Lions are men and women who give
their time for humanitarian purposes in their local and larger
communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions
help those in need.
The Lions Motto is
"We Serve." Lions was founded in 1917 in the city of Chicago.
Since that time Lions Clubs International has become the world's largest
service organization with over 1.3 million members worldwide.
Helen Keller gave
a talk at the 1925 Lions International Convention where she
challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against
darkness." As a result, Lions have made service to the blind and the
visually impaired their most significant activity, an activity that has
led to the establishment of "Sight First"-- a global blindness
prevention and eradication program.
Lions also participate in service
activities emphasizing research into the causes and treatment of sight
and hearing loss, diabetics education, drug awareness, and education
programs. Lions work with the physically and mentally impaired, support
environmental issues, community welfare, international understanding,
and youth programs.
Mission Statement for Lions International.
Purpose and Ethics
Are the Falls Church - Annandale Lions?
We are a diverse group of men and
women who have been serving the Falls Church and Annandale communities
for generations. Chartered in 1940 (Falls Church) and 1948 (Annandale),
we have seen many changes, but our community still has many needs
requiring Lions to typify our motto, "We Serve."
Information on the Lions Organization or becoming a member
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