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Lions History

Back in 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question:

The Lions Name

On June 17, 1917 at the invitation of Melvin Jones, delegates met in Chicago. The only point of contention was the selection of a name for the new organization.

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Problems Get Smaller

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.