Rising to the Challenge

Lions Club International President Dr. Patti Hill

As we prepare for a great 2024, Lions remain committed to MISSION 1.5 — our drive to reach 1.5 million members and increase our capacity to serve those who need us. The need to grow is urgent, and I'm genuinely inspired by the way you are rising to meet this challenge.

More members will allow us to do more service over the coming years, and the momentum we create will have a powerful ripple effect into the future. As we grow, our stories of service will increase, our collective voice will get louder, and we will inspire even more people to serve with us.

The mission is bold, but so are Lions. Now is the time to be brave. Don’t be afraid to invite people to join your club. Some will say “yes” and some will say “not now,” but don’t be discouraged. “No” doesn’t necessarily mean “never.” I didn’t become a Lion the first time I was asked because the timing wasn’t right, but when I did, it changed my life. You have the power to change someone’s life, too. All you have to do is ask.

Growing our membership and increasing our service in pursuit of our MISSION 1.5 goal — this is how we are Changing the World, together.


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Dr. Patti Hill

International President, Lions Clubs International


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