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|About||Hailsham Lions are members of Lions Clubs International. A community service organisation dedicated to the idea that the men and woman who live in a community are in the best position to know who needs help and why|
|Mission||To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.|
In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.
After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.