Babbacombe & St. Marychurch Lions Club
Welcome to the web pages for our Club. We are based in South Devon, England, an area also called "The English Riviera"
Babbacombe & St. Marychurch is part of Torquay, an historical & picturesque town in South Devon. Torquay is known for it's association with the author Agatha Christie, and it's modern history includes hosting the Watersports Events for the Olympic Games in 1948 and the formation of the European Brodcasting Union in the town in 1950.
Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members worldwide (as of April 2015), was founded in the United States on June 7, 1917, by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, "What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Jones' personal code, "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.
The Lions motto is "We Serve." Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and many other programs. The discussion of politics and religion is forbidden. The LIONS acronym also stands for Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations' Safety.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.