About Us

The World's Largest Service Club Organization

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

Who Are Lions?

Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in improving their communities. To be a Lion is to be an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in the community and a friend to people in need.

What Do Lions Clubs Do?

We serve. Lions move to make a difference locally and globally. Lions are best known for their efforts to eradicate preventable blindness, but also participate in many other kinds of projects, including assisting those in need, sponsoring international exchanges for young people, providing supplies to victims of natural disasters and bringing clean drinking water to remote villages.

The Lions Clubs of Iowa support a number of organizations in our state. For more details on each, click here.

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller and communities get better.

Why Join a Lions Club?

As a Lion, you will have the opportunity to help others, meet new people and use your talents to make a real impact. You will acquire new skills, meet challenges head­on, cultivate lasting friendships, grow personally and have fun at the same time.
  • Lions help where help is needed - in their own communities and around the world - with unmatched integrity and dedication.
  • When it comes to meeting challenges, the Lions response is simple: We serve.
  • Lions Clubs International develops leaders. Lion leaders serve at every level of the organization and oversee everything from local membership to the organization's international direction.
  • Lions see despair turned to hope when they impact the lives of the less fortunate, the hungry and sick, the homeless and abandoned.