Special Cover – Golden Jubilee Year, Lions Club Of Mercara – By India Post
Lions Clubs International (LCI) is a secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones in 1917 at Chicago, Illinois, USA . It has over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.35 million members in over 200 countries around the world. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, United States, the organization aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.
Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, “What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?” Jones’ personal code was, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else,” reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.
The Lions motto is “We Serve.” Local Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and many other programs.
Much of the focus of Lions Clubs International work as a service club organization is to raise money for worthy causes. All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Some of the money raised for a club’s charity account goes toward projects that benefit the local community of an individual club.
Lions Club of Mercara has a history of 50 golden years. It was installed in 1965 as the first Lions Club to step Into the Coorg revenue district. It has spread Lionisum by sponsoring 10 Lions Club in Kodagu District. It is actively involved in various community services projects like Eradication of Blindness, Diabetes and other significant social causes. Lions Mercara is a well run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission and a long and proud history.
The Special Cover depicts the Lions Mercara Club building situated on Madikeri Mysore Road., the Lions logo, the Lions Lion head Logoand the centenary years. The special pictorial cancellation depicts the Lions head logo with the Lions Club of Mercara and the Golden Jubilee Years.
The stamp is of Project Rukmani.
From the Personal Collection of Viswas Menon.
Report by Viswas Menon, Madikeri
Date Of Issue:- 07.03.2015.
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