Hendersonville Lions Club 1938-2016
The Hendersonville Lions Club has been serving the Hendersonville area since December 1938 and is the largest Lions Club in District 31-L (formerly 31-A), and currently has 64 members. The club’s major activity is sight conservation, including providing eye exams and eyeglasses to those in need.
Helping children with health related issues is an important club focus. Financial support was given to a child in need of a prosthetic eye, a child undergoing cleft palate reconstruction and a child awaiting a kidney transplant.
The Hendersonville Lions provided a Guide Dog to a visually impaired Iraqi War Veteran and helped furnish a Hearing Dog to a woman deaf since birth.
The Hendersonville Lions Club supports local causes like:
· 4H programs
· Youth Baseball
· Future Leaders
· Food Banks
· Hunger Walks
· Services for the Blind
· VIP Christmas Party
· Henderson County Education Foundation
· BRCC Scholarship
The club helped fund international projects supplying drinking water to a village in the Honduras and constructing a water treatment facility in Moldova.
The Hendersonville Lions major fund raisers are a Children’s Film Festival, the Big Apple Country Breakfast, Golf Outings and NCAA final game night.
The Hendersonville Lions are honored to have had five members who served as District Governor. The Hendersonville Lions have had 40 members become LCIF Melvin Jones Fellows and 18 are NCLF Jack Stickley Fellows and 25 are William L Woolard Fellows. Since its beginning the club has sponsored eight new Lion Clubs and recently sponsoed a club in Edneyville North Carolina.
The Hendersonville Lions Club is proud to have served the Hendersonville community for over 77 years, and our commitment to continued membership growth will to allow us to better support the future needs of our community.
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