Roseville's Lions Club to explore "twinning"

Lions member says forging international relationship fosters understanding
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It's called twinning.

And it's something the Roseville Host Lions Club may consider engaging in - with another Lions group outside the United States. The goal of forging an international relationship is to foster a spirit of understanding among people around the world.

"You want an adventure? Do it through twinning," said Jack Morris, of the Loomis Lions Club during a luncheon July 18 in Roseville.

Morris said twinning encourages the sharing of information and provides an opportunity to socialize with people from other countries. The arrangement also gives Lions a chance to engage in humanitarian projects, such as donating used eyeglasses to people in developing countries. Morris's group recently entertained Lions from Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

Roseville's club used to have a twinning relationship with a club in Kobe, Japan, said President Edward Smith. His group will gauge interest on twinning again in the future at the next board meeting.

Lions Clubs International has nearly 1.35 million members in 207 countries. For more information on joining the Roseville group, call (916) 786-4800 or visit

~ Sena Christian