Where There's a NEED, There's a LION
Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.
Our 46,000 clubs and 1.4+ million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.
The Meadowdale Racetrack held its inaugural race on Sept. 14, 1958.
Called the Mecca of Auto Racing in the Midwest, this track featured the longest straight-away in the world as well as the steepest turn in the world - the 45 degree “Monza wall!”
Many racing heroes of the '50s and '60s appeared at Meadowdale. Jim Jeffords, Lance Reventlow, Rodger Ward, Curtis Turner, Fred Lorenzen, Al Unser, Bobby Unser, Roger Penske, Harry Heuer, Jim Hall, Lloyd Ruby, Augie Pabst, Jim Rathmann and Mark Donohue were just a few of the drivers that raced at Meadowdale during its heyday.