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
to Sight Officer Lion Harry Smith and reported
their Activities on MyLCI
now in excess of 70,000 used
pairs of spectacles collected including the Members Convention
collection on 4 March 2017
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 District Centennial Co-ordinator Lion Julia
everyone - This is an exciting 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'.
Lots of ideas will follow for
you to think about and I am sure you will have ideas of your own - I
would be most interested to hear of successful 'Magic Moments'
service activities, so
these can be shared with others.
to help you along the way, the MD Centennial Team have put together
some Service Activities and Celebrations - see some of the ideas you
may wish to be involved with in this Power Point Presentation - Here
forget to get your Club Secretary to record your clubs 'Magic
Moments' service activities on
the MyLCI to achieve the target of 100 million services by June
am sure many Clubs are involved - tell us about it
and we can celebrate our achievements together.
Our District Centennial
Masked Ball was held at the Aztec Hotel, Bristol on Saturday 20
May 2017 with dancing to the Kirris Riviere Blues Band and
entertainment by magician Paul Preager.
Lion Julia O'Neill,
Centennial Co-ordinator, Email
more information about the Lions Centennial 100 million service
target - Here
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