You Make The Difference

Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

Greetings, Lions.

We often talk about the power of Lions working together in service.

As an association of more than 48,000 clubs and 1.4 million members, Lions have the opportunity to make a big impact in the world. In Lion year 2019-2020, our clubs performed more than 820,000 service projects, helping 319 million people. And we did this by working together.

However, today I want to talk about the power of the individual. In trying times like the world faces today, it is easy to feel insignificant – to think the world’s problems are too large for one person to solve. Maybe you feel too busy to give ample time to a cause or maybe you have restrictions that make it difficult to serve in the way you would like.

The truth is that we need each and every one you. One person can make a difference. We are each unique and bring to the world something that no one else does. We are the world’s largest service organization, but we are made up of individuals – people who have stepped up and said, “I will do what I can.”

And that has made all the difference.

Thank you for bringing your unique goodness to the world and to Lions.


Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

Dr. Jung-Yul Choi

International President, Lions Clubs International


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