50th Anniversary of Earth Day

April 22, 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Established in 1970, the first Earth Day mobilized 20 million Americans and is credited with launching the modern environmental movement. It is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event and has led to many landmark environmental laws. In 2016, the United Nations chose Earth […]

PID Alexander Steps into 1st VP Role

The International Board of Directors appointed Past International Director Douglas X. Alexander to the office of International First Vice President to fulfill the responsibilities of the office due to the passing of Vice President Judge Haynes H. Townsend in December. Vice President Alexander served as international director from 2010 to 2012, and he is a […]

All Eyes On the North American Membership Initiative

In 1917, Melvin Jones laid the groundwork for what would become an international beacon of kindness and service. In a relatively short time after Lions Clubs International’s founding, the organization grew beyond borders and cultural barriers, gaining members across the world. The organization today has more than 1.4 million members worldwide.

Knights of Prevention & Education

Wakeup call After receiving bad news about eight years ago, Lion Scott Michels was struck by a moment of clarity that changed his life. Michels, who’d been counseling troubled youth in his community of Wilmington, Delaware, had just learned that one of those young people had been arrested again. “I was sitting in my basement, […]

Club News – July/August 2020

In recognition of Earth Day 2020, the Bayse-Bryce Mountain Lions in Virginia collected 95 large bags of trash from more than 10 miles of local roads. This is an annual initiative for the club. Leonardtown Lions Club members in Maryland arranged a fundraiser to benefit Lions Camp Merrick, a summer camp providing vital services for […]

Anniversaries – June 2020

June 2020 100 Years: Cheyenne, Wyo.; Sioux City, Iowa; Fort Madison, Iowa; Laramie, Wyo.; Owensboro, Ky.; Sterling, Colo.; Newark, Ohio 95 Years: New Philadelphia, Ohio; Redlands District, Fla; Anson, Texas; Clarksville, Ark.; Tuckahoe Eastchester, N.Y.; Coquille, Ore. 90 Years: Weiser, Idaho; Potosi, Mo.; Bridgeport, W.V.; Forest City, Iowa; Saltsburg, Pa.; Rainelle, W.V.; Wakefield, Mass.; Newport, […]

Anniversaries – July 2020

July 2020 100 Years: Rocky Ford, Colo.; Hamilton Central, Ontario, CAN; Dayton, Ohio 95 Years: Pendleton, Ind.; Fortville, Ind. 90 Years: Idaho Falls, Iowa; Oneonta, N.Y.; Palisade, Colo.; Moab, Utah; Gadsden, Ala. 85 Years: Luray, Va.; Great Neck, N.Y.; Belton, S.C.; Manistique, Mich. 80 Years: Clinton, Tenn.; Clay, W.V.; Seminole, Texas; Red Bank, Tenn.; Westville, […]

Anniversaries – August 2020

August 2020 100 Years: Oak Park-River Forest, Ill.; Toledo Host, Ohio; Stockton Host, Calif.; Hannibal, Mo. 90 Years: Hermann, Mo.; Germantown, N.Y.; Mount Hope, W.V.; Guntersville, Ala.; Dumas Noon, Texas; Wood River, Ill. 85 Years: Lake Chelan, Wash.; York, Ontario, CAN; Greensburg East Hempfield, Pa.; Tupper Lake, N.Y.; Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.; Jackson County, Colo. […]

We’ve Got You Covered

Clara Miller, 3, gives a thumbs up as a thank you for her mask, donated by the Fifty Quilters Group and Grimsby Lions in Ontario. Grimsby Lions are part of a large group of talented Lions all over the world who have been making and donating masks to those who need them. Thanks for keeping folks covered, Lions!

Better Together

When the world’s largest service organization comes together with one of the United States’ largest health benefits companies, good things are bound to happen.

Welcome to the New Digital LION

Over the past year the LION magazine publishing model has undergone some changes. We have transitioned from publishing six print issues and five digital-only issues to a rolling publishing model that enables us to publish stories regularly. We will still send you two print issues per year, so you can get your fill of all […]

We Stand Together

Lions Clubs International joined Kiwanis International, Optimist International, and Rotary International to issue a joint statement to deliver hope and comfort during the 2020 global health crisis.

When Seeing Clearly is a Luxury, Lions Create Change

In underserved areas of Utah, USA, eye care can be inaccessible and unaffordable. Lions, who care deeply about the welfare of their community, recognize the large number of children going without eye care and are working to provide the care they need.

No More Naked Babies

When the members of the Lions Club of Tokai, in Cape Town, South Africa, learned that new mothers in poor areas were often discharged from the hospital with their newborns wrapped in just a paper towel, they knew they had to act.

Essential Lions

Lions have always known that serving is essential work. But as the global health crisis took hold this spring, many Lions found themselves as newly defined “essential workers.” It’s a surprise to no one that Lions work just as hard to help others on the job as they do on their time off.   Louise […]

Beds for Little Heads

The Tinley Park Lions in Illinois took a vote on how to celebrate their club’s 70th anniversary. Would it be a dinner or a dance? They chose neither. They wanted to do what their small but mighty club does best. They wanted to serve. “Instead of getting dressed up, we had sawdust in our faces,” […]

Grief Kits Help Community Hit with Violence

Over the course of 12 hours on April 18 and 19, 2020, a gunman went on a rampage in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, killing 22 people. The quiet, rural community was devastated by the incident, and Nova Scotia Lions clubs quickly stepped up. The Parrsboro Lions Club, which is the club closest to […]

Don’t Stop Believin’

The Edison Metro Lions in New Jersey first thought they could help others through COVID-19 by making non-medical facemasks for their community. But that didn’t materialize, says PDG Eddie Hui, founder and director of the Edison Metro Lions Club and music group. Sewing is not their expertise. Music is. The club’s motto is “We Serve […]

Lions Mobilize to Shield Healthcare Workers

When the country went into lockdown due to COVID-19, DG Waldoylson da Silva Miranda’s manufacturing facility, which he owns with his wife, Tatianna Afio, came to a grinding halt. As Miranda hunkered down with the rest of the country to wait out the virus, he watched a steady stream of news coverage reporting a lack […]