Welcome to Ohio Lions 13 OH 1
District Governor-elect Dave Stockum extends a warm welcome to our website. By clicking links in the menus and below you will find out more about who we are and what we are about. We are made up of Lions Clubs (and member Lions) in the following Ohio Counties: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.
We proudly live the Motto of Lions, We Serve. With Over 1.4 million Lions members in more than 48,000 clubs, in over 200 countries and geographic areas, We Serve to answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse, childhood cancer, natural disasters and diabetes awareness. Lions are Leaders in our communities. Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and emergency services, and improving the environment. Vision, diabetes, childhood cancer, hunger, and environment are the five areas upon which the International Association focuses, but our sub-motto, “Where there is a need, there is a Lion,” tells us we can lend a hand wherever our community needs us.
Lions Clubs International defines our mission as: To empower Lions clubs, volunteers and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding. What fine words! As you can see from the pictures surrounding this welcome, we are seeking not only understanding and effort, but also are appealing to the good humor of our members. Let’s do our best together to make this a better world and have a good time in the process. As PID Dan Cole from Marietta, Ohio, often said, “It’s great to be a Lion!” God bless his soul, and every one of us.