Specialty Clubs Program
Answering a Special Call to Serve
Launched in August 2017, the Specialty Club program was designed to create clubs in which members share a common interest or passion, allowing them to connect with one another on a deeper level. For example, they may share a hobby, profession or ethnicity. Forming specialty clubs allows groups of people around the world to turn their passions into rewarding service projects that directly benefit their communities.
The Lions clubs below were all chartered because of shared interests:
- Sutton Racing Lions Club
- El Paso Executive Women Lions Club
- Fairbanks Snowmobile Fun Lions Club
- Whittier Special Olympics Sola Lions Club (in support of Special Olympics)
- Lions Club of Ramanathapuram LifeSavers
- Victoria Quilters Lions Club
Joining a Lions specialty club is a great way to meet people who share common interests and build leadership skills while serving your community.
Discover How Lions with Shared Interests Are Serving
Learn how groups of people with common interests who want to give something back to their communities are taking the next step and becoming Lions clubs.
Meet Lion Bill Graham from the North Carolina Blind Lions Club. Learn about his experience as a member of this unique and rewarding specialty club.
Let Us Shine the Spotlight on You!
If you are a Lion in a specialty club, and would like a chance to be featured on the LCI web site or on social media, please complete this online form.
In contrast to standard clubs, which draw from a cross section of communities, specialty clubs bring together Lions with common interests or similar circumstances. This club style allows groups that meet regularly to serve their communities. Read this article and learn how specialty clubs are making a difference in their communities.
The Lions Clubs of Riverside, located in St. Vital Canada, is a great example of a specialty club that is serving its community. This club focuses on providing quality housing to seniors and to those who are physically disabled, creating an environment that encourages activities and social interaction. Learn more about how they are they are putting their club’s focus into action.
To learn more about Specialty Clubs, review the Specialty Club Program Frequently Asked Questions.
Questions About Building New Specialty Clubs?
Not sure on how to build a specialty club? Follow the new club format. Check out the resources below to learn more!
- GMT Toolbox
- New Club Development Toolbox
- New Members Toolbox
- Member Retention Toolbox
- Membership Report Toolbox
Help us build on the Lions’ mission of "We Serve," while addressing the needs of communities and shared experiences. We hope you will consider becoming a Specialty Clubs Coordinator as we embark on this dynamic opportunity to expand our service impact. If you are interested, print or download this application, and provide a plan that includes marketing and estimated costs for developing (a minimum of) five new specialty clubs. Once the application is completed, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.