Submitted by francis on Fri, 26/05/2017 - 13:52

The Lions Clubs Centenary Stamp is to be issued on 1st June 2017.

Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago in 2017 by a group of philanthropic business people headed by Melvin Jones. In 1920 the Lions clubs Organisation became international when the first club was established in Canada. Today, Lions Clubs operate in more than 200 countries with a membership of 1.4 million.

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Lions clubs were first introduced to Ireland with the chartering of the Dublin Club in 1955 and from that time Lions clubs have expanded throughout Ireland. Ireland has also had the distinction of an Irish Lion-Bert Mason- becoming the International President of Lions Clubs International. In 2007 , the then District Governor of the Lions of Ireland, David Dempsey , requested  An Post  to mark the Centenary of the founding of Lions Clubs International in 2017. This request to An Post was regularly followed up by PDG Marion Connelly with a very successful outcome.