The first Lions club was chartered in 1917 because of one man's desire to be a member of an organization that worked for the betterment of his community. Now, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization. The Commonwealth of Virginia proudly joined its ranks in 1921. Currently there are six Districts representing 321 Lions Clubs and close to 10,000 Virginia members. With the simple motto of " We Serve ", the Lions of Virginia work tirelessly to better the Commonwealth. Helping the blind and visually impaired was the first project of Virginia Lions Clubs and continues to perhaps be the largest service project. In addition to sight programs, which includes collection and distribution of used eyeglasses, Lions also work to serve the hearing impaired, promote diabetes awareness, sponsor youth programs and much more.
For more than eighty years, Lions Clubs around the world have been recognized for their service to the visually impaired and hearing impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks have been established by and are currently supported by Lions Clubs, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research centers.
Becoming a Member
Lions are constantly seeking civic minded citizens who are willing to donate some time and effort toward making our communities better places in which to live. If you are interested in visiting a Lions Club, please contact The District Governor in your area to receive an invitation to a Lions Club. You can join us and learn more about what Lions really do to help their fellow man. Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation only; however, the only requirements are to be of legal age and good character. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but they have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills which can be used in their work or in their personal lives.
Quote: "The peaceful faces of children blossom throughout the world."
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
February 15 - 16, 2013 .... 24-C Winter Conference March 8 - 9 .... DG-E Training MAY 30 - JUNE 2, 2013 .... STATE CONVENTION, HOLIDAY INN, BRISTOL
LIONS MEMBER SECTION
Lions Multiple 24 District Forms -
|State Acheivement Award||Bland Contest|
|Treasurer Award||Lions Tax Exempt Letter|
|Secretary Award||Lions License Plates|
|Web Page Contest Rules||Reimbursement of Expenses|
|Red Jacket Order Form|
Other Lions Links
Projects Lions Support
FUTURE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS
July 5 - 9. 2013 - Hamburg, Germany
Lions of Virginia State Office - 5004 Colonial Ave., S.W., Roanoke, VA 24018-3916 Phone 540-774-2495 Fax 540-989-5225 LionVa@verizon.net
State Secretary/Treasurer - Lion Tammie Brightwell
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