Lions Club International is the largest serving organization in the world. It is an international network of 1.4 million who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with opportunities to give something back to their needy communities. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. The service of Lions reaches around the planet. Serving in over 200 countries and geographic areas, our 48,000 clubs and millions of members are helping others and making communities better.