Who are the Lions

 We are volunteer members of clubs grouped under 

an International organization, where they enjoy 

fellowship, and dedicate part of their free time to help 

those in need all over the world, while making their 

individual communities a better place to live in.

  History Of The Lions

1917: The Beginning: Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities

1920: Going International Just three years after our founding, Lions became international when

we established the first club in Canada

1925: Eradicating Blindness Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention

in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then, we have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually impaired.

1945: Uniting Nations The ideal of an international organization is exemplified by our enduring

relationship with the United Nations. We were one of the first nongovernmental organizations invited to assist in the drafting of the United Nations Charter and have supported the work of the UN ever since.

1957: Organizing Youth Programs In the late 1950s, we created the Leo Program to provide

the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering

1968: Establishing Our Foundation Lions Clubs International Foundation assists Lions with

global and large-scale local humanitarian projects

1990: Launching SightFirst Through SightFirst, Lions are restoring sight and preventing blindness

on a global scale. Launched in 1990, Lions have raised more than $346 million for this initiative. SightFirst targets the major causes of blindness: cataract, trachoma, river blindness, childhood blindness, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.�

History Of the Stow Munroe Falls Lions

Chartered in 1939

The oldest civic organization in Stow-Munroe Falls

Merged with Munroe Falls Lions in 2004