The City of Hesperia is joining the world's largest service organization, Lions Clubs International. The Hesperia Lions Club will join the more than 46,000 Lions clubs making a difference in communities around the world, according to a news release.


The new club is now seeking civic-minded men and women to join them in working together to meet needs within the community.


"Lions are people who want to help, who want to make a difference, and who want to have fun while doing it," said Past District Governor Walter Gridley. "Lions give a lot to their communities, but they get back something that's even more valuable the satisfaction that comes from changing lives."


In addition to providing hands-on support, Lions clubs give members an opportunity to advance worthy causes, serve with friends and become leaders in the community.


A one-hour information session is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hesperia Library Community Room, 9650 Seventh Ave. for interested community members who want to learn more about Lions and how they can make a difference in their community.


Lion leaders will also be visiting local businesses and community leaders to invite them to join the new club. A second one-hour information session is also scheduled at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3, also at the library.


Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in 208 countries and geographical areas around the globe, the release states.


For more information on becoming a charter member of this new club, contact Gridley at 760-245-1591 or email gridleyw@aol.com. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.