Club News - June 2021

The Bancroft Lions in Wisconsin had two projects completed with the help of students from Almond-Bancroft High School. They completed a Little Library stocked with books for all ages where people can take one and leave one. And they built a “Free Little Pantry” where members worked hard to keep it stocked to meet the needs of their community.

Little free pantry by Lions Clubs International
The Bancroft Lions in Wisconsin built this “Free Little Pantry” for the people of their community. Lions and students from the Almond-Bancroft High School have kept it stocked.


In Ohio, the Ashtabula Lions Club made donations to local food pantries that were overwhelmed with need during the pandemic. The extra money allowed the pantries to carry items like soap and laundry detergent.

The Lions Clubs of District 16-N in New Jersey collected 20,000 pairs of used eyeglasses that were transported to the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center.


The Los Angeles Diamond Lions Club in California is a model club and the largest Chinese Lions club in the United States. During the pandemic, LA Diamond Lions invited senior detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department to promote self-defense and donated to numerous charities and people in need.

The Norfolk Lions Club in Nebraska held their 61st annual Pancake Feed fundraiser.

Norfolk Lions flip pancakes.
Norfolk Lions Tom Falter and Trisha Kolterman prepared pancakes at the club’s 61 annual Pancake Feed Fundraiser in Nebraska.


In Texas, the Goliad Lions Club held their first gumbo fundraiser at the Community Center in Goliad, serving a home-cooked meal of chicken and sausage gumbo, rice, potato salad, cornbread, and dessert. Proceeds benefitted the Lions Eye Bank of Texas.


The Western Pocono Lions in Pennsylvania visited a nursing home for Easter, including a visit from the Easter Bunny riding the Big Bad Bunny Bike with the Lion logo on the back.

Woman in wheel chair next to Easter bunny.
In Pennsylvania, nursing home residents enjoyed a visit from the Easter Bunny on the Big Bad Bunny Bike, thanks to Lions.

In Kansas, the Emporia Lions dedicated the completed Harold Trusler/Cleve Cook/ Lions Patio at the Lyon County fairgrounds as part of their centennial celebration.

The Mount Cheam Lions in British Columbia made 27 blankets, then rolled them up and tied them with a “wee stuffy” (small stuffed animal) to take to Canuck Place for children with life-threatening illnesses for distribution to their wee visitors.

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