The Elizabeth Borinquen Lions Club was chartered on April 30, 1993 in Elizabeth, New Jersey by the District Governor Eddie England. Borinquen is the Taino (native inhabitants) name for the Island of Puerto Rico.
Our club, although of Puerto Rican roots, welcomes all to join and has the desire to serve the community. Prospective members must follow the mission of LIONS International which is to serve the visually impaired and the less fortunate. The Elizabeth Borinquen Lions projects are: the Cure for Cancer campaign, diabetes prevention and awareness, youth services and other projects. The Club has adopted several International and State projects such as: The Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, Tree Planting Campaign, Diabetes Awareness and other projects.
Lion Carlos J. Alma, founding member and charter president, started as a Lion in the Newark Borinquen Lions Club.
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.