H I-M N-R S-Z A-C ÅLAND ISLANDS ALBANIA ALGERIA

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Fast Facts

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have more than 1.3 million members in more than 45,000 clubs worldwide. Lions are everywhere. We're active men and women in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for

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About Lions

Ready to Help, Worldwide Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Our 45,000 clubs and more than 1.3 million members make us

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