LCI (Lions Clubs International) Mission Statement:
"To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation."
Helen Keller Challenge at 1925 International Convention Cedar Point, Ohio, USA June 30, 1925:
“Will you not help me hasten the day when there shall be no preventable blindness; no little deaf, blind child untaught; no blind man or woman unaided? I appeal to you Lions, you who have your sight, your hearing, you who are strong and brave and kind. Will you not constitute yourselves Knights of the Blind in this crusade against darkness?”
The LCI consists of a global network of 1.4 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Lions are best known for working to end preventable blindness, the giving of eyeglasses and hearing aids for the needy, and local service projects. LCI Clubs are divided into global geographic regions, often by country, into Multiple Districts, each with their own slate of Governor, officers, and cabinet members to serve at higher/regional levels of needs when multiple districts are involved. Discover more about LCI at https://lionsclubs.org/en.
Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most. Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world. That’s why we’re uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it’s our turn to meet them.
The MD-36 consists of Lions Clubs around Oregon and part of California. MD-36 is further divided into 4 districts, representing different geographic areas of Oregon and California: Northwest (36-O), Willamette Valley and Coast (36-R), Southwest (36-E), and Eastern (OR-G). Discover more about LCI at www.md36lionsclubs.org/.