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Celebrating 100 Years of Lions Clubs International

Nearly 100 years ago, Chicago business-man Melvin Jones asked the question – what if ordinary people applied their talents to improving their communities?

Lions Clubs around Australia are joining in to celebrate the organisation’s international centenary, following its formation in June 1917.

How Lions Australia is celebrating the Centennial

Tacking Point and Port Macquarie Lions mark Centennial with children’s therapy playground and upgrade to Gaol Point Park

Lions Clubs in Port Macquarie NSW are marking the organisation’s 100th anniversary with two special…

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Lions Club of Camperdown’s (VIC) four-year Centennial Legacy Project to be completed this year

The Lions Club of Camperdown in regional Victoria is erecting 28 historical signs throughout the…

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Goolwa Lions commemorate Centennial by purchasing sailing boats for local training program

The Goolwa Lions Club in South Australia has celebrated the Lions Centennial by donating two…

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Promoting the Centennial

Is your club celebrating the Centennial?

The Lions Australia National Office would love to hear what your club has planned to mark the Centennial.

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We encourage clubs to engage with local media to promote the Centennial and any projects you may be involved in.

If you would like any help or support engaging with local media, please don’t hesitate to contact the Lions Australia National Office.

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The Facts

There are 1200+ Lions clubs in Australia

46, 000 clubs worldwide

Over 1.4 million members worldwide

Lions began in Australia in 1947

First Australian Lions Club was in Lismore NSW

Lions went international in 1920