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The International Association of Lions Clubs. June 7, 1917. Founder: Melvin Jones. Chicago, Illinois. 1925 Keller Challenged the Lions to be “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade Against Darkness.”. Helen Keller’s Impact. 1990-2005
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The International Association of Lions Clubs June 7, 1917 Founder: Melvin Jones Chicago, Illinois Presentation created by: PDG Cecelia Izuo
1925 Keller Challenged the Lions to be “Knights of the Blind in the Crusade Against Darkness.” Helen Keller’s Impact 1990-2005 SightFirst Program Prevented Blindness and Restored Vision to over 24 million people. 2005-Present SightFirst Phase II Continues and Expands the Fight to Combat Preventable Blindness
Lions Clubs International and the United Nations 1945 Lions form non-governmental organizational section Today Continues consultative status Awards Peace Poster Winner on Lions Day at U.N.
Men and Women in Service 1987 Women are Welcomed Today 1.3 million women and men serve in more than 45,000 clubs in 202 Countries and Geographical areas
The International Association of Lions Clubs To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation. Mission Statement
Lions Clubs International Objects Create Promote Active Interest Unite Provide Encourage
Seek success Lions Code of Ethics Show my faith Building up Resolve doubt Hold friendship Obligations Aid others Liberal with praise
Lions Clubs International Motto: We Serve Slogan: Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety Purple Colors: Gold
Official Emblem Lions Clubs International The Lions face both past and future – showing both pride of heritage and confidence in the future.
International Headquarters Staff: 290 full time employees Location: 300 W 22nd Street Oak Brook, Illinois