Title : THE 78TH LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION
Stamp Serial#
1820 
KPC#
C-1383 
MICHEL#
1844 
StanGib#
2161 
Scott#
1812 
Date of Issue
07/04/1995 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
130 won 
Design
A lion with the English name of the convention 
Designer
Lee Young-hee 
Image Area
32mm*22mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(5*4) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Minting and Security Printing Corporation 
Description
The 78th Lions Clubs International Convention is scheduled to be held with gala events in Seoul for a four-day session from July 4 through 7, 1995.

The International Association of Lions Clubs was established in the United States of America, by Melvin Jones in April, 1917, with the specific purpose of serving society. Working towards its objective of building world peace and improving conditions for humanity, Lions Clubs have engaged in humanitarian service, serving people throught the world regardless of color, religion, or ideology. The organization is the largest of all civilian service club organiztions with approximately 1.5 million members in more than 180 countries.

The name "Lions" is an acronym which atands for the words of the Lions Club's motto Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety. The clubs firmly beleive that their whole-hearted efforts in community services will inevitably contribute to the world peace. The organiztion is devoted to volunteer community service tailored to meet each local community's needs.

The first Lions Club in Korea was created in February, 1959. Currently the Korean Lions Clubs boast a total membership exceeding 57,000 persons. Each club has focused on its comunity activities on providing free medical service in remote villages, helping orphans, the elderly, and the handicapped, and organizing scholarship programs. These days, their focus has been directed toward environmental concerns, student counseling, and prevention of drug abuse.

The Ministry of Information and Communication has issued a new commemorative stamp featuring "A lion and the English name of the convention", in the hopes that the 78th Lions Clubs International Convention will serve to inspire the public with the lofty ideal of love for humanity and service and encourage participation in volunteer service activies.