Dear Lions, Lioness and Leos:

            The Power of We has made us strong for 100 years. Each of us has a family, work that takes our time, and obligations that we have committed ourselves. The message of one hundred years ago was not “I” Serve, but “WE.” The creation of the Lions was made from a vision of a man (Melvin Jones) that saw a need for Service and knew he was not capable of correcting all of the world’s needs on his own. He realized if many did a little the world would become a better place. He knew then as we know now that many hands working together make projects less stressful and more can be accomplished.

            The Power of Service gives support to an individual that has hit on hard times. It provides hope to a community that has undergone a disaster. But for each Lion is the gratification one gets from making a difference.

            The Power of Action comes from Lions working side by side. Lions committed to making that difference in someone else’s life.

            I was elected District Governor, but the Power of District 14 F comes from each and every one of our Lions, Lioness and Leos in doing a small Service.   Putting all our Services together makes a large difference in our small part of the world. I am looking forward in serving with you.

Your Friend in Service.

Janet Mitchell, District Governor


Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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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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