Meetings

Club Activities:

FUND RAISING PROJECTS

Flags on Anacortes Streets:

Local businesses show their true colors by paying for the Flags that Lions display on eight holidays during the year!  Flag Donations fund Lions activities for the community. The Lions Club places nearly 300 flags around town on eight holidays a year. When a business or organization pays a $35 donation to have a flag displayed in front of its building, the club drills a hole in the curb and brings the flag and a flag pole out each holiday.  The flag program is our most important fund raiser and is a source of great community pride. 

Food Truck Fund Raisers:

The Anacortes Lions club raises money by selling food at events throughout the year, including Waterfront Days, Oyster Run, Shipwreck Days and the North Whidbey Lions Car Show.  Hot dogs, hamburgers, Curlie Fries and more are our specialties.

COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECTS:

All money raised is used to provide services for our community. Administrative costs are covered by member dues.  A few of the services provided include:

Vision and Hearing Screenings for school children:

Each year, the club pays for tests on both hearing and vision for all Anacortes School District students in kindergarten, first, second, third, fifth and seventh grades — about 1,200 kids.  Also, we coordinate the Kindergarten Round-up for hearing and sight tests for pre-kindergarten children.  A semi-truck brings in a trailer with specialized equipment, including a soundproof room for advanced testing of hearing and a special camera that can be used to check kids’ eyes. 

Scholarships provided for Anacortes High School Graduates

Eye Glasses and Hearing Aids and Exams:

The Lions Club pays for Eye and Hearing Exams, Glasses and Hearing Aids for those who can’t afford them. They also collect used glasses to be distributed by Lions Club International to people in countries around the world.

​Sponsoring of Community Activities:

Annual community activities sponsored by the Lions include the Easter Egg Hunt at Causland Park, an Easter Egg Hunt for Special Needs Children and Adults and the Christmas Parade.  Additional Donations support the services of Anacortes Police Department, Anacortes Fire Department, Island Hospital, Anacortes Public Library, Camp Horizon for Special Needs campers, and other activities as needed.

Another Successful Easter Egg Hunt!  April 16, 2017, 1 pm Causland Park

White Cane Days:

The group participates in White Cane Day by setting up a booth in the community handing out small white canes to bring attention to vision issues. Recipients are asked for a donation in return, and the money goes to a Lions Club eye bank, which helps fund cornea and eye surgeries around the world.

 

 

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