Over 1.4 million members of Lions Clubs International serve communities in all parts of the globe. This is possible because of the vision of one man, our founder Melvin Jones. On the Saturday nearest his birthday, January 13th, Lions from all over the world gather at the Melvin Jones International Memorial, in Fort Thomas, Arizona, his birthplace. Together we rededicate ourselves to his philosophy, “you can’t get: very far until you start doing something for somebody else,”, embodied in our motto, “We Serve”.
This year’s dedication takes place on January 20, 2018 starting at 10:30 AM. This celebration is extra-special because it also marks the 50th anniversary of the memorial. The re-dedication ceremony takes place at the memorial. Following the ceremony the celebration continues with a buffet lunch at Eastern Arizona University, just a short journey from the Memorial. If you have new Lions, please bring them to be inducted by our honored guest, Lions International 2nd Vice President Jung-Yul Choi.
The cost for the day is $30 per person. We also ask that you bring non-perishable food for the local food bank. We look forward to sharing the day with you!