Lions International

Lions Clubs International is the worlds largest service organisation with 1.35 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas representing more than 45,000 clubs around the world. The organisation has a strong commitment to community service throughout the world. See for further information.

Our motto is “We Serve”.

Objectives of Lions International

  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world
  • To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship
  • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding
  • To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided however that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To encourage service minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavours.

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Lions International operates a number of humanitarian service projects on a global scale through the Lions Clubs International Foundation. This foundation is funded by the many thousands of Lions Clubs throughout the world and so far has given out over $1 billion in grants to various projects in areas such as Vision Impairment, Disaster Relief and Diabetes Prevention.
Learn more about LCIF here.

Sight First Program

SightFirst is LCIF’s most ambitious and most successful initiative. Thanks to SightFirst, Lions have restored sight to 7.3 million people through cataract surgeries, prevented serious vision loss for 20 million people and improved eye care services for hundreds of millions.

SightFirst was launched by Lions in 1989 to battle preventable blindness. Sadly, 80 percent of the world’s blind were needlessly without sight. Through SightFirst, Lions have prevented blindness by supporting cataract surgeries, helping to build or expand eye hospitals and clinics, distributing sight-saving medication and training eye care professionals.

Carrigaline & District Lions Club is proud to be associated with the SignFirst Campaign and contributes regularly to this international fund-raising effort.

Click here to learn more about SightFirst

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