Let the sun shine for everyone


Dear Lions friends,

I’m your candidate, the one chosen by the majority of African Lions. I represent change and I’m running for the position of 3rd Vice-President of Lions International. I would like to thank you for your confidence and for your many forms of support.

Africa has chosen its candidate

Dear Lions,

It is with pride and joy that I announce to you that the Lions leaders of the constitutional area of Africa have chosen me, with 70% of the votes, as their candidate for the election to the position of 3rd Vice President International during the 4th African Lions Forum held in Africa, in Accra.

For the first time in the entire history of Lions, an African will ascend to the position of International President. This election is historic, and I thank all the Lions of Africa for the trust they have placed in me by designating me as their legitimate candidate. I want to assure you of my determination and commitment to our beautiful family and the values bequeathed to us by its founder, Melvin Jones.

Being a Lion has always been a tremendous source of pride for me. I would not have missed a club meeting for anything on the world, and it is this spirit of unity and fraternity that I would like to see today within our institution. The club represents action in service to the most vulnerable of our communities, it is friendship, respect, and the dignity of serving others. Because without you, without the clubs, my fellows Lions, nothing is possible !
So to make the sun shine for everyone, I am counting on your support in Melbourne.

Vote Alexis Vincent Gomès. Thank you.
 God Blesses you !

Lion Alexis Gomes: A Beacon of Leadership and Friendship in Lionism

Lion Alexis Gomes: A Beacon of Leadership and Friendship in Lionism

Dear Lions Members,

I am honored to share my heartfelt testimonial for Lion Alexis Gomes, a cherished friend and an inspiring, humble leader whose influence has shaped both Lionism and our lives.

Fourteen years ago, the esteemed Late Past International President Dr Ashok Mehta introduced me to Lion Alexis Gomes—a wonderful friend and a beacon of inspiration. His 40-year journey of service, starting as a grassroots Lion member of Lions Club Pointe-Noire Eucalyptus Club and culminating as a Past International Director, showcases an unwavering commitment to the Lions Club’s mission of service and compassion.

Lion Alexis’s impact extends beyond his impressive tenure; he has played a pivotal role in shaping the Africa Constitutional Area, leaving an indelible mark on the fabric of Lionism. His leadership is characterized by a unique blend of humility and inspiration, setting an example for Lions worldwide and creating a lasting legacy that resonates with the principles of Lionism.

I had the privilege of observing Lion Alexis in action during the 2015 annual district conference, where he served as the esteemed Chief Guest. This momentous occasion coincided with my election as the Governor for District 323 A2, and Lion Alexis’s guidance and support were instrumental in shaping my understanding of leadership and commitment to service.

Recently, in October 2023, Lion Alexis graced our Multiple District 3231 with his presence. His visit not only strengthened our sense of community but also served as a source of motivation, energizing and inspiring members across the district. His ability to connect with diverse audiences, coupled with his genuine passion for service, reinforced the notion that he is indeed a perfect leader to guide the organization at the highest order.

Lion Alexis Gomes embodies the qualities of a perfect leader, with humility as the cornerstone of his character. Beyond titles and accolades, he remains a friend first, fostering a sense of camaraderie that strengthens the Lions Club community. His ability to inspire, mentor, and lead by example reflects a leadership style that is both rare and invaluable.

In conclusion, it is an honor to pen this testimonial for Lion Alexis Gomes, a wonderful friend and an inspiring humble leader. His 40 years of dedicated service, locally and internationally, coupled with his role in shaping the Africa Constitutional Area, position him as a perfect leader to guide the organization with the utmost distinction. Beyond his leadership qualities , Lion Alexis Gomes stands out as one of the top highest contributors to Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF). His significant contributions underscore his commitment to making a lasting impact on a global scale. This philanthropic dedication serves as a shining example for Lions worldwide, reflecting the true spirit of generosity and service.

As we continue our collective journey within the Lions Club, I am grateful for the privilege of knowing and learning from such an exceptional individual. Lion Alexis Gomes is a beacon of inspiration, and his impact will undoubtedly resonate for years to come.

Warm Regards,

Lion Nitin Shetty
Council Chairman
Multiple District 3231
Lions International

Lions Clubs… The Association Name and Symbol

Lions Clubs… The Association Name and Symbol

The Lions Name

On June 7, 1917 at the invitation of Melvin Jones, delegates met in Chicago. The only point of contention was the selection of a name for the new organization. Melvin Jones researched the idea of calling the new organization Lions. He was convinced that the lion stood for strength, courage, fidelity and vital action. On a secret ballot the name Lions was chosen over several others. Read More

Melvin Jones Biography

Melvin Jones Biography

Melvin Jones was born on January 13, 1879 in Fort Thomas, Arizona, the son of a United States Army captain who commanded a troop of scouts. Later, his father was transferred and the family moved east. As a young man, Melvin Jones made his home in Chicago, Illinois, became associated with an insurance firm and in 1913 formed his own agency.

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