The Town of Schroon Lions Club has 41 members. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with 45,000 clubs and 1.35 million members. It's history traces back to 1917 when a Chicago business leader told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. The group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.
After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the Association of Lions Clubs. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.