Tell the World Your Story

Lions Clubs International President Alexander

Dear Lions,

Once upon a time…remember those magic words? They have the power to instantly transport you to another place and time. That’s what stories do. They stop time and enable you to imagine other worlds.

When I was young, I loved to read stories about baseball players and listen to my grandmother tell stories about our family. Today, I love the stories I hear about you. Lion stories are the greatest stories on Earth. They are stories about kindness and effort and grace. They are stories about bringing people together and giving of ourselves because we know in our hearts that it’s the right thing to do and the right way to live.

In a world where tragedies feel all too frequent, it’s more important than ever to share your stories of service. Share them on social media, share them at city council meetings, and share them with fellow Lions at club and district meetings. Call up the local newspapers and tell them about the great projects you’re doing. People want—and need—to hear about the good being done in the world. And we have the honor of doing a lot of good for a lot of people.

In honor of World Storytelling Day on March 20, I am planning to sit down with a cup of tea and my favorite stories—stories about Lions—for a few hours of heartwarming tales. I know I will come away inspired. Inspired by you, Lions.

Yours in service,



Douglas X. Alexander

International President, Lions Clubs International


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