Lt. Gov. Habib joined the Sedro-Woolley Lions Club’s 80th anniversary celebration Saturday, keynoting the occasion with a nod to service organizations’ important role in contributing to a more inclusive society.
Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917 by Chicago businessman Melvin Jones. It is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs throughout the world. Lions Clubs International will be celebrating its 100th year in June.
The Sedro-Woolley Lions Club was established on March 19, 1937 with 30 charter members. Its primary cause is vision and the prevention of blindness, stemming from Helen Keller’s 1925 address to Lions Clubs International, where she called on the membership to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.”
Enjoyed speaking tonight about the importance of service, opportunity, and inclusion at the Sedro-Woolley Lions Club’s 80th anniversary pic.twitter.com/EDN1sOFIoy
— Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib (@waltgov) March 26, 2017