The first Meeting of the Brown County Lions Club,May 27, 2010
The Brown County Lions Club recieved our charter on June 27,2010. We are about to celebrate our 1st birthday and are very proud to say we have a good group of people that take our motto "We Serve" very serious. We work very hard to serve those in our community that are less fortunate than us.
In our first year we have accomplished many things that we have been able to do to help our fellow man and community. Please feel free to browse our site and see some of the things we've accomplished in the past year! We plan for our next year to be even bigger and better and reaching more people!
Below are some facts about the world wide service orginazation we are so proud to be a part of. If anyone is interested in joining the worlds largest service orginazation, please come to one of our meetings.The time and place is posted in the left hand column or call 325-646-0664 for more information. Thank you for stopping by and see ya soon!
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
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.