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       RECOGNIZING THE CENTENNIAL OF THE LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL

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                            HON. BRIAN BABIN

                                of texas

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, January 13, 2017

  Mr. BABIN. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize the Centennial Year 
of the Lions Club International.
   Founded by Melvin Jones in June, 1917, the Lions Club was 
established as a place where men of, ``drive, intelligence and 
ambition,'' could come together and, ``put their talents to work 
improving their communities.'' It was Jones' vision that the Lions Club 
become the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
   Indeed, 100 years later the Lions Club has become an international 
movement with 1.4 million men and women across nearly 200 countries--
including my hometown of Woodville, Texas. Across the globe, the Lions 
Club is empowering volunteers to serve their communities, meet 
humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international 
understanding. As a Lions Club member myself, I share this commitment 
to serving others.
  My own club, in Woodville Texas is part of Lions Club District 2-S1, 
and the 36th Congressional District that I represent is encompassed by 
both Lions Club Districts 2-S1 and 2-S2. Members within these districts 
are paragons of servant leadership, and have mobilized to support 
countless worthy causes across Texas--including natural disaster 
recovery, vision screenings and diabetes awareness. I want to take the 
time to personally thank each Lions Club within these two districts, 
and commend the dedication and servant leadership that each Lion gives 
to their community.
   District 2-S1: Alto Lions Club, Angelina County Ladies Lions Club, 
Beaumont Breakfast Lions Club, Beaumont Founders, Beaumont South/Forest 
Park Lions Club, Beckville Lions Club, Bridge City Lions Club, Buna 
Lions Club, Burkeville--Toledo Bend Lions Club, Carthage Noon Lions 
Club, Center Noon Lions Club, Chester Lions Club, Corrigan Lions Club, 
Cushing Lions Club, Diboll Lions Club, Dick Dowling Lions Club, 
Garrison Lions Club, Groveton Lions Club, Hamshire Fannett Lions Club, 
Hemphill Lions Club, Jacksonville Lions Club, Jasper Evening Lions 
Club, Jasper Lions Club, Kirbyville Lions Club, Lamar University, 
Little Cypress Lions Club, Livingston Lions Club, Lufkin Evening Lions 
Club, Lufkin Host Lions Club, Lumberton Lions Club, Metro Lions Club, 
Nacogdoches Breakfast Lions Club, Nacogdoches Ladies Lions Club, 
Nederland Professional Lions Club, New Summerfield Lions Club, Newton 
Lions Club, Onalaska Greater Lions Club, Orange Lions Club, Orange Noon 
Lions Club, Panola County Lions Club, Port Arthur Founders, Port Neches 
Lions Club, Rusk Lions Club, San Augustine Lions Club, Shelbyville 
Lions Club,

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Silsbee Lions Club, Sour Lake Lions Club, South County Breakfast Lions 
Club, Spurger Lions Club, Trinity Lions Club, Vidor Lions Club, Winnie 
Stowell Lions Club, Woodville Lions Club.
  District 2-S2: Alief Lions Clubs, Anahuac Lions Clubs, Barbers Hill 
Lions Clubs, Baytown Lions Clubs, Brookshire/Pattison Lions Clubs, 
Cleveland Lions Clubs, Conroe Noon Lions Clubs, Crosby Lions Clubs, Cut 
and Shoot Family Lions Clubs, Dayton Noon Lions Clubs, Deer Park Lions 
Clubs, Hardin Lions Clubs, Hempstead Lions Clubs, Houston Aldine & 
Spring Area Lions Clubs, Houston City-Fair Lions Clubs, Houston Founder 
Lions Clubs, Houston Fil-Am Lions Clubs, Houston Greenspoint Lions 
Clubs, Houston Heights Lions Clubs, Houston Hobby Airport Lions Clubs, 
Houston Lady Lions Clubs, Houston Memorial Lions Clubs, Houston Midwest 
Lions Clubs, Houston Millennium Lions Clubs, Houston Northwest Lions 
Clubs, Houston Royal Oks Lions Clubs, Houston Southwest Lions Clubs, 
Houston Space City Lions Clubs, Houston Sports Lions Clubs, Houston 
Spring Branch Lions Clubs, Houston Westbury Lions Clubs, Huffman Lions 
Clubs, Humble Lions Clubs, Humble Noon Lions Clubs, Huntsville Lions 
Clubs, Katy Lions Clubs, Kingwood Lions Clubs, Klein Lions Clubs, La 
Porte Lions Clubs, Liberty Lions Clubs, Magnolia Lions Clubs, 
Montgomery Lions Clubs, Panorama Lions Clubs, Pasadena Lions Clubs, 
Prairie View A&M University Lions Clubs, Sam Houston State University 
Lions Clubs, South Montgomery County Lions Clubs, The Woodlands Lions 
Clubs, Tomball Lions Clubs, Twin City Lions Clubs, Walker County Lions 
Clubs, Waller Lions Clubs.
  On behalf of the 36th Congressional District of Texas, I commend the 
Lions for their 100 years of service to our communities across East 
Texas, to our nation and to those in need across the world.

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