Porthcawl Lions Club and International Lions Clubs
Is a small community based organisation consisting of 34 Men and Women, but it has the support of the International Association of Lions Clubs. This organisation links similar clubs in 190 countries around the world.
Registered Charity 1175303
The International Association of Lions Clubs incorporates 1.4 millions Porthcawl we provide many different kinds of service and donations to deserving causes. We are mindful that without the support of the local community and the spare time given selflessly by club members and their families we would find it difficult, if not possible to continue
The History of International Lions founded in Chicago Illinois USA in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones and others Lions Clubs
International has ever since offered business and professional people a way of sharing their success by helping those less fortunate than them. The association became international when a club was formed in Canada in 1920. A highlight of its early history was a speech at the
1925 convention when the legendary Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become"knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." They responded and Lions are now best known for their sight-
program. While Lions speak many languages and profess many religious and political beliefs they all subscribe to common objectives and ethical principles.
Jimmy Carter thanks Lions ICLF