Leave No One Behind

One of my favorite aspects of being a Lion is the camaraderie I feel with my fellow Lions. I feel protective of them in some ways, and proud in every way.

I am especially proud of our women Lions, who have long been a force in our clubs. More than 30 percent of our members are women, and I want us all to make sure that number continues to grow. On March 8, the world will celebrate International Women’s Day. I can’t think of a better day to give thanks for the women in our lives and in our association.

This is also the perfect time to look around your community – and our global community – for ways your club may be able to better support women.

Statistics show that supporting women helps entire communities do better and giving them equal access to resources could help reduce world hunger by as much as 17 percent.

We live in an era of abundance. There is no reason anyone should be left behind. After all, we can’t truly be a global community of Lions without each and every one of us.


Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

International President, Lions Clubs International