Service Is Still Joy

Dr. Jung Yui Choi

Greetings Lions,

In my role as your International President I have been very busy trying to be the best representation of you that I can possibly be. In the day-to-day I am often absorbed with the details of my schedule – who I’m talking to, what we are discussing, how our efforts can strengthen Lions.

It is work.

And every day, as I read your stories and speak to you (through virtual meetings these days), I am reminded of the amount of sustained effort that goes into being a successful club. Coordinating email addresses to ensure everyone gets invited to the monthly meeting over Zoom, spending hours researching ways to sew masks from donated fabric, networking with local authorities to ensure your help gets to where it’s needed most – this is work.

And yet, it is also joy.

I see it in the passion and remarkable energy you bring to everything you do. Whether it’s service with masks on or service at a distance, Lions are continuing to put in the work that drives our mission and makes Lions Clubs International the greatest service organization in the world.

So, I want to take a moment to thank you, Lions, for your continuing hard work in the face of extreme global hardships.

And I want to thank you for bringing a little more joy to the world


Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

International President, Lions Clubs International