Lionism came to West Virginia on September 30, 1921, when the Charleston Lions Club was chartered. Judge Ben Moore was District Governor over a single district (29). By 1941-1942, Lionism grew to the point that District 29 divided into two sub-districts, 29-W and 29-V. In the Lions' Year 1947-1948, a third sub-district, 29-A, was added.
Club extension and membership growth allowed the formation of an additional sub-district in 1959-1960. That left the structure in West Virginia to include Districts 29-L, 29-I, 29-O, and 29-N.
July 1st initiated a big change in Multiple District 29!
The Multiple District comprised within the borders of West Virginia previously had four sub-districts (L, I, O, and N). Due to declining membership over the last several years, a plan to down-size to three sub-districts was submitted and subsequently approved by Lions Clubs International.
The re-districting, and renaming of the three remaining sub-districts (now L, C, and I) went into effect on July 1, 2015.