BLACKSBURG BREAKFAST LIONS CLUB
1st & 3rd & 5th Wed. 7:00 a.m.
Zoom virtual Meeting
In person this Winter
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Work with members in your community and make a difference
Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club plants the American Chestnut with Blacksburg Area Schools ...
Trees play an important role in sustaining a healthy environment. Every tree planted by a Lion is part of a large scale effort by members around the world to make a significant impact on the environment.
During the past year Lions reported planting over 15 million trees.
As a Lions club member, you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are volunteering to support your community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organization – a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need.
Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs
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The Blacksburg Breakfast Lions Club was founded in 1973 and is a chartered member of the International Lions Club. Globally, the Lions Club has 1.3 million men and women in 202 countries and geographic areas, who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.
Since 1917 , Lions Clubs around the world have been recognized for their service to the visually impaired and hearing impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks have been established by and are currently supported by Lions Clubs, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research centers.
Lions Clubs International, a service membership organization of over 1.4 million members worldwide (as of April 2015), was founded in the United States on June 7, 1917, by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, "What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Jones' personal code, "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.
The Lions motto is "We Serve." Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetesawareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and many other programs. The discussion of politics and religion is forbidden. The LIONS acronym also stands for
Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nations' Safety.