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19-March-2020
19-March-2020

Photographs supplied by John Huth

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.

Location

Address:Morgo Street, Urunga, 2455
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.496978
Long: 153.021966
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Seat
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Community
Approx. Event Start Date:1917
Approx. Event End Date:2017

Dedication

Approx. Monument Dedication Date:2017
Front Inscription

           Donated by
URUNGA LIONS CLUB
Proudly supported by
AUSTRALIAN LIONS FOUNDATION
Celebrating 100 Years of
LIONS INTERNATIONAL 
            2017

Source: MA
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