Who We Are
We are men, women and youth who reside in your community and volunteer our time and efforts to humanitarian causes through our district, the State of Virginia and the
world. By conducting service projects and raising funds we strive to help indigent people locally and throughout the world community. The Lions' motto is "We Serve".
Our association was founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1917. Lions Club International has grown to be the world's largest service organization with more than 1.4 million
members belonging to over 45,000 local clubs in 210 countries and geographical areas. Lions Club International headquarters is located in Oak Brook, Illinois and is
governed by a board of directors, which are elected annually at our International Convention. In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their convention in Cedar Point,
Ohio and challenged them to become "Knight of the Blind in the Crusade against Darkness". Since that challenge, service to the blind and visually impaired is one of the
association's most significant activities. Lions come from many countries and speak different languages and profess many religions and political beliefs: however,
they all subscribe to common objectives and ethical principles.
The Lions Clubs of District 24-L is located in the Commonwealth of Virginia and covers an area just south of Washington, DC and extends from the
greater Shenandoah Valley to the Potomac River serve the counties of Albemarle, Alleghany, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Clarke, Culpeper, Fairfax, Fluvanna,
Frederick, Greene, Highland, King George, Louisa, Louduon, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Prince William, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah Spotsylvania,
Stafford, Warren and Westmoreland. We serve the independent cities including Alexandria, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Clifton Forge, Fairfax City, Falls Church,
Fredericksburg, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Manassas, Manassas Park, Staunton, Waynesboro and Winchester. Also the towns Berryville, Boyce, Bridgewatter, Clifton,
Clifton Forge, Colonial Beach, Culpeper, Dayton, Dillwyn, Dumfries, Edinburg, Elkton, Front Royal, Glasgow, Goshen, Gordonsville, Grottoes, Hamilton, Haymarket, Herndon,
Hillsboro, Iron Gate, Leesburg. Louisa, Lovettsville, Madson, Middleburg, Middletown, Mineral, Montross, New Market, Occoquan, Orange, Purcellville, Quantico, Remington,
Round Hill, Scottsville, Shenandoah, Stanardsville, Stanley, Stevens City, Strasburg, The Plains, Timberville, Toms Creek, Vienna, Warrenton, Washington and Woodstock.
Visitors, Lions, Lionesses and Leos from around the world. Welcome from more than 2,800 Lions from District 24-L. If you are visiting our Nation's Capital or the Commonwealth
of Virginia please plan to attend one of our fine Lions Clubs. District 24-L is located just south of Washington, DC and extends from the greater Shenandoah Valley to the
Potomac River. Within our District/State there are many historical attractions. Homes of seven Presidents' of the United States of America. These include George Washington,
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler, Zachary Taylor and Woodrow Wilson: and the Arlington National Cemetery, Battlefields of the
American Revolutionary War and the American Civil War.The Commonwealth of Virginia's state flower is the Dogwood tree and the state bird is the cardinal. We welcome you all to
our excellent Lions District and the Old Dominion.If your are a Lion from outside our district and looking for a club to visit, our clubs with web pages can be searched at
District 24 L Lions & Leo Club web sites or one can visit Lions Club International's web site. Please contact the secretary of the club your wish to visit to make sure they
are meeting. If you are a resident of our area and are interested in becoming a Lions or would like to know what services we provide to the communities and people where we
reside; refer to the web pages for information or visit the Lions Club International web site.If you need the services of the Lions Clubs, please contact us and we will put
you in touch with a Lions club in your area.