Founded in 1920, the Atlanta Lions Club has the unique distinction of being the first Lions club in Georgia. Our club has a rich history of 96 years of SERVICE and is part of the Georgia Lions District 18-L which includes 53 Lions Clubs located in Northwest Georgia. Members of our club are also involved in the leadership of District 18-L. Years ago we were a club of 150+ members. Unfortunately, almost all of those members have passed on, but their legacy remains with us.
Past Club Achievements
- In 1949 the Atlanta Lions Club along with the Moultrie and Albany Lions created the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for the Blind.
- In 1968 the Atlanta Lions Club was instrumental in the creation of the Peach Bowl and now known as the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl.
- In 1980 the Atlanta Lions Club donations helped for the first corneal transplant to be performed on an infant.
Our Club Today
Today, we are a club of 20+ members looking for new members eager to share energy, exchange thought and fellowship, and serve in the roots of our Atlanta community. The Atlanta Lions Club represents the neighborhoods of midtown and downtown Atlanta, including the Old Fourth Ward and Westside communities. While honoring the Club’s history and past accomplishments, we like to say “we’re just starting” meaning we’re rebuilding the club membership and establishing a new foundation of community service. We invite you to review our Club events and new releases as a way of learning where we are serving today.
Who are Lions
Lions are an international network of 1.36 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. Each local club defines how they would like to serve their community. Community service projects ranging from cleaning up a local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters. Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. The worldwide headquarters for Lions Clubs International is located outside Chicago, Illinois and has roots all over the world.