Smithfield Lions
About Us
Lions Clubs were first organized in 1917 by a Chicago businessman named Melvin Jones, who felt that members of his local business club should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities. It is a non-fraternal organization, free of "secret handshakes", dogma and doctrine and focused only on service to the community. The Lions grew quickly, going international just three years later. In her address at the International Convention in 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "the knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" and thus established the Lions enduring core purpose to aid the blind and visually impaired. Today the Lions are the world's largest service organization, with 1.3 million members in 45,000 clubs in over 200 countries around the world. The Smithfield club was chartered in 1977 and invites you to join them in their support of our community and their participation in the global Lions endeavor. 
Join today!

Contact our President, Lion Martin Payne, at 484-8455 or by email at

Or, our Secretary Lion Betty Payne, at  439-2644 or 484-8455, or by email at

Or, use our Contact Us page to send us a note and we'll get back to you!
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