Wokingham Lions Club is part of Lions Club International (LCI), which is the largest charitable service organisation in the world. It was formed in 1917 to offer people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. Today it has more than 1.4 million members belonging to 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
LCI supports 5 global causes:
Furthermore, LCI provides immediate support when disasters strike, such as earthquakes, Tsunamis, fires and floods. They provide this support by sending funds to the local Lions Clubs that use them efficiently, cutting out administration costs and overheads. This support can be sent to anywhere in the world that is facing hardship. You can see examples of the support LCI has provided by clicking here.
One a local scale, one of the main objectives of Lions is to help the local community and raise money to support local and international charities. However, an equally important objective is that members should have FUN! We therefore combine our efforts with a very active social life. You can read more about our activites by visiting the other pages of this website.
You can also learn about Lions Clubs in Britain by viewing a video, narrated by Penelope Keith:
To find more about the origins and objectives of Lions Club International please view this video:.
Wokingham Lions Club has about 35 members, both male and female and aged from 18 years onwards. We generally meet at 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month.
The first meeting each month is held at Wokingham Cricket Club and is a business meeting where we agree the ways in which we can support the community. (The cricket club is in Sadlers End, accessed from Bearwood Road). The second meeting each month is generally a social evening.
Part of the Lions ethos is to promote fellowship with fellow Lions worldwide. Any member of a Lions club who may be visiting our area is welcome to join us at any of our social events, meetings or fund-raising activities.
Similarly, when our members are on their travels they try to make contact with Lions clubs to promote fellowship. Here are some of our experiences.
The Lion’s Club motto is simple….”We Serve”….what better way to explain our mission?
Please be advised that we will never ask anyone seeking a grant from Lions Clubs International or from any Lions Club to make any payment to secure a Lions grant. Anyone contacting you by telephone, by letter or online and offering a Lions grant in exchange for a fee or advance payment to secure a Lions grant is doing so fraudulently, and you should not proceed with the matter.
There is a summary of our club in our membership brochure, which can be downloaded here, and is reproduced below
If you want to give something to the local community and have fun at the same time, then contact us for further information. Each member can do as much or as little as they want. They are all volunteers so there is no pressure to do anything.