Feb 20, 2010

Israel FDC on "Lions Israel’s 50th Anniversary"

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Lions Israel’s 50th Anniversary

Date of Issue : 27 January 2010

In March 1960, the late Prime Minister David Ben Gurion charged the Director General of his office, Mr. Teddy Kollek, with the task of establishing the Lions organization in Israel. The first club, established in Jerusalem and remaining active to this day, was subsequently followed by additional clubs in Tel-Aviv and Haifa. Clubs currently exist throughout the country, from Nazareth in the north to Arad in the south.

A lion, the largest volunteer organization in the world, is an international organization whose motto is “We Serve”. Lions’ 1,350,000 worldwide members, men and women, belong to 45,000 clubs in some 200 countries.

Some 900 volunteers are currently active in Israel, within the framework of 32 clubs. Lions Israel is involved in many areas, through its clubs throughout the country: aid to the visually impaired, organizing blood drives, scholarships to pupils and students, youth exchanges between Israel and other countries, the “Peace Poster” competition and music among children and youths, a painting competition for seniors, managing “Europe Cafe” – cafes for Holocaust survivors, fostering community volunteerism and more.

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