Hayward, Wisconsin . . . Home of the Birkie
We want to welcome everyone to Hayward, the home of the legendary American Birkebeiner cross country ski race and the Hayward Lions Club. The Lions Club has long supported this race with volunteers working long hours to help support this community project.
Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.3 million members in 185 countries. Worldwide, Lions Clubs are recognized for their service to the blind, visually impaired, and hearing impaired. The Hayward Lions Club is no exception. Through the efforts of our local club, we raise money for the above services. There are many other worthwhile causes, such as sponsoring the Lions Camp in Rosholt, Wisconsin, where local physically and mentally challenged children and adults go for a week at no expense.
Much of the money raised by the Hayward Lions Club stays here in the community. We provide eye exams and glasses for people less fortunate. We are a major sponsor for the Quest Program and D.A.R.E. (Drug Awareness Programs for Adolescents) Programs in our Schools.
The Club not only raises funds for community projects, many countless hours of volunteer hours are a major part of the effort. A list of the many projects may be seen on a separate page.
The Hayward Lions Club . . . We Serve!
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.