Frequently Asked Questions

A Lions club is a group of people, men and women, who have come together to make a difference in their community. Since 1917 Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. For the sake of everyone and benefit of the masses, we would like to clarify an often-asked query whether Lions is synonymous to a Rugby club- It has got nothing to do with it. Also, it is neither a religious organisation nor a ‘men-only’ club; it welcomes people equally.
Lions Club International is a well-recognised body spread throughout with over 1.35 million members in 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and other geographical areas.

Ireland (North and south) has about 3,000 members in 117 clubs.

A branch is a group of people who meet different times, outside the host club functioning. Of course, branch members are also members of the host club.

While we would be overwhelmed with your contribution in whichever way possible, we do understand that it is a two-way process. You will get a great sense of satisfaction from making a difference in someone’s life who is perhaps not as privileged as you’re. It’s good to be altruistic.

Some members give a few hours a month, some a few hours a week and some devote themselves almost entirely to community service. Clubs recognise that family and business commitments take first priority. Some members will run a project for a month and assume a secondary role later for the rest of the year.

Normally our fraternity works on an invite-only basis. Existing members will ask a friend or business colleague to come to a few meetings. If you would like to join or find out more information please write to us. Alternatively, you can join us at a fundraising event.