Meetings

Bingo

Our club sponsors bingo at the Sunsites Community Center ever Wednesday night at 6:30 PM from September through May.  Newcomers are welcome and we will provide assistance if you have not played bingo before.

Flags Over Sunsites

Show your patriotism by displaying a flag in front of your home or business during ten major holidays throughout the year.  The Lions Club will provide the flag, display it in the morning and remove it at the end of the day.  The subscription fee for this service is only $40.00 a year and the money goes to eye care and other needs in the community.  You may print this application to subscribe. 

Vision Screening, Exams and Glasses

When school starts in the fall, we provide eye screenings for several elementary schools in the area.  We also sponsor the Arizona Vision Center eye mobile on a regular basis at the Sunsites Community Center.  Our greatest service is to provide eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford them.  We collect eye glasses, hearing aids and cell phones at several locations in Sunsites for recycling.

Scholarships

We provide a $1,000 scholarship to a VUHS senior who excels in academics and community service.  Interested VUHS seniors should contact the guidance counselor for the application package.

We also provide a $100 scholarship to the Pearce Elementary eight grade valedictorian and salutatorian.

Playground Equipment and Cover

Our club organized a community wide fund raiser to purchase the playground equipment at the Stronghold Area Recreational Park.  Later we assisted with the purchase of the shade canopy.

Heliport

Our largest project in conjunction with several other organizations in the community was to build a medical evacuation heliport.  This two-year project raised over $37,000 because of the hard work of the local community and generous donations from a few individuals and businesses in the area.  The Charlie Appel Memorial Heliport in honor of the LifeNet 12 crew who lost their lives in a tragic accident in Tucson was dedicated on February 24, 2012.

Literacy

Our club provides student mentoring at Pearce Elementary School and the annual Book Fair where students are able to select several books for themselves.

Breadbasket

We provide financial support our local food bank each year. 

Lions Little Library

Our club built, installed and registered a Little Free Library at the Stronghold Area Recreational Park in Sunsites as a Lions Centennial project.  Everyone is welcome to borrow or keep a book and donate books back to the free library.  The library is located next to the playground equipment and contains adult and children’s books.

 

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