Department of India Post issued Rs. 15 stamp commemorating The International association of lions clubs on its centenary. It is an international non-political service organization established originally in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, by Melvin Jones. It is now headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. As of March 2016, it had over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members (Lions & LEO) in more than 200 countries around the world.