Lionism began on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize, when three local men, namely Wilfredo Alamilla, Alan Forman, and Pedro Salazar Sr. (who were members of the Belize City Lions Club), decided to start their own club in their village home of San Pedro. On October 25, 1975, the San Pedro Lions Club was officially chartered, boasting an enrollment of 36 members. 45 years later, this historical event is celebrated by the San Pedro Lions Club as they reflect on the history of their hardworking club that is dedicated to SERVE their beloved community.