Lions International, organization of business and professional people, founded (1917) by Melvin Jones. The International Association of Lions Clubs (popularly known as Lions International) is devoted to meeting community needs either through its own efforts or in cooperation with other agencies. Its clubs throughout the world conduct activities in the following areas: agriculture, children and youth, citizenship and patriotism, civic improvements, community betterment, education, health and welfare, safety, sight conservation and the blind, and the United Nations. The official organ is the Lion.
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