About the Phelps-LOL Lions Club
The Phelps – Land O’Lakes branch of the International Lions Club was first started in 1981. We have roughly 20 members from the headwaters area (which includes Phelps, Land O’Lakes and Upper Michigan). Meetings are held monthly (on the 3rd Thursday of the month) at varying locations and each includes dinner and a guest presentation. Our three major Community Fundraising projects allow us to collect approximately $12,000 per year that is then donated to a variety of local and worldwide charities.
- Are dedicated to serving and supporting our communities.
- Are active and involved.
- Enjoy working together.
- Have fun.
- Want you to Become a Lion!
Lions Club International – 46,000 Clubs Worldwide!
“Where There’s a Need, There’s a Lion!”
The Lions Club International was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones, who gave up his work in the insurance industry to dedicate his time fully to the Club after it’s creation. The first meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois in June of 1917. The Lions went international just three short years later in 1920, when the first Canadian club was organized. Since then, there are more than 1.4 million Lions in over 210 countries around the world. People who are interested in joining the Lions way of life have the chance to join one of over 46,000 clubs or can seek guidance on forming a new charter.
“Community is what we make it!”
The Purpose of Lions Club International:
- To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
- To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
- To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
- To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
- To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
- To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
- To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
- To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.
What does it mean to be a Lion?
This is a question best answered by a Lion!
“When we relocated to Vilas County, I was looking for a service organization that helped people in our community and for fun social interaction with “the guys”. A friend recommended the Lions Club. I have been a Lion for a little over 1 year and found the organization helps people (our community) of all ages and walks of life. I’ve been lucky enough to join in Chili judging & Halloween activities, as well as interviewing high school seniors for scholarships. I’ve helped with fund raising events that provided contributions to the Library, Warm the Children, Food Pantry, Lions Leader Dog & Lions Foundation, to name a few of the many charitable causes the Lions Club supports. Being a Lion lends to the feeling of being an active community member & helping others.” -Brian