Bradford Central Lions Club CIO

About us

Lions Clubs International

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world, with over 1.4 million members who perform community service in 200 countries and geographical areas all are different in many ways but share a core belief : community is what we make it.

When you become a Lion, you join a global service network, at the same time you are doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.

Lions Clubs - ready to help Worldwide.

Lions Clubs International Mission and History

In 1917 Melvin Jones a 38 year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they they should reach out beyond business issues and address the the betterment of their communities and the world, Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.

After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organisation meeting was held on June 7th 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, The "Association of Lions Clubs,"  and an international convention was held in Dallas, Texas , USA in October of that year.  A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.

Within three years, Lions became an international organisation. Since then, we've earned high mark for both integrity and transparency. We're a well-run organisation with a steady vision ,a clear mission , and along - and proud - history.

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