HISTORY 100 Years in Two Minutes In 120 dizzying seconds Lions’ history is recounted: Melvin Jones, Helen Keller, international conventions, eyeglass recycling, SightFirst, Leos, disaster relief and so much more. The Golden Anniversary Lions mark 50 great years in 1967. HUMOR Barrels of Fun Try not to laugh while watching a campy 1920s video of Lions helping veterans. Scooter Races? Snowball Fights in June? The 1924 convention in Omaha, Nebraska, was a hoot. Rapping Lions You’ll smile when you see Wisconsin Lions rap in 2013 to promote Lions—perhaps the most popular Lions video ever. Rapping for Reading A finalist in Lions Clubs’ “Best Reading Action Program Rap Video Contest” in 2013, Medan Fine Arts Lions in Indonesia rap up a storm. The Funniest Pancake Breakfast Ever The Second City comedy troupe spoofs Lions in 2014. INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1934 The colorful parade and beauty pageant are highlighted. Melvin Jones In rare footage of our founder, Jones is shown at the 1942 convention in Toronto and on a side trip to Hawaii from the 1947 convention in San Francisco. Manhattan Memories The 1954 convention was memorable—and very 1950-ish. Tokyo 1969 The 1960s was distinctive for a lot of reasons—our convention was no less bold and groundbreaking. SMALL TOWN LIFE Butler 1940: The Lions Club Film Life in this Pennsylvania town was innocent and simple, and Lions were part of the equation. Kokomo, Indiana, 1940 The short movie showcases a small town with an active Lions club. HELEN KELLER Keller and Sullivan Rare newsreel footage from 1930 features Keller and Anne Sullivan. Keller on her Greatest Disappointment The cultural icon and inspiration to Lions bares her heart. OMAHA, OMAHA! Omaha Lions, 1930-31 Nebraska Lions hold a picnic, welcome a plane and stage a Goodwill Tour. The ordinary events are poignant because they were so long ago. These films of Omaha Lions were shot by Lion Elk Kilgore and made available to Lions Clubs by the Nebraska State Historical Society. Omaha Lions, 1933-34 Lions hold a wacky pet parade in Nebraska City and distribute canes to the blind. Omaha Lions, 1937 Children enjoy the outdoors at a Lions’ health camp. Omaha Lions, 1942 The club president visits the health camp. WHY WE SERVE The Joy of Sight A blind man sees for the first time in years in 2013. AUDIO Melvin Roars Melvin Jones addresses Lions in a radio broadcast from the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York in 1938. “Our Mary,” the Opera Star Mary Stuart Edwards was a renowned opera star who leveraged her fame to help start Lions clubs. Hear her sing for Lions in the late 1920s.
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