Welcome to the Hannibal LIONS Club!
Here's where you'll find out who our upcoming speakers are, who belongs to our club, a few fun photos and how to join us.
We meet every Wednesday at noon at Golden Corral on McMasters's Avenue. We have a great group of members who have fun every week.
As one of our members put it, "I've visited every club in Hannibal, and the Hannibal LIONS Club was having the most fun - so that's the club I joined."
Take a look around and come have lunch with us. You'll have a good time while doing good in the community. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.
Every year our Lions Club Pork Steak Barbecue is our biggest fundraiser. All proceeds go to help people in our community with eyeglasses, eye exams and other eye related health issues. So when you buy a pork steak dinner, you're giving back to the community. It is usually held the second Wednesday in August and we serve both lunch and dinner.
The Hannibal Lions Club is the 46th in the world! We were the first Lions Club in Missouri and in 2015 we are proud to be celebrating our 100th year. Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one non-governmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
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.