If you're interested in the Lions please feel free to contact a club close to you! Contact information, meeting times and locations are all available. Check them out, ask questions, attend meetings, and get involved in the positive humanitarian work the Lions do in your comunity!
For Western Idaho use the District 39W Directory, and to find information about clubs in Eastern Idaho use the District 39E Directory.
for Foundation emails to get the latest updates on events, what we're doing with the Lions of Multiple District 39, and how we're impacting our communities!
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
WHO ARE THE LIONS?
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. We share a core belief - community is what we make it. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness – its part of our history as well as our work today. But we also perform volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
TO ORGANIZE, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions Clubs.
TO COORDINATE the activities and standardize the administration of Lions Clubs.
TO CREATE and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
TO PROMOTE the principles of good government and good citizenship.
TO TAKE an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
TO UNITE the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
TO PROVIDE a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
TO ENCOURAGE service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
OUR LOCAL IMPACT
In twelve months, Idaho - Eastern Oregon Lions provided over 20,000 FREE vision, hearing and health screenings. We restored sight to over 300 corneal transplant recipients. We funded over 500 eye surgeries, hearing aids and eye glasses for individuals in need. We recycled over 60,000 pairs of used eyeglasses. Lions helped shine a spotlight on the serious disease of Diabetes.
OUR GLOBAL IMPACT
The Lions are the world’s largest Service club organization, with 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members internationally. No matter where you are around the world, chances are there is a Lions club nearby. Check out the list of countries with Lions clubs HERE!
Published in 21 languages, LION Magazine is the official publication of Lions Clubs International. Check out all available issues HERE!
Lions Clubs International
For more information about Lions International go to their website or check out our informational resources
Lions International Operations Guide
Lions International Headquarters Tour
Lions International Fact Sheet
Lions International History
Contact Lions Clubs Staff
Lions Clubs International Headquarters
300 W. 22nd St., Oakbrook, IL 60523
The Lions Clubs International Headquarters building, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, is home to the Lions. There, 208 employees work in 43 different departments, organized under 11 divisions, to serve the programming and administrative needs of the associations worldwide membership. The office is open to Lions and the general public from 8 am to 4:30 pm, Central Time, Monday through Friday.
Club Supplies and Distribution
This division is responsible for the sale and distribution of branded merchandise suitable for use by districts, clubs and individual Lions. We invite you to visit the Lions Clubs International online store to browse and shop for vests, name tags & name badges, lapel pins and certificates as well as a wide variety of Lions apparel, accessories, and more! Looking for New Member Kits or Peace Poster Kits? We have those too!
This division is responsible for coordinating and arranging of meetings for the association including the annual international convention, DGE seminar and international board of directors meetings.
District and Club Administration Division
This division assists districts and clubs with administrative matters, including the distribution of manuals for district and club officers. This division is also responsible for the association's 11-language translation operations.
Extension and Membership Division
This division is responsible for administering all membership growth and extension programs, with the organization of new clubs, new countries and geographical areas. Membership growth programs are designed and implemented, membership support materials are prepared and distributed and marketing membership data is reviewed, surveyed and quantified to promote and market the association's programs. Other division responsibilities include supervision of field offices in various parts of the world, management of several volunteer leadership programs and special projects designed to enhance membership development.
It is the responsibility of this division to maintain the integrity of the association's financial and accounting systems. Provides financial services including: collection and timely posting of club and district payments, auditing and payment of district governor expense claims, and supports bank accounts in 55 countries for the convenience of clubs.
Information Technology Division
The Information Technology Division plans, organizes and controls the overall activities of computer equipment throughout the entire organization. This includes hardware, software, systems analysis, programming, data entry, and the preparation of various financial, statistical, inventory and membership reports. The division handles all membership reports and is responsible for maintaining all club records on computer equipment. It also maintains club officer records.
Service Activities Division
The division is responsible for the following international programs:
Leo Club Program email@example.com
Lions International Youth Camp and Youth Exchange Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Leaders in Service Program
Health and Children's Services Department
Diabetes Awareness including the Strides Program
Hearing Aid Recycling Program
Lions Eye Banks
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers
Lions Services for Children Program
Sight Conservation and Work with the Blind Program
Program Development Department
Lions Crew at Work program
Environment program including the Lions Green Team and the Lions Environmental Photo Contest
International Relations programs including the Lions ALERT and the Lions Emergency/Non-Emergency Assistance programs
International Club Twinning program
Lions Day with the United Nations program
The Leadership division provides a variety of leadership development opportunities for current and future Lions leaders at the club, district, multiple district and international levels.
The Legal division is responsible for maintaining the association's worldwide trademark registrations, global insurance program and risk management and litigation. In addition, the Legal Division provides guidance and advice to Lions on the association's constitution and by-laws and board policy, including district elections, international director endorsement inquiries, dispute resolutions and constitutional complaints. In addition to implementing and managing corporate governance programs for the association, the Secretary prepares and distributes the official minutes of board meetings and executive summaries.
Lions Clubs International Foundation Division
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) is the grant-making arm of Lions Clubs International. LCIF supports the efforts of Lions around the world in serving their local communities and the world community through humanitarian service projects. The LCIF office administers the SightFirst program, processes donations and donor recognition, executes grants approved by the Board of Trustees, manages development efforts, and directs a public relations program providing support to Lions and information about LCIF to the public.
Public Relations and Communications Division
This division designs, produces and prints all association publications, including the Headquarters edition of the LION Magazine. Staff also provides official material for 32 other editions of the LION worldwide. Other responsibilities include the supervision and execution of public relations efforts designed to inform members and the general public of association activities. Audiovisual programs, speeches and biographical information for the international board of directors are also produced by division staff.