The club was formed in 1987.
Good causes we have helped and raising a £300,000+ so far. Aims for next year is £50,000 to go to good causes.
We meet up at Address: Ming Moon Restaurant,16 Hurst Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B5 4BN.
Lions Clubs International began as the dream of Chicago man Melvin Jones. He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large. Jones’ own group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the country, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, at the LaSalle Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the groups invited, the “Association of Lions Clubs,” and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. Thirty-six delegates representing 22 clubs from nine states were in atendance. The convention began to define what the association was to become. A constitution, by-laws, objects and code of ethics were approved.
Since that humble beginning, Lions club members have volunteered their time and talents to meet needs wherever they exist. Lions are especially dedicated to serving the blind and visually impaired, a commitment made after Helen Keller challenged our members to become her “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” during the 1925 convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. Our motto, “We Serve” perfectly exemplifies the dedication to helping those in need felt by Lions worldwide.
Images: From top - BCLC 30th Charter Night (2017), Center - Birmingham Lord Mayor's Ball.