Some of our members at the 2014 West Virginia State Lions Convention
If you are interested in making a difference in your community, one way is to join the Lions Club. Lions have a mission "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs."1 Lions have made a special project of eliminating blindness and eye diseases and helping the less fortunate obtain the services they need to maintain eye health. Lions also help in the fight against hearing loss, and the fight against diabetes, a major cause of blindness.
The Charleston Southridge Pacesetter Lions Club tries to follow in these footsteps by providing services to the Southridge area as well as contributing to the larger community. We provide free eye examinations and eyeglasses to over a dozen people per year; we recycle over 3,000 eyeglasses and hearing aides per year; we donate to the West Virginia Sight Foundation yearly; we send a child to Camp Nacoma Diabetic Summer Camp yearly; and we help local charities.
If you think you might be interested in joining us, please contact us at the address below.
1Mission statement of the Lions Club International Foundation.
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.