Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.
Why should I become a Lion?
As a Lions club member, you can:
- make a difference everyday in your community
- provide support locally or reach out internationally
- grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events
- have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues
- develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders
- have access to membership discounts and services
Interested in becoming a member?
Membership in a Lions club is by invitation from a local club. If you are interested in membership, use the club locator to contact a local Lions club. Tell the local club you are considering membership and want to attend a meeting to learn more. Then, ask a member for a membership application.
Not sure you fit into a Lions club? Find out more about what Lions do. Read the publications, I am a Lion (ME37) and Lions Make a Difference (ME40). Are you a college student, a graduating Leo, a family member? Find out how you can serve as a Lion.
For additional questions, call 630-571-5466.
How can I start a Lions club?
Is there a need in your community that is not being met? Consider forming a Lions club to bring together community service-minded individuals in an area where there is no Lions club or where an additional club would further Lions service.
Think beyond municipalities when assessing a community for a new club and consider business parks, corporations, college campuses, medical complexes and shopping areas. In areas where it is difficult to meet the 20-member minimum to charter a new club, consider starting a club branch. A club branch allows individuals to broaden the reach of a parent club while meeting at its own time and location, serving its own community.