During the early period, the Belpre Lions met in different area churches with the first meeting being held in the Belpre Congregational Church. The Marietta Noon Lions was our sponsoring club and our charter night, with 63 charter members, was held at the Belpre High School auditorium on March 25, 1953. Approximately 170 guests attended the event and entertainment was provided by the Lions Club Quartet of Parkersburg, WV.
The Lions is the largest service club organization in th world. It is noted for its work in sight saving. The Belpre Lions is no exception. Financail assistance continues to be provided to local citizens to help pay for eye exams and eye glasses.
Our club was but a year old when we took on the project of seating, lighting and showers for the football stadium.
Today, many projects haved helped our community. Many old and new projects need to be developed and completed in the futrure. Your help is needed to help make the future come true.We are always looking for new members. If you are interested in becoming a Belpre Lion or interested in any of our projects, contact any club member or attend one of our meetings.
Belpre area youth ages 12-18 interested in joining the Belpre LEO club should contact Dianne Smith.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.