Our International President Douglas Alexander
As a Lion for more than 35 years, International President Douglas X. Alexander has always led with his heart. His career and his life have been defined by family, a passion for service, and a dedication to inspiring leadership and kindness in those around him for the benefit of their communities.
Kindness in Action
What makes our family of service so unique is that we never stop growing. Our door is always open, an invitation to those who want to be a part of it. We are a place where people answer the calls of their hearts to serve and are welcomed with open arms. We offer everyone the opportunity to participate in something bigger than us all: the selfless service of others. The heartbeat of service. Connecting to communities through impassioned giving. Yet, what is sometimes lost in our depiction of our international association are the individuals behind the collective. We are certainly proud of our 48,000 clubs and 1.4 million members, and we use these numbers to showcase the sheer magnitude of our service and global community. This year, let’s remember the most important element of our success: you. You, and each individual Lion, are absolutely critical to our collective success. You are the heartbeat of service. This year’s message, Service from the Heart, is a call to all districts, clubs and Lions to be sure we are always leading with what brought us to Lions International to begin with – our hearts. If we let our passion for service shine through, there is absolutely nothing we can’t accomplish together