Melvin Jones told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. That group became the Lions Club. Other groups around the United States shared the same philosophy.
It wasn’t long before groups around the world joined. Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, they’ve earned high marks for both integrity and transparency.
Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio and challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Since then, they have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually impaired.