The Carson Valley Lions Club was chartered in the spring of 1953 through a collaboration of farmers from Smith Valley and local farmers and business leaders of Carson Valley.
The first project action involved serving Carson Valley schools to provide sight screenings, eyeglasses and care for students
Today the Carson Valley Lions number 30 members made up of caring and compassionate people devoted to community service. “WE SERVE” Carson Valley need through numerous service projects and fundraisers. Projects focus on Youth, Relieving Hunger, Vision and Environmental. Check out more of our history and scope of service projects here
Lions also serve Global need by partnering with Lions Club International Foundation to relieve people suffering from natural disasters.
Learn more about LCIF here.
As Lions Club International approaches its Centennial year, our small yet mighty club is Centennial ready and proud to announce that Carson Valley Lions will be hosting District 46 Convention in April 2017 in the town of Minden.
The Carson Valley Lions welcome individuals to learn more about what Lions do. If you are interested in taking an active role in supporting your community through Lions, we invite you to join us during our regular club meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. We gather at Jethro’s Oven and Grill in Gardnerville 6-7 pm is dinner and 7pm to adjournment is meeting and program. Or... come serve with us in the community. Visit our calendar page for volunteer opportunities.
Now is an amazing time to join Carson Valley Lions. Lions Club International is the largest service club organization in the world providing help to first their local community then to the Country and Globally. Please visit our Club Projects page to learn more about the good work Carson Valley Lions do.
I sold my home in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area following retirement and moved to my lake home near the small resort community of Garrison, Minnesota, Population 210. I had been a member of Rotary International and wanted to be involved with a service organization again. Like many others, I get a good feeling about myself when I can help others in need. Garrison had no Rotary, but it did have a strong Lions Club with 30 members. The Club had placed a recruitment ad in the local newspaper to which I responded, becoming a member on December 1, 2012. I was elected Club Secretary in 2014. Garrison Lions raised funds by selling burgers and brats throughout the summer tourist season, and even when the temperatures dipped to zero degrees at ice fishing contests. Other fundraisers were a Spring Style Show, Shamrocks for the Food Shelf, and Garrison Cleanup Day. The Club was fun-loving, energetic and often led in attendance at Zone meetings. We received our best rewards for our efforts from the people who shed tears of gratitude when we reached out to them with our time and gifts.
I transferred from the Garrison Lions Club to Lions Club of Carson Valley on January 1, 2016, and was elected to the Secretary’s office four months later. I have participated in a few fundraisers and events but have had limited exposure to the “feel good” side of the Club’s Service projects because of frequent travel. I’m looking forward to reducing my travel time and becoming more deeply involved in the Club’s activities. Carson Valley Lions are driven and have an impressive amount of service projects that benefit many in the valley communities. It's great to be part of a club like that!
Lion Steven Harvey
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.