Welcome to Georgia!

Home of the MD18 Lions …Where we have proudly SERVED for over 100 years!

What Are Lions?

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective.

We Serve...Vision

For 100 years, Lions have answered the call to be “Knights of the Blind” and that work is continuing, throughout the world and here in Georgia.

We Serve...Diabetes Awareness

Every 8 seconds someone dies from the complications of diabetes.  Lions are working aggressively to change this by promoting awareness and education.


We Serve...Hunger

One in four children in Georgia live in food insecure households. That’s why Lions and Leos are hard at work addressing this need by providing help and hope to the children, families and neighbors who need it most.


We Serve...Youth

Children are a gift to the world, yet every two minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer.  Lions of Georgia are empowering our youth with programs such as the Peace Poster, Leo Clubs, LionsQuest, the Reading Action program and more. Learn how you can help us build tomorrow’s leaders.



Welcome to the Lions of Georgia

As Lions Clubs International celebrates 100 years of service around the world, Georgia Lions look forward to our own centennial celebrations to take place in 2020.  This will be the date when the first Lions club was chartered in Atlanta, Georgia on December 17, 1920 .

From the North Georgia mountains to the South Georgia coast, Lions have been making a different in the lives of those throughout the State in so many ways.  As Lions we pride ourselves on the work we have achieved in the fight against blindness.  Georgia has answered that call over the years by partnering with some of the biggest names in healthcare and creating foundations that are built to last.  For example, in 1948 the Georgia Lighthouse (known as the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation) was formed.  In 1963 the Georgia Eye Bank was created and remained a Lions project until 1997, when the Children’s Eyecare Center at Emory was created.  In 1968, Lions of Georgia sponsored the first Peach Bowl game in Atlanta to benefit the Lighthouse.  This tradition continues today as we proudly in both the Kickoff Classic and the Peach Bowl.

Georgia is also proud of its leaders.  In 1953, future President Jimmy Carter, joined the Plains Lions Club. He rose quickly to the top of the club and his district.  He and other family members remain Lions to this day and he continues to serve others throughout the World.

Georgia opens its doors and invites people from around the world to experience the history, culture and beauty of both the old and new South. Visitors will find that Georgia offers the best places for any lifestyle, including a prominent, international city to do business, genteel Southern plantation towns to relax, picturesque mountains to explore or pristine beaches to play.  From the mountains to the sea, Georgia has it all! Georgia is one of the few places that celebrates four full seasons; a brilliant display of color in the Fall, a chilly but not unbearable Winter season, a bright, green Spring with varieties of floral color and a hot Summer made for time spent in and on the water.

Visitors discover the rich heritage of the state in the nostalgic towns that lie between the Appalachian Mountains and the Okefenokee Swamp. Don’t forget to stop and sample the tastes of the region like sweet tea, cornbread, black-eyed peas, barbecue and peach pie in one of the locals’ favorite spots. No matter where you visit in Georgia, Georgians will greet you with a true dose of Southern hospitality.

Listed in these pages are some of the online resources of the Lions of Georgia.  Be sure to visit often as more web sites are introduced and updated.  If you are a visitor from outside of the state, please plan to visit. Our clubs are eager to receive visitors – Lions and non-Lions and would love to share ideas of Serving others.

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation provides vision and hearing services through education, detection, prevention and treatment.

Georgia Lions Camp

It is the mission of the Georgia Lions’ Camp, Inc. to provide personal growth experiences for children, teens and adults with visual impairments through the use of recreation, education, socialization and rehabilitation in an outdoor setting.

In Memory

Lion Marion “Buddy” Buck – Condolences

It is with great sadness that I report the death of Lion Marion "Buddy" Buck on Friday, 7 July 2017. Buddy was a Charter Member of National Hills Lions Club and a WWII Army Veteran having landed at Normandy Beach on D2 and later fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He...

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MD18 Georgia Lions State Convention 2018

2018 MD-18 Georgia Lions State Convention Friday, May 18 thru Sunday, May 20, 2018 Unicoi State Park 1788 Highway 356 Helen, Georgia 30545 Bring family and enjoy a weekend of fun. Relax in North GA Moutains, tour beautiful Helen, while spending time with family and...

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MD18 Lions Leadership Camp

The MD18 Global Leadership Team recently sponsored a first-ever Lions Leadership Camp at our Georgia Lions Camp in Waycross, GA.  With six facilitators leading the Camp, 28 Georgia Lions completed the weekend sessions.  The purpose of the Camp was to identify and...

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