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Lions meet the needs of Raglan community first, New Zealand and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

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. The Raglan Lions Club was Founded on the 23/08/1972.

Lions give sight. 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. Raglan Lions has a Major  community project which will  support local children and schools through the "Lions Community Youth Van" project to assist Young school and sports teams with a means of transport, we will be assisting with youth programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Raglan Lions are planning this year on forming a Leo's Club which will manage the "Community Youth Van" project, this will also provide access to the Leo Program which provides the youth of Raglan 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. Should your Group need assistance in a finianial grant, download the application form to see if your group complies.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters like in Christchurch 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.

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