Our History

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 1.4 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 committed 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.

Southport Lions Foundation was established in 1945 by a group of concerned citizens who wished to follow the ideas and principles of Lions Club International. Today, Southport Lions Club has over 49 members (women and men) and continues to grow and serve the residents of Southport, North Carolina in a wide variety of ways. In addition to supporting the visually impaired, we raise funds to provide assistance to numerous local charities and worthwhile organizations. We also stress support for educational opportunities and assistance for area students. Southport Lions Club has been, continues, and will always be a dedicated staple of the Community of Southport.

Join the Club