A Dragon in a Sea of Lions The dragon is a symbol of good fortune in Chinese culture, and two children obviously think it’s their lucky day as they greet a dragon leading Lions from China at the Parade of Nations in June at the 99th International Convention in Fukuoka, Japan. Convention coverage begins on page 18. Photo by Darren Miller They Came Before Us Like old photos? Curious what Lions were like in the 1930s? Or what Lions were up to in the 1950s? Our special centennial issue next month will be filled with remarkable stories about Lions of yesteryear and a multitude of old photos—like this one of the Terre Haute Lions in Indiana. The club chartered in February 1922 just five months before this photo was taken. One of 10 Lions clubs in Indiana then, the 25 members were “men who wanted to get acquainted and associate with their fellowmen and take an active part in the upbuilding of the town in which they live,” according to a story in the LION. At their charter lunch “they roared and sang songs and parodies in real Lion style.” Their service began the day after they chartered when they voted to support a boy’s club, who were “boys without a chance” and had endured “hard sledding.” The support “established the Lions club in high standing among the people of Terre Haute.” Photo courtesy of Martin Collection, Indiana Historical Society
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