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Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organisation with 1.3 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 205 countries.

Lions are men and women who volunteer their time for humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, our motto is "We Serve".

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service

Lions Clubs’ International History


Lions Clubs International Headquarters

300 W. 22nd Street

 Oak Brook, IL 60523-8842 USA

Phone: 630-571-5466

The Lions Clubs International Headquarters building, located in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA, is home to approximately 330 employees. International Headquarters is an important resource for all Lions. While your communications with some divisions and departments may be more frequent than with others, each of the divisions and departments at International Headquarters is ready to offer you assistance and advice, whenever needed.

The office is open to Lions and the general public from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Central Standard Time, Monday through Friday.