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