OUR ORIGINS AND MAJOR EVENTS

 

1955: Dublin became the first Lions Club in Ireland when it was chartered

on 4th November by District Governor, the late Ed Peckham

(London Host). The Charter President was the late Archie Preston.

1959: Belfast became the first Lions Club in Northern Ireland.

 It was chartered by District Governor, David Saunders on 20th February.

Charter President was the late Bert Mason.

1961: District 105 became a Multiple District with the formation of Districts

A & B. The Irish Lions Clubs were included with the clubs in 105B

1962: Joe Malone, Dublin Lions Club. Elected District Governor 105B.

1966: Multi-District Convention  hosted  by the Cork Lions Club.

1969: Creation of District 105I, consisting of all the clubs on the island

of Ireland and Isle of Man. The first District Governor of 105I was Bert

Mason, Belfast Lions Club.

1970: Bert Mason,  Elected Chairman, Council of Governors.

1975: Multi-District Convention hosted by the Dublin Lions Club.

Isle of Man Lions Club transferred back to 105B (presently 105BN)

1976: Bert Mason,Elected to the International Board of Directors.

1981: Bert Mason, Elected International Third Vice President.

1984: Bert Mason,  Elected International President.

1991: Tom Farmer, Dundrum  Lions Club. Elected Chairman, Council of Governors.

1992: 100 Lions Clubs in District 105I.

1993: Multi-District Convention  hosted by the Cork Lions Club.

2002: Oliver McDonnell, Navan Lions Club. Elected Chairman, Council o Governors.

2003: Multi-District Convention hosted by the Ennis Lions Club.

2005: 50th Charter Anniversary of the Dublin Lions Club.

2007: 50th Charter Anniversary of the Cork Lions Club.

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs

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