Closer to Home...

On July 12, 1923, Melvin Jones, the founder of Lions International, stepped off the Northwestern train in Glen Ellyn to organize a Lions club - making the Glen Ellyn Lions Club the oldest service organization in DuPage County. 

The names of the charter members were a roll call of the names you see engraved on local buildings: McChesney, Buckholtz, Biester, to name a few.

And while the Wheaton Lions organized in September and Lombard in October of the same year -  Glen Ellyn was the first!  It took Rotary 30 more years to come to town, and 40 more years for Kiwanis.

When Stacy's Tavern was just a private home, and the Hesterman collection of old photos were being taken with a Brownie camera, the Lions were here working for those needing special help.  We are here now and continue to provide services to those in need.

More than 90+ years of dedication to the commitment of Lions everywhere... WE SERVE.

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Glen Ellyn Lions are Men and Women just like YOU!

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