About Lions Clubs International Facts - Membership

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization
with 1.4 million members in more than 43,000 clubs in approximately 185
countries and geographical areas.

Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes.
Founded in 1917, the association's motto is "We Serve."
Thank you for your interest in Lions Clubs International (LCI). "We Serve" in communities like yours. Following are answers to some frequently asked questions on membership to get you started. Please contact LCI or your local club for more information.

How can I become a Lions club member?
Membership is through invitation by a local Lions club. To learn more or to be considered for membership, use the club locator to contact your local Lions club. You may want to search on the city of your home and/or business as there may be more than one club in a community and one better suited to your needs. Use LionNet to see if a local club has its own Web site to learn more. If there is not a club near you, read further on how to start a Lions club.

For additional assistance, e-mail Membership or call 630-571-5466, ext. 356.

How can I join a Leo club?
Membership in a Leo club is open to young men and women of good character who meet local age requirements and are deemed eligible by the Leo club committee of the sponsoring Lions club. Use the Leo Directory to locate the club nearest to you to inquire about membership. If there is not a Leo club near you, use the club locator to contact your local Lions club and inquire about starting a Leo club.

What is a Lions club?
A Lions club is a group that comes together and shares a common interest in community service, supporting the Lions motto "We Serve." There is more than one type of Lions club; and one or more may exist in your community. For example, one Lions club may meet at noon and another in the evening; or there may be a college campus club. Learn more about the different types of Lions clubs: Traditional, New Century, Campus, Club Branch and Leo.

Also, read "Look At Lions Now" and "I Am A Lion."

What are the benefits of membership?
There are nearly 1.4 million men and women members of Lions clubs in 192 countries. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization.

As a Lions club member you will experience:

How can I start a Lions club?
Is there a need in your community that is not being met? Consider forming a Lions club to bring together community service-minded individuals in an area where there is no Lions club or where an additional club would further Lions service.

Think beyond municipalities when assessing a community for a new club and consider business parks, corporations, college campuses, medical complexes and shopping areas.

In areas where it is difficult to meet the 20-member minimum to charter a new club, consider starting a club branch. A club branch allows individuals to broaden the reach of a parent club while meeting at its own time and location, serving its own community.

Interested in learning more on how to start a Lions club? E-mail New Clubs & Marketing or call 630-571-5466, ext. 306.

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