About Us

The Lions Club of Gold Canyon began as an idea put forth by the Lions Club in Globe, Arizona.  They felt that the unincorporated area West of them, called Gold Canyon, was growing fast enough to support a club.  Signs were posted about an organizational meeting to be held in February 1999.  At the initial meeting eight prospective members immediately completed membership applications.  Since it took 20 members to form a Club, they knew there was a lot of work ahead of them to meet this goal.  After several general and organizational meetings, the group successfully reached 23 prospective members and initiated the paper work to secure a charter for the new club.  The name was to be “The Lions Club of Gold Canyon” and it would meet twice a month, September through May.  Our Club Charter was officially issued on May 19, 1999.

 Our Founding President,  Royce Brownfield, served 3 years.  During that time a strong leadership progression was developed to insure our continued growth.

We have grown from the original 23 members to approximately 53 dedicated men and women.  The proceeds from our fund raising activities have been returned to the community dollar for dollar. Over the years we have contibuted many thousands of dollars to community support

Gold Canyon Lions Club Mission Statement

To serve our community by volunteering our time and providing financial assistance, particularly as related to sight and hearing, to the physically challenged, underprivileged, elderly, and youth of our local communities and, where appropriate, internationally in accordance with the mission of Lions Club International.

Gold Canyon Lions Club Objectives

We are a service club of men and women dedicated to helping those in our community who are living with sight and hearing challenges. In addition, our club currently supports:

The Lions Arizona Camp Tatiyee for physically challenged and special needs children and adults.

Scholarship for Apache Junction School District students.

The Gold Canyon Food bank and Apache Junction Project Help.

Help for needy families at Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Sight Testing at local schools. Eye exams, glasses and hearing aids assistance for those with financial needs.

Leader Dog training and assistance for the visually challenged.

Arizona Sight & Hearing Foundation.

CAFFA (Community Alliance Against Family Abuse). Legacy Project, CAAFA Library.

Apache Junction Boys & Girls Club.

Lions Club International Fund for worldwide disaster assistance.

Diabetes Research-Lions Club International.

And in general: protecting the environment, youth, relieving hunger, vision and hearing programs, while striving to meet humanitarian needs.


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