About the Greater Mt Gravatt-Mansfield Lions Club
Be a part of the change. Join the Greater Mt Gravatt-Mansfield Lions Club.
We have our Meetings on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each Month.
Our Business And Dinner Meetings are at the Holland Park Hotel 945 Logan Rd Holland Park
Any prospective will be invited to join us at our Dinner Meeting on the 4th Wednesday of each Month. Be there 6:45pm for a 7:00PM Start. There will be a guest speaker at these dinners
Join us by Contacting us on the methods provided and see how much fun you can get out of supporting the community and having lasting friendships
This year Lions is 100 years old. To celebrate this feat Lions have some videos to view for this and more videos on how Lions work.
History of Melvin Jones
Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in Fort Thomas, Arizona, the son of a United States Army captain who commanded a troop of scouts. Later, his father was transferred and the family moved east. As a young man, Melvin Jones made his home in Chicago, Illinois, became associated with an insurance firm and in 1913 formed his own agency.
He soon joined the Business Circle, a businessmen's luncheon group, and was shortly elected secretary. This group was one of many at that time devoted solely to promoting the financial interests of their membership. Because of their limited appeal, they were destined to disappear. Melvin Jones, then a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, had other plans. "What if these men," Melvin Jones asked, "who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?"
Thus, at his invitation, delegates from men's clubs met in Chicago to lay the groundwork for such an organization and on June 7, 1917, Lions Clubs International was born. Melvin Jones eventually abandoned his insurance agency to devote himself full time to Lions at International Headquarters in Chicago.
It was under his dynamic leadership that Lions clubs earned the prestige necessary to attract civic-minded members. The association's founder was also recognized as a leader by those outside the association. One of his greatest honors was in 1945 when he represented Lions Clubs International as a consultant in San Francisco, California, at the organization of the United Nations. Melvin Jones, the man whose personal code â€“ "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else" â€“ became a guiding principle for public-spirited people the world over, died June 1, 1961 at 82 years of age.
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Our 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas conduct vision and health screenings, build parks, support eye hospitals, award scholarships, assist youth, provide help in time of disaster and much more.
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