Eden Prairie Lioness Club

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Who Are the Lioness?

Eden Prairie Lioness is a volunteer organization in partnership with the Eden Prairie Lions Club. The club is made up of civic-minded women representing a cross section of our community. The Lioness club was chartered in 1975 and has been proudly serving the Eden Prairie community since.

Members are motivated by the desire to contribute back to the community and to the Lions causes—such as the Hearing research, Sight research, the Lions Foundation, Diabetes research. The club has dedicated 75% of proceeds to stay in the community and the remainder to Lions causes.

 

History

Lioness clubs evolved from the work of women serving in Lions Club Auxilliaries supporting activities and goals of their local Lions Clubs. In 1975, the Lions Club Board of Directors voted to recognize thes auxilliaries and for the first time, these separate women's groups were united under one name, one banner, one emblem and one constitution. By June 1975, there were 496 Lioness Clubs with a total membership of 12,400 women. This grew to over 6,100 clubs with over 160,000 members in 97 nations.

In 1976, Lions International ruled that all Lions auxiliary women's clubs should have a common name, easily translated into all world languages. Thus, on April 26th, 1976, a recognition banquet was held at Hotel Sofitel in Bloomington, MN. All clubs in the 5M District were united under the name Lioness, the new International name for all women's clubs sponsored by a Lions Club. Currently, Lioness Clubs are not recognized by Lions International.