WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) yesterday led a bipartisan group of senators in passing a resolution to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International. Lions Clubs were founded 100 years ago yesterday, on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois.
“Lions are committed to caring for those less fortunate, from young to old, and they do so in a way that shows care and compassion,” said Sen. Moran. “I have been a member of Lions Clubs since I graduated from college, went to work and got involved with the community. I have seen firsthand how Lions Clubs make a difference in their local communities as well as their reaching around the globe in addressing humanitarian needs. This resolution recognizes all the good that Lions Clubs members have done across the world over the last 100 years. As we mark this occasion, may our commitment to our neighbors, community, and fellow man and woman be strengthened and renewed.”
Sen. Moran’s resolution is also supported by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), John Boozman (R-Ark.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Bob Menendez (D-N.J.).
“We are extremely grateful to Senator Moran and his Senate colleagues for introducing S. Res. 174, a resolution recognizing the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International and celebrating a long history of humanitarian service,” said International President of Lions Clubs Bob Corlew. “This is not only a fitting tribute to 100 years of service but it also highlights the scope of the world’s largest service organization’s charitable activities and our longstanding commitment to preserving sight and eliminating blindness, serving youth, providing humanitarian and disaster relief, combatting disabilities, and so much more. Thank you, Senator Moran, for your service in the United States Senate and for your commitment as a Lion and the service ideals we embody.”
Over the last hundred years, Lions Clubs International has grown into the world’s largest service club, with more than 1.4 million members who participate in more than 46,000 clubs across the globe. Kansas has more than 270 Lions Clubs.
Full text of the resolution can be found here.
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