Club News – Feb 2019

The final service the Tieton Lions in Washington performed before disbanding was to leave the Highland School District a legacy. The Lions donated an 8-by-12-foot American rollup flag to the school in honor of Harold and Pat Hambelton, longtime supporters of youth in the community. In Quebec, Canada, the Knowlton Lions contributed CA$3,000 from their […]

Club News – March 2019

The Simcoe Lynn Valley Lions in Canada contributed CAN$500 (US$379) to the Children’s Aid Society for their Foster Children’s Holiday Party. The club also sponsored three families, supplying them with food and gifts. In Michigan the Sandusky Lions dedicated a digital sign to the Sandusky City Library and donated a Lion’s drinking fountain for the […]

Club News – April 2019

The Middletown Children First Lions Club in Virginia dedicated a Little Free Library in their town to honor Past International Director Wayne Davis, a Shawnee Lions Club member who died on October 19, 2018. His wife, Lion Marge Davis, a charter member of the Middletown Children First Lions Club, died shortly before him on September […]

Club News – June 2019

The Stillwater Noon Lions in Oklahoma checked the vision of 1,249 pre-K through second grade students in Stillwater schools, and this year included students of all ages in private schools and home schooled. The San Antonio Founder Lions Club in Texas participated in the Elf Louise Christmas Project, a county-wide event providing gifts to children, […]

Club News – July 2019

In Pennsylvania, Boy Scout John E. Yaletchko III made wooden eyeglass collection boxes for the Avon Grove Lions as his Eagle Scout project. The boxes will be placed in various locations in the Avondale West Grove area to collect used glasses. In Michigan, the Almont Lions Club sponsored two Almont girls in Lions’ contests. Jenny […]

Club News – Sept 2019

The Bristol Lions Club in Connecticut worked with the New England Carousel Museum and Connecticut Radio Information Service to provide an audio tour of the museum’s exhibits for the visually impaired. A cellphone app allows each visitor to take an audio tour of the museum’s collection of hand-carved wooden horses and the historic carousel. Nineteen […]

Club News – Oct 2019

In Missouri, members of the Mound City Lions Club used the District 26-M4 disaster response trailer to assist with the cleanup of flooded apartments in the spring. In New Jersey, the Fanwood Lions thank their community for 70 years of support, allowing Lions to help the blind through their White Cane Drive, and to support […]

Club News – Dec 2019

Every year, the Sale Creek Lions in Tennessee host the Kids’ Christmas Party with Santa. Children’s names are submitted by teachers. Santa gives each child a new coat, shoes, and an outfit of clothes, plus toys. Families receive a basket of fruit and boxes of groceries, and each child receives a large framed picture of […]

Club News – Jan 2020

Members of the Portage Lions Club in Michigan drove to Ohio and delivered plastic pill bottles to Matthew 25: Ministries. Roughly 396 gallons of pill bottles collected by Lions in District 11-B2 were kept out of landfills. Florence Evening Lions Club President Whalon Hilley pinned the Lions badge on granddaughter Lion Natalie Shealy. As a […]

Club News – April 2020

The Phoenix Metro Lions in Arizona participated in Arizona‘s Service Rally Day with their Pathways to Reading Project. They have provided more than 80,000 books to underserved children through this major project. At Mountain View School they gave out 650 books, free to children from pre-kindergarten through third grade. Tim Pasquarelli, a Lion in Arizona, […]

Club News – July/August 2020

In recognition of Earth Day 2020, the Bayse-Bryce Mountain Lions in Virginia collected 95 large bags of trash from more than 10 miles of local roads. This is an annual initiative for the club. Leonardtown Lions Club members in Maryland arranged a fundraiser to benefit Lions Camp Merrick, a summer camp providing vital services for […]

Club News – September 2020

The Avon Grove Lions in Pennsylvania partnered with Cau-de-Sac Concerts to raise money for the Bridge Food Bank at the Church of the Nazarene in West Grove.  With the help of three former Leos, the Lions raised US$1,647. The club also donated 14 hospital beds to Project Cure. The beds will be sent to the needy […]

Club News – October 2020

In Texas, the Lions have been out collecting eyeglasses during the pandemic. Lion Steve Mays came in from out of town with the trailer to gather glasses from all the clubs. The San Antonio West Side Lions turned in 1,496 pair. Members of the newly-chartered Colton Lions Club in California assisted in clean-up efforts throughout […]

Club News – November 2020

The Avon Grove Lions in Pennsylvania donated to Camp Abilities at the West Chester University to support their program for blind children, and the club raised more than US$700 for the sight impaired through their White Cane Collection. The Orchard Park Lions in New York presented local restaurant gift cards to the Father Baker Manor […]

Club News – December 2020

In Ohio, the Ashtabula Lions Club started a First Responders Project, delivering pastries each week to the area’s first responders. The Kensington Lions Club on Prince Edward Island, Canada, donated money to cover the cost for the water system in the lower level at Kensington Intermediate Senior High. In Texas, the Houston Lady Lions have […]

Club News – January 2021

The Clarendon Hills Lions Club in Illinois made it possible for the People’s Resource Center to distribute food more efficiently to those in need by donating US$110,000 for a 20-foot refrigerated box truck. The truck allows the center to have safe food transportation of fresh items, especially during summer months. On Prince Edward Island, Canada, […]

Club News – February 2021

The Lancaster New Centennial Lions Club in Texas adopted a family of nine for Christmas 2020. They donated food, toys, clothes, and furniture. The club also provided Christmas gifts for students with cancer. In Illinois, the Aurora Noon Lions worked with the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry for their first drive-thru Kids’ Pop-Up pantry at the […]

Club News – March 2021

The Almaguin Highland Lions Club sponsored a snowman contest in Ontario to support local business and encourage families to get outside and have some winter fun. Families were asked to build a snowman and post a picture of it on the club’s Facebook page. Five winners based on the number of Facebook “likes” they received, […]

Club News – April 2021

Stafford Township Lions Club in New Jersey started a Go Fund Me page for fundraising to support community projects including scholarships for graduating seniors, food gift cards, support of the Southern Regional Leo Club, free vision screenings in schools, and more. The Lemon Grove Lions in California sponsored their monthly Drive-Thru Food Distribution in their […]

Club News – May 2021

After several cancellations due to COVID-19, the Rocky Ford, Colorado Lions Club got to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a steak dinner. Guests of honor Truman Lusk and Ed Klute were named Lifetime Members of the Rocky Ford Lions Club for their years of service to the club and their community. For more than 30 […]

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 […]

Club News – July 2021

In Oklahoma, the city of Hugo honored Leo Caleb Joe, 17, with the Volunteer of the Year award. Caleb performed more than 50 hours of community service through the active Hugo Leos Club. The Snellville Lions and Lions of Georgia led by Marcia Anderson-Esson, District 18I chairperson for hunger, partnered with the local food bank […]

Club News – September 2021

In Pennsylvania, nearly 300 people attended the annual Lions Appreciation Day at Beacon Lodge Camp. Lions’ activities included games, a giant Name That Tune competition, a worship service, blind bowling, and camp tours. There was a basket raffle, an indoor expo for pin traders, a 50/50 raffle, a barbecue lunch, and The Great Duck Race. […]

Club News – October 2021

After a year’s absence due to no Western Idaho Fair, the Boise Bench Lions in Idaho got back to staffing the Found Kids Booth, a project started in 2014. Parents or guardians bring their kids to the booth to be registered, and this year 1,042 kids got a numbered arm band and contact information for […]

Club News – November 2021

The Carson City Host Lions Club in Nevada sponsored a Chalk Art Contest as part of the Nevada Day festivities. The contest was open to individuals, families, and businesses. Contestants created chalk art masterpieces on a city sidewalk based on the theme, “My Favorite Moment in Nevada.” The Lions provided chalk supplies and awarded prizes […]

Club News – December 2021

The Lions of District 13 OH2 in Ohio partnered with Pennsylvania-based Wendell August Forge to produce a handcrafted aluminum polished ornament using IP Alexander’s theme, “Service from the Heart.” The ornament was developed for resale with net proceeds dedicated to LCIF. It is available for purchase through June 30, 2022 for US$19 including tax and […]

Club News – January 2022

In New York, the Ballston Spa Lions Club delivered 60 hams to three churches in the village that have food banks. This followed their November delivery of 20 turkeys and nine other items for needy families in their community. The Sargent Area Lions Club in Texas has become a staple organization in the small coastal […]

Club News – February 2022

The Norwalk Lions Club in Wisconsin celebrated its 70th anniversary and donated US$5,000 to Sparta Area Cancer Support. Lion Jamene Farrell of the New Haven, Connecticut, Lions Club uses the Lions QUEST program in her Social/Emotional Learning classes she teaches to grades kindergarten through fourth at Seth Haley Elementary School in West Haven. For the […]

Club News – March 2022

Lions from District 11-B2 in Michigan put together 109 Valentine kits for children at Bronson’s Children’s Hospital in Kalamazoo. Generous donations were made by clubs that could not attend, and monetary donations went toward supplies and books donated to the hospital. The Dansville, New York Lions Club completed its 80th year and has had 80 […]

Club News – April 2022

Boise Bench Lions Liz and Henry Cardinale delivered books, lottery tickets, and clothing to the Idaho Veterans Home in February. The club has been involved with the home for several years doing different service activities such as landscaping, painting a gazebo, and serving dinner.   The Haverhill Lions Club in Massachusetts donated about 1,300 food items […]

Club News – May 2022

In Indiana, the Speedway Lions Club repainted the town’s 488 fire hydrants with a white and checkerboard pattern to help decorate the town and differentiate Speedway from the surrounding communities. A Speedway resident came up with the idea, and a local graphics company provided the creative design and the heat shrink decals — the same decals used on race cars. Each fire hydrant […]

Club News – June 2022

In North Carolina, the Beaufort Lions Club funds Navilens Project for the Blind at the Beaufort NC Maritime Museum. The club donated US$4,200 to the Friends of the NC Maritime Museum to fund the first step towards establishment of “Interactive Experiences” for the blind. This donation will directly fund the installation of a Navilens Navigational/Informational-Transfer […]

Club News – July 2022

In Connecticut, the Terryville Leo Club members from Eli Terry Junior Middle School placed flags on the graves of veterans at Hillside Cemetery in honor of Memorial Day. The Fargo Lions Club in North Dakota gifted “The Spirit of the Sandbagger” monument to the City of Fargo in honor of the club’s 100th anniversary. The […]

Club News – August 2022

When Aurora rescue mission Wayside Cross Ministries asked the public to donate bottled water, Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois responded with 1,800 bottles. The water is needed during the hot summer at Wayside Cross Ministries’ Master’s Touch Men’s Recovery Center, Lifespring for women and children, street outreach through the Elgin Wayside Center, and the Aurora […]

Club News – September 2022

In Illinois, the Buckley, Ashkum, and Onarga Lions Clubs combined to sponsor a fundraiser featuring a dueling piano group. Proceeds went to the Seeing Eye Dog Program. The Rutherford College Lions in North Carolina built two Blessing Boxes and placed one at Connelly Springs Town Hall and one at Rutherford College Town Hall. They keep them […]

Club News – October 2022

The Bossier City Lions Club in Louisiana put on their 69th Football Jamboree. It takes more than 500 volunteer hours to do this, bringing six area high school football teams together. Not only does the jamboree bring in funds to support the initiatives of the Bossier City Lions Club, but it also brings the community […]

Club News – November 2022

The Lemon Grove Lions in California hosted a cornhole tournament with proceeds benefitting Fisher House San Diego where families of patients receiving medical care at Naval Medical Center San Diego are offered a “home away from home” at no cost. More than a dozen Lions from the Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois took part […]

Club News – December 2022

Jefferson Lions in Texas celebrated the opening of their annual Enchanted Forest with a lighting ceremony featuring 100 decorative Christmas trees, right after the town’s Christmas parade. Jefferson Lions Club president Peggy Walker said, “It’s a Hallmark Christmas kind of thing for our community.” The Avon Grove Leos in Pennsylvania collected 800-plus stuffed animals through […]

Club News – January 2023

Aurora Noon Lions Club in Illinois hosted an American Sign-Language Santa and Mrs. Claus for a 12th annual holiday party for hearing-impaired kids. Guests included 35 deaf and hearing-impaired children from East and West Aurora school districts, plus caregivers, teachers, and friends. A dozen Noon Lions assisted, providing a pizza dinner and gifts for kids. The Owensboro Lions Club […]

Club News – February 2023

Lions Clubs in District 43Y collected winter coats for those in eastern Kentucky who continue to feel the impact of the July 2022 floods and mudslides. Donations of space heaters, blankets, electrical cords, crock pots, food, and more has been welcomed as recovery efforts continue in the cold. In Washington, Multiple District 19 Lions Clubs […]

Club News – March 2023

The Niagara Cyber Lions Charter Afternoon Club in Ontario, Canada, featured singers aged 8 to 17 from the Rising Stars youth group who entertained at the club’s charter celebration.  The arts supporting club is gathering used instruments that are retrofitted and given to youth who can’t afford them. Lemon Grove Lions Club in California had […]

Club News – April 2023

The Grifton Lions Club has been named among the fastest-growing Lions clubs in  North Carolina. The club inducted eight new members, recording a 125% growth rate.  Lion Jerry Williams received an award from International President Brian Sheehan for his achievements in fulfilling the mission of LCI. Williams is responsible for bringing in many of the […]

Club News – May 2023

Children who are blind or have low vision, along with their siblings, enjoyed an Easter tradition with a special sensory egg hunt sponsored by 11 Lions Clubs around the Greater New Orleans area of Louisiana. Lion Clubs of District 8S made donations of food, drinks, prizes, and treats for 27 pediatric clients from Lighthouse Louisiana, […]

Club News – June 2023

The second annual Lion’s CARe Cruise with the Deerfield, Marshall, Cottage Grove and Cambridge Lions Clubs in Wisconsin included a poker run, food and raffles in the morning, bowling, and a bean bag toss for cash prizes in the afternoon, plus the Miracle League Spring Exhibition game with music. Proceeds benefitted the Miracle League of […]

Club News – July 2023

The James City Lions in Virginia used the SPOT screener on the Lions Sight and Hearing Van to conduct vision screenings for members of Arc of Greater Williamsburg, an organization advocating for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and serving them and their families. For the 13th year, the Ysleta, Five Points, and Del Norte […]

Club News – August 2023

The Long Point Lions Club and the Long Point Lioness Lions in Ontario, Canada, hosted an evening meal for the A2 Lions International Youth Exchange. The Visalia Rescue Mission asked the Visalia Breakfast Lions in California to be a sponsor of their Back-to-School Block Party where they distribute backpacks full of school supplies. The Lions […]