Lions Clubs International
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
History of Lions Clubs International
In 1917, Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.
After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.
Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we've earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. The association has grown to include nearly 1.45 million men and women in more than 45,000 clubs located in 206 countries and geographical areas.
We're a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long and proud history.
About District 19G
Clubs in District 19G are in western Washington State from Clearwater-Kalaloch, then south along the coast, then east, covering southwest Washington as far east as Lyle, Washington.
The District includes 5 Zones, 41 Lions Clubs, 2 Lioness Clubs and approximately 1,350 members.
Interested in becoming a Lion? Talk to a Lion in your community or visit Lions Club International to learn more about the vital humanitarian work performed by Lions around the globe. Join us in making our communities better places to live!