LIONS INTERNATIONAL MISSION STATEMENT To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs. For more information, please visit the Lions Clubs International website. MEMBERSHIP Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 202 countries and geographical areas. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917, the volunteer organization's motto is "We Serve." SERVICE TO OTHERS Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters. Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities.