Closter Lions Club
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Lions Clubs International is the largest civic organization in the world. As of July 31, 2002, Lions Clubs International had 1,417,896 members. Its 43,736 clubs cover 735 districts and 185 countries and geographic areas. The name Lions Club was adopted because the courage, strength, and fidelity of the king of beasts would symbolize the aims of the club. Its philosophy is service through commitment. Throughout the world, Lions Clubs fill a need: the social welfare of communities, the encouragement of the young, the promotion of education, and the advancement of medicine and health care, especially in the field of sight conservation. Lionism also serves as a means of promoting peace and fostering friendships between the citizens of different nations. Lions Clubs continue to grow in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Australia and throughout Asia. The appeal of Lionism is apparent in the formerly Communists nations where clubs are now being formed. The Closter Lions Club received its charter on June 10, 1939. Its founding members were 21 in number -- merchants and businessmen dedicated to service. Over the course of 62 years, the Closter Lions Club has undertaken many building projects to benefit the Borough of Closter, sponsored various youth organizations, provided college scholarship money for deserving Closter youth, and assisted individuals in need. They have also supported projects for the blind and mentally handicapped. For further information, please call 201-658-5381
Closter, NJ 07624