Fonds PR2612 - Lions Club International fonds

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Lions Club International fonds

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    • 1965 - 1991 (Creation)

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    0.15 m of textual records

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    On June 7, 1917, under the management of Chicago businessman, Melvin Jones, the Lion Club held its inaugural meeting. In October of 1917, the Lions Club formed a constitution, by-laws, objectives and code of ethics. Canada established its first Lions Club in 1920. International expansion occurred throughout the 1950s and 1960s.

    According to the Club's bylaws, objectives for the Lions Clubs include the desire to promote local and international humanitarianism. Lions Club International currently holds 1.3 million members. Clubs are organized into seven constitutional areas including: United States of America, Bermuda and the Bahamas; Canada; South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean; Europe; Southeast Asia; India, South Asia, Africa and the Middle East; and Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia, and the South Pacific Ocean.

    Lions Club International maintains approximately 750 districts each led by a district governor. The governor leads the district cabinet composed of the zone and region chairmen, the immediate past district governor, the vice district governor, and a cabinet secretary and/or treasurer. Districts typically consist of at least 35 clubs and 1,250 Lions members. Districts may also divide into multiple districts comprised of two or more districts known as sub-districts.

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    The fonds consists of correspondence, bulletins and programs of the Westlock, Rimbey, Lacombe, Calgary, Grand Prairie, Multiple District 37, and Camrose Lions Clubs of Lions Club International dating from 1965 - 1991.

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    In 1998, Garth Ritson donated the material to the Provincial Archives of Alberta. Garth Ritson's relationship to the clubs is unknown.


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        The material is in English.

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        Use Conditions: Permission for use required. Subject to the Copyright Act.

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        Further accruals are not expected.

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        Information for the administrative history/biographical sketch sourced from: Lions Club International,\_history.shtml# (Accessed Dec. 11, 2007).

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        Includes accession PR1998.0632.

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