The Plymouth Lions Club organized with 19 charter members, becoming Wisconsin’s 299th club. Three of the charter members are still active. Today there are 589 Lions Clubs in Wisconsin with 21,700 members serving.
The Plymouth Lions Club remains one of the largest and most active clubs in the region, with more than 70 active members.
In 2017 Lions across the world will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Lions Club International.
The Lions Club International was founded by Melvin Jones in Chicago, Illinois. Today it is the largest service organization in the world, with over 1.4 million members serving with approximately 46,000 local clubs in 210 countries.
To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
The Lions motto “We Serve” was adopted at the 1954 International Convention, selected from more than 6,000 suggestions.
Symbolically, the lions face both past and future – proud of the past and confident in the future.
Purple: Stands for loyalty to country, friends, one’s self and the integrity of mind and heart. It is the traditional color of strength, courage and tireless dedication to a cause.
Gold: Symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgement, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose toward humanity.