Lion Judy Watley

The first lady to join Lions Club

Lions Clubs International (LCI) was founded in 1917 as an all-men service club. In 1925 Helen Keller and her teacher, Anne Sullivan, became the first two "honorary" lady members. However, LCI remained an all-men club. In 1975 the Lioness Club was established as a subsidiary of the Lions Club. In 1987 the Lioness Club was officially disbanded and women were welcomed to join the Lions Club. Lion Judy Watley was the first woman to immediately join the Gulf Shores Lions Club and most probably is one of the first ladies to become a Lion in the world. She has been an active member since her induction and an asset to the Lions organization. Thank you Lion Judy for more than 30 years of dedicated service.



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