From the District Governor Rob Royal 2015/2016
Lions are members of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organisation in the world, with nearly 1.37 million members serving in 209 countries. I'd like to personally welcome you to our District 201C1 web site, it is packed with information about what we do in District 201 C1, Multiple District 201 and Lions Clubs International.
If you are a 201C1 Lion, take sometime to browse the website. You will find many resources here, such as the DG Bulletin, Children's Mobility, DG Report, District Projects, District and Lions History, Membership, also information about MD201 Youth Projects, as well as Public Relations and Lions Clubs International.
If you are not yet a Lion, we are especially interested in having you look us over, have a look at C1 Clubs page for a Lions/Lioness or Leo Club near you then fill in the form on Join Lions and someone will contact you if you would like to join the world's largest and best service organisation, Lions Clubs International, we are always looking for men and women who are ready to make a difference.
International Presidential Theme
International President Dr Yamadas theme for this year is “Dignity, Harmony, Humanity”
He stated that I hope my year as president is like any other as Lions continue to serve with tremendous enthusiasm and impact. Yet I also hope to make a difference in how we serve. My theme is Bringing Dignity to Others Through Humanitarian Service. That’s something that has been inherent in Lions’ service since Melvin Jones first gathered Lions together. But by intentionally focusing on my theme and keeping it in the forefront we can be sure to maintain and even improve our commitment to service.
As a doctor, I have always been dedicated to healing and to do so while treating patients in a dignified manner. A good doctor not only treats illness but pays attention to the entire person—their worries, their concerns, their struggles. If you had asked me after many years as a doctor if I treated the whole person, I would have said, “Of course.” But it took a serious illness for me to re-evaluate my approach as a doctor. Likewise, as Lions we are dedicated to service, but reassessing our approach and focusing on the dignity of others in all we do will take our service to a new level.
I ask each of you this year especially to bring dignity to children. Through a project or program I ask you to make their lives better. Working together, 1.4 million Lions can help the next generation prosper and secure good health, find opportunity and achieve happiness.
Dr. Jitsuhiro Yamada - Lions Clubs International President 2015-2016
Yours in Lionism District Governor Rob Royal 2015/2016
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Benefits of being a member include fellowship, good times, meeting people, building lasting friendships, service to the community, learning new skills, leadership and personal development.
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Becoming a Lion
Lions club members are men and women who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.