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Two seats commemorate the 100 years of Lions International which was formed in 1917. 

In 1917, Melvin Jones, was a 38-year-old Chicago business leader who 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 Business Circle subsequently joined one of the invited groups, the "International Association of Lions Clubs" and at a national convention held in Dallas, Texas, later that year, those who were assembled: (1) adopted a Constitution, By-Laws, Code of Ethics and an Emblem; (2) established as a main tenet “unselfish service to others”, (3) unanimously elected Dr. William Perry Woods as its first President effectively securing his leadership for the first two years of the existence of the International Association of Lions, and (4) selected Melvin Jones to serve as the Organization's Secretary-Treasurer.


Address:Morgo Street, Urunga, 2455
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.496978
Long: 153.021966
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Approx. Event Start Date:1917
Approx. Event End Date:2017


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
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Donated by Urunga Lions Club

Proudly supported by Australian Lions Foundation

Celebrating 100 years of Lions International


Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au