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Melvin Jones - Founder of Lions Clubs International

Our Founder, Melvin Jones

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

Our Vision is to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

We Are Ready to Help, Worldwide

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller, and communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed - in our own communities and around the world - with unmatched integrity and energy.

Our 45,000 clubs and 1.3 million members make us the world's largest service club organization.  We're also one of the most effective. We get the job done.

Lions Clubs Members

Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in improving their communities. We are young people, families and Baby Boomers alike. To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in your community and a friend to people in need. Learn more about what we do.

There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you'll:

You'll grow personally and professionally. And you'll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated.

Becoming a Member

Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation. Fill out the prospective member form, and we will forward your contact information to a Lions Club in your area.

Start a New Lions Club Near You

If you can't find a club near you, start a new club with a group of friends or colleagues. If you would like to receive a new club formation kit, please contact our new clubs team. Be sure to include your name, mailing address, phone number and the type of club you're interested in.