The Lions Club was established in 1917 by Chicago businessman Melvin Jones with the idea of business professionals pooling their energy, talent, and resources toward the service of others. Today the Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club with close to 2 million members. The Lions motto is “We Serve” and it reflects our commitment of service to our world, country, state, and community. Lions Club International is commited to assisting the visually impaired and to the support of sight conservation worldwide. Lions Clubs seek to improve the lives of the needy and we strive also to offer young people the chance to catch the spirit of service.
The Southport Lions Club was established in 1945 by a group of concerned and dedicated citizens who wished to follow the ideas and principles of Lions Club International. Today it has over 46 members (women and men) and continues to grow and serve the community in a wide variety of ways. We raise funds to provide assistance to numerous charities as well as to assist individuals in need. We also stress support for educational opportunities and assistance for area students. The Southport Lions Club has been and continues to be a valuable community resource.