What Is a Lions Club

What Is a Lions Club

What is a Lions Club?

We Serve –

Nearly 1.4 million members in over 46,000 Lions Clubs in over 208 countries and geographic areas answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, disaster relief, diabetes awareness, sight & hearing services, environmental issues and much more.

We are Global Neighbors –

Lions members - men and women - provide immediate and sustained relief in time of disaster and offer long-term assistance to those in need. Lions collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries and treat millions of people to prevent river blindness.

We are Community Leaders –

Lions develop & apply leadership and organization skills as they improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals, supporting youth education and recreation programs, and countless other community-improvement projects.

For over 90 years, whenever there is a need at home or around the world, Lions Club members are there to help – Together We Serve!

Who can join?

All people, male or female, 18 years of age or older, who are dedicated to improving the quality of life in communities locally and worldwide, while developing & sharing personal leadership and organization skills.



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Local Community Service

Since 1917 the Ohio Lions Club has made a positive difference in their communities and surrounding areas. During the past year, the Lions have contributed to the following charitable, community needs:

  • Eyeglasses for local residents
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation
  • Ohio Lions Foundation
  • Ohio Lions International Relations Fund
  • Ohio Lions Band Fund
  • Area Eye Banks
  • Ohio Lions Liberty Day for school children
  • Ohio Lions Diabetes Awareness Fund
  • Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation
  • Ohio Lions Sight & Hearing Fund
  • Ohio Leo Clubs
  • Ohio State School For The Blind Marching Band
  • GOOD Program
  • Camps for People with Special Needs
  • Pilot Dogs Inc.
  • American Red Cross
  • Planting of Tress
  • Food Baskets
  • Diabetes Education
  • Disaster Relief
  • Nursing Home Visits
  • Many More

& Activities

Community Projects & Activities

The Ohio Lions Clubs are actively involved in many community activities and projects that make a difference and that are fun! During the past year, the Ohio Lions have participated in the following projects and activities:

  • Sweet Corn Festival the Wednesday through Saturday before Labor Day
  • Community Breakfasts
  • Easter Egg Hunts
  • Sale of brooms, apple butter, light bulbs, and other items to raise money for community projects
  • Collecting used eyeglasses and hearing aids
  • Adopt-A-Highway
  • Lions World Service Day
  • Maintaining parks for community use
  • Sponsoring youth in athletic activities
  • American Red Cross Community Blood Drives
  • Summer Car Shows
  • Community Festivals
  • Scholarships
  • Sponsoring Peace Poster Contest
  • Raising funds for disaster relief

Mission Statement

“To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation”