12 reasons to be a member of a Lions Club

  1. Unite with over 1,400,000 men and women in the world's largest service organization with 704 Lions Clubs in Illinois and more than 30,000 Illinois Lions.
  2. Become part of an organization which crosses religious and political boundaries in the common cause of serving mankind.
  3. Enjoy enlightening, entertaining and educational programs brought to you through regular attendance at club meetings.
  4. Receive the deep satisfaction that comes from helping others.
  5. Participate in the fellowship of Lionism at regular meetings.
  6. Be a part of the Family of Lionism with Lioness Clubs for ladies and Leo Clubs for teens.
  7. Gain a unique opportunity for personal growth through the organizational structure of Lions Clubs International.
  8. Enjoy Lionism through club, zone, district, state and international activities.
  9. Receive the Lions of Illinois Magazine and the Lions International Magazine to find out about clubs and activities throughout the state and around the world.
  10. Work with your club on services provided to the community through the Lions of Illinois Foundation.
  11. Participate in community work to aid the blind, the deaf, youth, the poor, the aged, and the sick. Participate in community improvement programs.
  12. Enjoy the international flavor of Lionism by attending international Conventions. Meet people from over 200 countries and geographical locations dedicated to the common cause of serving the human race.


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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