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Lions Clubs International Centennial Celebration

From July of 2014 through June of 2018, Lions and Leos from around the world participated in special initiatives, programs and events to celebrate a century of serving humanity. It was truly a celebration unlike any the world has ever seen, culminating at the Lions Clubs International 100th International Convention in Chicago, Illinois, USA—the birthplace of the association in 1917.

Centennial Service Challenge

To celebrate 100 years of serving humanity, we challenged Lions from around the world to serve 100 million people during our celebration. In true Lion fashion, that number was more than doubled—with more than 248 million people served.


Centennial Service Challenge Final Results


Centennial Membership Awards

We created awards to inspire Lions and clubs to increase membership so we would be ready for our next century of service. As a result, centennial membership exceeded expectations, bringing in thousands of new members and new chartered clubs that are making a real difference in their communities.

Centennial Legacy Projects

We connected more than ever with our communities through Centennial Legacy Projects. They provided not only real value, but also a visible reminder of the contributions that Lions make. With more than 31,000 Legacy Projects completed, the members of our communities will continue to benefit for years to come.

Thank You!

Our four-year centennial celebration produced some impressive accomplishments. A big thank you for the dedicated contributions of Centennial Club Chairpersons, District and Multiple District Coordinators, the Centennial Action Committee, Executive Officers and to all the Lions and Leos who participated. You showed the world, “Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.”