Lions Club of Savannah celebrates 100 years

Established in 1922, The Lions Club of Savannah is celebrating a century of service, devoted to helping the sight-impaired and others in need. The Savannah branch is one of the oldest Lions Clubs in the country, and the members have sponsored 8 other clubs in Georgia, who then sponsored another 27 clubs, resulting in a total of 37 clubs throughout the state.

The Lions Club mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.

“Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in over 47,000 clubs. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service. At the heart of every Lions club, there is one constant: service,” said Garlana Mathews, Lions Club of Savannah president.

On Wed. May 12, The Lions Club of Savannah hosted a special celebration at the Alee Temple to commemorate this milestone anniversary. They kicked off the event with a formal dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Then, American beach music group The Swingin’ Medallions took the stage, delighting guests with their fun songs. The night concluded with a special resolution presentation from Georgia State Representative, Ron Stephens. 

To learn more about the Lions Club and how they benefit the local community, visit

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