A group of young people that The Wheaton Lions sponsored to go to the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Camp joined us for lunch. It was a fun time for all."
Welcome to the Wheaton Lions Club
The Wheaton Den of Lions International was established October 23, 1923. Lions International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, 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 themselves. The association became international when a club was formed in Canada in 1920. As of January 2014, the Lions Clubs International consist of 1.35 Million members. They are in 46,000 Lion Clubs in over 200 countries.
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-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program.
What the Wheaton Lions Club Does
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
December 6, 2014
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