The history of the Lions Club Ljubljana is to a large extent also the history of Slovenian lionism. The first Slovenian Lions Club was established on the initiative of the primordial lion Borut MiklavÄiÄa, who was the consul general of Yugoslavia in Austria in that time and who accepted an invitation to a Lions Club Carinthia evening in Klagenfurt in 1989. He recognised the deep humane core of the movement and the idea, which impressed him, so he started to search for adherents.
27 founding members (some of them moved to another club: Janez BohoriÄ, today LK Bled; Janko PopoviÄ, today LK Ljubljana Forum; the regretfully deceased Henrik Ubeleis and Zvest Appolonio and two members, who are no longer part of the organisation: Jaka Penca and Matija Å kof) have built the founding ground, established connections to European clubs and started the activities. Theyâve built a majestic fortress â¢ in only six years the club grew into a strong district with 20 independent clubs, marked as District 129 in the Lions organisation.
Today Slovenia has 52 clubs with 1500 members and belongs to countries with the highest number of LC members per thousand inhabitants. This number is still growing irrepressibly! A considerable fact hereby is that every fifth Slovenian Lions organisation member is a woman!
Furthermore, the Slovenian Lions founded the first LC in Bosnia & Herzegovina and Macedonia in the time of the war in Yugoslavia. In cooperation with Croatian Lions we still support the development of new clubs in these states, and this year we received the Â»Coordinating LionÂ« for the development of lionism in Serbia and Montenegro. We transfer our experience to all Lions of Central and East Europe.
In the meantime, the history and the role of the Lions Club Ljubljana had also its idependant development. The membership now extended to 33 members and since 1990 there were 28 chairmanships:
Chairman: Irena TerÄelj Schweizer, secretary: Tina KocijanÄiÄ, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: DuÅ¡an PapeÅ¾, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: Martin Logar, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: Darinka PavliÄ Kamien, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: Igor Bartenjev, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: Bogi Pretnar Kozinc, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic.
Chairman: Borut Lah, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic:
Chairman: Miro Bogataj, secretary: Jasna Å egan, treasurer: Iztok Lajovic
Chairman: Dunja BohoriÄ, secretary: Polona BohoriÄ, treasurer: Andrej Å ircelj
Chairman: Josip Å koberne
Chairman: Ivan SaÅ¡a GerÅ¾ina
Chairman: Vladimir Braco MuÅ¡iÄ
Chairman: Iztok Lajovic, secretary: Dunja BohoriÄ
Chairman: Ivo BaniÄ, secretary: Dunja BohoriÄ
Chairman: Ivan KoÅ¾elj, secretary: Dunja BohoriÄ
Chairman: Mario JegliÄ
Chairman: Vladimir Borisov
Chairman: Cvetka SelÅ¡ek
Chairman: Janez Lajovic
Chairman: Tone Prosenc
Chairman: Stojan PlesniÄar
Chairman: Janez BohoriÄ, secretary: Jernej KosmaÄ
Chairman: Borut MiklavÄiÄ, secretary: Jernej KosmaÄ, treasurer: NuÅ¡a KerÅ¡evan