The Vancouver Lions Club is an independent, non-profit corporation, located in Vancouver, Washington USA. Chartered as a member of the International Association Of Lions Clubs on September 12, 1928, it was the first Lions club in Clark County, Washington, and is now one of the the oldest and longest–serving Lions clubs in the world.
The International Association of Lions Clubs, headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, is an organization of distinct, independent, service clubs, such as the Vancouver Lions Club.
Founded in 1917, Lions Clubs International is one of the oldest service club organizations in the world; It is the largest, and the most active, community service organization in the world; It is an organization whose basic cause has bound Lions clubs together for generations. There are now more than 1,350,000 Lions in nearly 45,000 Lions clubs located in 196 countries, worldwide.
The Vancouver Lions Club is located in "MD 19 G2" of Lions International—we are part of Multiple District 19 (MD 19), which includes all Lions clubs located in Washington, British Columbia, and Northern Idaho (a "multiple" district includes clubs that reside in two different countries); Our Club is located in District "G" (Western Washington) of MD 19, and we are one of 11 Lions clubs within Zone 2 of District G.