In 1917, a young Chicago insurance salesman named Melvin Jones, a member of a wealthy businessmen’s club, convinced his fellow members that they should seek out a means to help the less fortunate in their community. Their efforts resulted in the International Associationof Lions Clubs. Today, Lions has grown to become the world’s largest service organization with nearly 1.4 million members in 46,000 Lions Clubs in 199 countries and geographic areas around the world!
The Lions’ motto is “We Serve”, and this simple phrase sums up the central purpose of Lions Clubs everywhere – voluntary service to their community, their nation, and the world.
The Rockville Lions Club was chartered in 1938 and has remained a strong, vital club for more than 67 years.
The Rockville Lions Club is a non-political, non-religious organization, pleased to welcome all adults who are committed to community service and the high ideals of Lionism.
10 Great reasons to be a Rockville Lion!