Water covers 71 percent of the earth’s surface and Lions cover nearly the rest of the globe! Serving in 207 countries and geographic areas, Lions are more representative of the world than perhaps any other entity. The United Nations has 193 nations. The 2012 Olympics in London saw 204 nations compete. Chicago businessman Melvin Jones could have hardly realized in 1917 that when he brought people together to serve their communities he was launching what was to be the world’s largest service club organization. Known for fighting blindness, Lions Clubs International embraces both the extraordinary diversity of its worldwide membership and the many forms of service by Lions. United by their shared value of service, Lions respond to needs in their communities and the world community. Countries with the largest gain in cumulative membership from July 1, 2011, to June 30, 2012.
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