Tree planting in honor of Lion Glen Griffith along Highway 20 at Section Street
The Burlington Washington Lions Club was chartered in February 1977. Edward J. Brunz is the only remaining charter member. Michael L. Forst joined the club in November 1979. Being a Lion member empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could do alone.
The Burlington Lions participate in community service projects. We have eyeglass recycling boxes around town and have several projects to benefit various groups in the Burlington-Edison School District. We have a concession trailer that was seen this year at the Back-to-School event in Maiben Park in August and at Burlington-Edison High School for “Alien Invasion,” a dance for special needs students.
The club makes a yearly donation to:
- Camp Fire Camp Kirby
- Skagit Valley Herald Christmas Fund
- Burlington Eagles Christmas Baskets
- Five $500 scholarships for college and trade schools
Each year we sponsor one team of girls and one team of boys for the Burlington Little League and Burlington Youth Soccer and provide camperships to Camp Horizon, a Lions camp for the disabled in Blaine, Washington. In 2015 we contributed $500 to The Burlington Library Foundation.
We do fundraising to have money to provide glasses and hearing aids to those who cannot afford them. Our concession trailer can be seen at soccer tournaments. We have an annual 300 Club Dinner and a Potato Feed at the Burlington Eagles and collect funds from the community the first weekend in May for “White Canes Day” to benefit the Northwest Lions Foundation in funding patient care grants and project support grants to provide eye care and hearing services for those who cannot afford them.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.