To become a Lion is to become an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in your community, and a friend to people in need.
Service To Community . . .
- Wheelchair ramp construction & installation When called upon, the Club does its best to honor requests to build and install handicap ramps which provide improved mobility for the recipient.
- Assistance to individuals with vision and hearing difficulties A hallmark of our service is providing vision and hearing aids to the needy.
- Eyeglass recycling The Club collects eyeglasses and hearing aids for the Wisconsin Lions Camp to recycle for the less fortunate.
- Highway 45 clean-up Three times a year Club members clean up trash on a 2 mile stretch of highway 45 south of Clintonville.
Service To Youth . . .
- Peace Poster Contest Students in grades 5 through 7 each fall are invited to participate in the international competition sponsored by Lions Clubs International. The purpose of the contest is to emphasize to young people everywhere the importance of world peace.
- Senior Class Graduation Banquet In June of each year the high school graduating class is honored with a banquet served to them and their family, along with an inspirational "send-off" speaker and a year-in-review slide show.
- Scholarships to two graduating senior Every year the Club give outh Lloyd Eggleston memorial Scholarship to two service minded high school graduates.
Annual Recognitions . . .
- Citizen Volunteer In the fall of each year the Club pays tribute to an area citizen who has distinguished themselves in volunteer service to others.
- Teacher-of-the-Year At the senior banquet an oustanding teacher is recognized.
Club Fundraisers . . .
- Annual Rose Sale Club members sell roses by the dozen the month before Easter to generate funds to support its service project budget.
- Annual Spring Carnival Sponsorship of the annual carnival in downtown Clintonvile is another important fundraiser used to support the Club's service project budget.
- Brat Fry Two scheduled weekend brat frys at Econo Foods not only add to the service project budget, but also increase our community exposure and are a fun time.
- Mints As a continuous, ongoing fundraiser, mints are placed at local retailers and sold directly from a display.
- Entertainment Night Along with the Rotary Club, an evening performance is held each March.
Financial Support To Lions Camp . . .
The Wisconsin Lions Camp is dedicated to providing a quality camping experience free-of-charge to eligible Wisconsin residents who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, youth with mild cognitive disabilities, and youth with diabetes. Situated on a 440 acre wildlife refuge, the camp is surrounded by a wide variety of habitats. It is located just north of Route 66 in Rosholt, just 16 miles from Stevens Point.
Additional Financial Support To . . .
- Longfellow School 4th grade environmental field trip
- Clintonville A's Fireworks
- Beat the Heat
- Clintonville Historical Society
- Navarino Nature Center
- Badger Boys State
- Badger Girls State
- State and International Lions Projects
Current Special Community Project . . .
- Working with the city's Park & Recreation Department to develop a frisbee golf course in Olen Park
Past Special Projects . . .
- Construction of the Lions open shelter in Olen Park
- Construction of the more permanent skate park