Lions Club of Kona
Chartered June 19, 1934
Kona Lions Club becomes first in Lions history to accept a “woman” member - Madame Pele (Goddess of the volcano) - after an earthquake hits during Kona’s charter night, June 17, 1934.
Who are the Lions Club of Kona?
We are the home of four district governors and one Past International Director- Lion Yasuki Nakagawa, '61-'62; Lion Albert Akana, '73-'74; Lion Norman Sakata. '91-'92 and Lion Maurice Kahawaii. '03-'04 who is also a Past International Director.
Lions Club of Kona has over 31 Melvin Jones Fellows, 7 of which are progressive, totaling nine diamonds.
We sponsor and financially support the Leo Club of Konawaena High School and perform annual hearing and vision screening at several area elementary schools.
In the 40's, for about 20 years sponsored a Biddy Basketball League for about 200 youngsters.
In the 50's, the Lions cleared kiawe and ekoa growth and removed rocks to expand Kahaluu Beach park.
We conduct regular renovations and upkeep maintenance of Higashihara Park and have donated a riding mower to Konawaena High Athletics Department.
To learn how you can become a Lion, contact our membership chairperson for information.
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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.