Welcome to the Encinitas Lions Club!

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The Encinitas Lions Club was chartered in December 1991 and is part of Lions Clubs International.

Upcoming events, fundraisers, community projects and meetings are on our Calendar and Club Events Archives tab!

Our Mission Statement:  To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

Gift of Sight Day: Free Vision Screening

For many years, California Lions Clubs and Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation have sponsored dozens of “Gift of Sight” events throughout Southern California.

At these one day events, free vision screenings are provided by volunteer Ophthalmologists and Optometrists to all comers, regardless of need or income.  In addition, each person is provided with a free pair of refurbished eyeglasses on the spot, based on the results of the eye exam.  At the Encinitas event a free Hearing Screening is also available.  All equipment and supplies have been provided by generous donors.

Encinitas Lions is privileged to be able to host a Gift of Sight day scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024.  Typically, several hundred people are seen at each of these events, and the majority leaves with glasses at no cost.  Since Medi-Cal does not provide glasses, the need is greater than ever.

As you can imagine, it takes nearly 100 volunteers on site for each event, and it’s a long, busy day!

How can you help?  We are in need of food donations to feed these dedicated volunteers breakfast and lunch (finger foods are best.).  Can you help to support this life changing program with a donation of food and beverages for our volunteers? 

Please contact Lion Rinkie Pollack at  or 760-436-8109 if you are able to make a Food donation to help us make a free, life-changing resource available to the members of our community, of all ages, especially those with financial hardship. 


Encinitas Lions Club Champagne Movie Night - 2019 Stay Tuned!



Lions Club International 2018 Peace Poster Contest was a Picture Perfect Success!

Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful event possible! Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Friends of the Encinitas Library, Karla Mulry, Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse, Dupty Mayor of Encinitas Joe Mosca, Students from OakCrest Middle school who participated. Thank you to Leucadia 101 Main Street Association for your mentorship.

Encinitas Lions Club 23rd Annual Blind Surf Event.. was a Raging Success!

This event is never a disappointment. A young family arrived all the way from Phoenix, AZ to let their 8-year-old blind son try surfing for the first time. The mom was excited and worried and shared their wonderful story of bring their son to CA to experience the ocean. They Started in San Francisco at a sailing event, when someone told them about our Blind Surf day! So excited to know they could still make it down in town, they flew down to San Diego and spent their last weekend watching their son ride his wave!

Some of our blind guest return year after year and share how they look forward to this day, and that they will be back next year! The volunteer photographers took so many wonderful shots from the guide dogs getting the day off to frolic in the white water to first time surfers standing up and asking, “did you get me standing up?!” “Yes”, the photographer would respond. This answer is always followed with the biggest smile.

The Encinitas Lions Club truly care out our mission to serve our community in multiple ways… as with all we do, it is with heart and to set the example that that greatest joys come from serving and surfing with your neighbors! Please visit the Encinitas Lions Club Facebook page to see the day captured in pictures! 




We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at:

Borelli's, 285 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024

12:00 pm and conclude at 1:00 pm

Please call 760-212-8225 for more information.

The meetings are open to the community, members and invited friends to socialize, listen to guest speakers and learn more about Lions as we review club business.

Please send us a message you would like to join us, and you will be our guest for lunch!



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