I joined the Matsuyama Chuo Lions Club and attended the commencement ceremony with my wife today. My mentor advised me to enroll in the Lions Club which he belonged to. I didn't know much about the club, but I thought it's never bad to follow him.
The Lions Club was established in 1907 in Chicago, proposed by Melbin Jones who used to be a member of the Rotary Club. While the Rotary Club serves society individually or as each job group, the Lions Club was set up for serving by strengthening its teamwork. It appears in the difference between the Rotary Club's motto, "I Serve" and the Lions Club one, "We Serve". Each letter stands for Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety.
In Japan, the first Lions Club was established in 1952, being sponsored by the Manila Lions Club. It increased year by year to reach 3311 by the end of March, 2010. For your information, the number in the club is 45740 in the world at present. It performs lots of social welfare campaigns. My first activity will be to clean up one of the main tourist attractions in my hometown.
Anyway, I don't know exactly what it is, but I feel a sense of anticipation as a new member of the Lions Club.
enroll [自] (学校に) 入学する, (講座に) 登録する, (組織に) 入会する
enroll in sth ＜…＞に登録する
He plans to enroll in college in the fall. 彼は秋に大学に入学する予定でいる．