Welcome to Lions100 – a website devoted to all things related to our Lions Clubs International Centennial celebration. It will be your main source of up-to-date information throughout the 3½ year celebration. I’m Past International President Frank Moore, and I’m honored to serve as the Centennial celebration chairperson.
We officially launched our Centennial celebration July 8th, 2014 at our International Convention in Toronto with the announcement of our Centennial Service Challenge. The service challenge is an ambitious call to action for Lions around the world to serve 100 million people from now until June 30th, 2018.
Our centennial celebration will focus on three main points:
- Honoring Our Past
- Highlighting Our Present
- Planning For Our Future
We have a vibrant past, built around our founder Melvin Jones’ famous quote, « You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else. » It was upon that principle that our motto « We Serve » emerged. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Our organization has grown from humble beginnings and continued to grow and evolve to meet the needs of communities around the world. Today, we are the world’s largest service club organization, perhaps even surpassing the vision of our founder. With Melvin Jones’ vision in mind, our Centennial celebration slogan is « Where There’s a Need, There’s a Lion. » This is as true today as it was in 1917.
The Centennial celebration is designed to engage every Lions member, every Lions club, in every country and geographic area. This site will continue to expand as elements of our Centennial plan begin to unfold.
This is our time to ROAR! Get ready to celebrate!!
J. Frank Moore, III