Lions Clubs International is a worldwide organisation and will be celebrating its centenary in 2017.
The organisation has its origins in Chicago in 1917 when Melville Jones encouraged some local businessmen to join together to serve their local community.
More Lions Clubs soon followed and now there are more than 40,000 clubs in 200+ countries around the world and more than 1,400,000 members.
Lions Clubs were introduced into the UK at the instigation of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother after she heard about Lions Clubs and the good work they were doing in Canada.
There are about 900 Lions Clubs across Great Britain and Ireland.
Various events and activities will be organised in the centenary year which will be announced here.
In 1967 a group of like-minded men, supported by members of Bognor Regis Lions Club, formed a Lions Club in Guildford.
Since then the Club has served the Guildford community, organising fund raising events, and making donations to local deserving causes, as well as national and international projects.
There are now about 50 Lions in the Guildford Club, male and female, committed to helping the community.
To celebrate our Golden Anniversary we are planning various activities and events, news of which will be announced here and in other media.
Details of the Club’s current activities can be found here on the website.