Van Buren Lions Club


Lions International was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. It is the youngest of the major service organizations, yet it is also the largest. Jones envisioned an organization that would put service to mankind at the forefront of it’s activities and that is what Lions clubs around the world have done and are continuing to do. Lions clubs are located in more than 206 countries and geographic areas with more than 1.3 million members in over 45,000 clubs. Lions are best known for fighting blindness but are active in many other areas as well such as; assisting in natural disasters, feeding the hungry, caring for the environment, building schools and medical care centers and involvement in many youth programs.

Mission Statement of Lions Clubs International 

"To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs."

 Lions International Objects

To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.

To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.

To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community.

To unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship, and mutual understanding.

To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.

To encourage service minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward ,  to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

You can learn more about Lions by clicking on the link to the Lions International web site on our links page.

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