Lions Club International is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The organization's charity work will be acknowledged with a miniature sheet of two domestic no-value indicator stamps designed by Klaus Welp. The stamps depict the organization's pins from around the world. "They express internationality, colour and diversity," Welp says.
The organization works actively at the local level through the various Lions Clubs. In Finland, it has operated for 67 years: the first club was founded in Helsinki in 1950. Finland's 925 Lions Clubs have just over 24,000 members.
The goal of the Finnish Lions Clubs for 2014-2018 is to serve 1.8 million people. Proceeds from the Red Feather campaign are donated in their entirety to work preventing the marginalization of youth. The benefactor of the campaign is President of the Republic Sauli Niinistö.
The Lions organization will celebrate its 100th anniversary on June 7, 2017.