My first introduction to the Lions organization was through the Exeter Lions Club annual mailing. It offered an open invitation to become a member. I attended a meeting to see how the Lions organization operates and serves.  Was this a good volunteer service organization for me?  The main successful initiative was in vision health (supporting the blind and vision impaired). I closed my eyes and realized how different a world it was without sight or with sight impairment. But I also discovered that the Lions are hands-on individuals with more volunteers (1.4 million strong) in more places than any other service organization in the world. The Lions services are as diverse as its members who participate in many projects that meet the needs of those in our communities here as well as around the world, and Lions are having fun doing it.

          Lions Clubs International (LCIF) offers a volunteer opportunity that fits any lifestyle,  whether you are looking to lend a helping hand, pursue a leadership role or attend club meetings, Lions has an option for you. Family membership is important to Lions and offers an opportunity for family interaction.

          Being a Lion allows you to help change lives, even if you do not have a lot of spare time. Most clubs meet twice a month, but some are flexible.  You can commit as much time as you wish and as your schedule allows. Lions give 100% of donations (minus the cost of supplies) back to the community. Club membership operates through a dues structure which is very reasonable.

Why You Should Get Involved?

          As a Lion, you can use your time to make an impact locally and around the world. Through experiences as a Lion, you will help people in need, develop new talents, receive some education (diverse programs at some of our meetings) and network with fellow members.

     I can truly say that I’m proud to be a Lion!


Why We Need You!

          We need the help of committed people like you. By becoming a Lion, you can help us:

  • Provide more hands for service
  • Gain fresh ideas for service activities
  • Spread enthusiasm for helping others
  • Raise community awareness of the services of Lions


          If you have an interest in discovering Lionism and receiving an invitation to an Exeter Lions meeting, please contact me (see below):



Membership Chairpersons: Lion Bradford Kissam at or Lion Cheryl Kleinsmith at

 For more information about Lionism and the Exeter Township Lions, see the enclosed information or visit Lions Club International at,  Exeter Township Lions Club at, 


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.

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