1 TALENTED. DEDICATED. CONFIDENT. You will know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated. Visit the Lions Clubs International Web site at www.lionsclubs.org to learn more becoming a Lion and to find a club near you. Membership Programs and New Clubs Marketing Department Lions Clubs International 300 W 22ND ST Oak Brook IL 60523-8842 USA www.lionsclubs.org E-mail: [email protected] Phone: 630.571.5466, ext. 6727 ME-37 5/17 I AM A LION
2 WHO ARE LIONS? I’m ready to help. DO YOU HAVE Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in improving Lions help where help is needed – in their QUESTIONS? their communities. To be a Lion is to be an own communities and around the world – active volunteer, a member of a respected with unmatched integrity and dedication. international organization, a leader in the WE HAVE ANSWERS! community and a friend to people in need. I’m adventurous. When it comes to meeting challenges, The 1.4 million members that serve in over the Lions response is simple: We serve. So, Lions clubs are for women too? 45,000 clubs from over 200 countries make Yes! Women have been serving in Lions clubs Lions Clubs International the world’s largest I’m a leader. service club organization. for years. In fact, women are the single fastest growing membership segment of Lions Clubs Lions Clubs International develops leaders. Lion leaders serve at every International. WHAT DO LIONS CLUBS DO? level of the organization and oversee everything from local membership to the Lions move to make a difference locally and What is the time commitment? organization’s international direction. globally. Lions are best known for their efforts Clubs hold regular meetings to plan projects to eradicate preventable blindness, but also and conduct business, usually about twice I’m making a difference. participate in many other kinds of projects, per month, in addition to service project including assisting those in need, sponsoring Lions see despair turned to hope when events. Each Lion contributes what they can. international exchanges for young people, they impact the lives of the less fortunate, providing supplies to victims of natural the hungry and sick, the homeless and disasters and bringing clean drinking water What does it cost? abandoned. to remote villages. There is a one-time entrance fee of US$35 in addition to modest yearly dues. Your local Whenever a Lions club gets together, club can provide you with more information. problems get smaller and communities Volunteering get better. makes you feel Are there opportunities for my family? Yes. You can join a Lions club with your appreciated and WHY JOIN A LIONS CLUB? spouse and other adult family members needed. It provides As a Lion, you will have the opportunity living in your household and receive a dues to help others, meet new people and use discount. If you have younger children, many an opportunity to your talents to make a real impact. You clubs welcome children at special club events will acquire new skills, meet challenges give back what has and activities, teaching them the joys of head-on, cultivate lasting friendships, volunteering and guiding them to a lifelong been given to you. grow personally and have fun at the same time. dedication to helping those in need. Some clubs even have a Cub Program for kids under age 12 and/or sponsor a Leo club.