The founding ceremony for "Lion Club China", an organization with the sole purpose of "We serve", was held on June 14 in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. A total of 400 participants including representatives of lion clubs from Chinese mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR and major officials with Lion Clubs International have taken part in the ceremony.
Lion Clubs China, drawing on the pattern of Lions Clubs International and officially registered in China in accordance with relevant rules and regulations, is a non-governmental charity organization. Its missions are to internally organize various charity activities among its members and externally coordinate relations with Lions Clubs International.
Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International now has more than 1.4 million members in 193 different countries. The "Sight First China Action" project co-launched by Lions Clubs International and China in 1997 has so far helped 3.75 million cataract patients regain eyesight.
By People's Daily Online