Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community. Last year, Lion Club President Greg Gilliam challenged us to:
1. Foster the spirit of invitation in sharing the good news of Lionism with others.
2. Promote the care of one anther in our relationships and p[articipation in Lionism, and
3. Increase our commitment to our community through building relationships with our community partners through mutual decision making.
Regular Meetings Every Thursday
Here are a couple of our club's accomplishments:
The Independence School District Health Services Department received $3900 from the Independence Lions Host Club to go toward purchasing six audio-testing units to be used in schools across the district.
Recognizes HyVee Grocery Stores
An Appreciation Plaque was presented by Club President Greg Gilliam to 23rd Street HyVee for their partnership with our Club in making many of our projects a success. Specifically, the HyVee location is used by the Club as a collection point for eyeglasses collection and for the Annual Feed the Hungary Campaign. In addition, HyVee is very generous in supporting the annual Pancake Day. Thank you HyVee management and employees for your strong support to the community!
About Lions Clubs International Foundation
Lions Clubs International Foundation is the charitable arm of Lions Clubs International, the largest service club organization in the world with 1.35 million members in 208 geographic areas and countries. Through LCIF, Lions have helped to save or restore the vision of more than 30 million people worldwide.
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.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
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 nongovernmental 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.