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New Club Journey

Join the movement of more than 48,000 clubs throughout the world and bring people together to improve your community!


Serving a community takes a community. Lions clubs are a group of 20 or more people who are committed to improving their community, which could include a town or city or even a special interest that spans a larger area. Clubs make service possible with more hands, more ideas and more connections.

How to Start a Club

Find Your Purpose

Each club is as unique as the community that it serves…and the possibilities are endless. As a Lions club, members determine how to improve your community together.  Lions Clubs International can help you find your purpose by introducing you to ideas and best practices that have helped clubs around the world and in communities just like yours.

Service Toolkit
Community Needs Assessment

Establish Your Identity

Design a club that fits your members’ needs. Whether it is a traditional club that meets regularly or a club that connects virtually, find the format that fits and makes serving meaningful.

Your Club, Your Way!
Club Quality Initiative
Club Constitution and By-Laws
Charter Night

Network and Learn

While each club is unique, it is not alone.  Learn from other clubs and local leaders who are eager to share their experiences and mentor new leaders and the resources offered by Lions Clubs International.

Guiding Lion Program
Club Officer Webpages and e-Books


Expand your projects and increase enthusiasm by encouraging other like-minded people to join your effort and your club!

Recruiting Materials

Achieve Excellence

Achieving Excellence means serving your community, increasing your club’s strength, operating effectively and letting the community know you care.

Club Quality Initiative
Club Excellence Award