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About Lions Club

What is the Lions Club?

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members - who perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas - are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it.

When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you're doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world.

What do we do?

Local Community Projects

Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local community projects and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest. And our Leo Program provides personal development through youth volunteer opportunities. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian community projects around the world. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Want to join?

Contact a local member to find out if you can attend a meeting to learn more about the club and about becoming a member.

Meetings Days: are the second and fourth Wednesday of the month (no meetings take place during the months of July and August).

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Place: The White Birch Golf Course

We now have a Leo's Club as well. If you are 18 and younger you are welcome to join.

Current Officers:

President Anne Marie Holland  
Immediate Past President Lynne Johnson  
Vice President Kelly Cousins  
2nd Vice President Terry Stinson  
3rd Vice President Bruce Schmidt  
Secretary Aaron Bennett  
Treasurer Nicole Spohr  
Membership Chair Kelly Cousins  
Lion Tamer Sean Hardner  
Tail Twister Larry Wolfe  
Board of Directors

Roy Holland
Russ Martino
Cal Stinson
Roger Wolfe


Visit Lions Club International for more information

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