Lion Tamer, Ken Herbst, Tail Twister, Jasper Carswell, Director, Mary Anne May, Director, Charles Jordan, President, PDG Paul May, Guest, PDG June Phillips, Treasurer, Ed Menger, Jr., Secretary Wade Hodges.
MILLEDGEVILLE LIONS CLUB
Meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays
6:30 PM GOLDEN CORRAL RESTAURANT
1913 N. Columbia St.
MILLEDGEVILLE, GA 31061
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WHAT WE DO
The main initiative of Lions is sight preservation and blindness prevention. However our motto is “We Serve” and Lions serve in many ways throughout the world. Our mission statement is “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.” Lion’s initiatives include sight and hearing programs, youth programs, community and environmental programs, disaster relief, diabetes awareness and much more.
Milledgeville Lions Club is part of Georgia Lions Multi-district 18. The state projects include The Georgia Lions Lighthouse, The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind, Leader Dog for the Blind, and Lions Clubs International Foundation. Our club supports these projects along with several local projects.
The Lighthouse provides vision screenings, eye exams, glasses, sight saving surgeries and hearing aides for those who cannot afford these services. Milledgeville Lions Club provided for three eye surgeries for Baldwin and Wilkinson County residents in the last year and a half. We provide three to four pairs of eye glasses a month to area residents who cannot afford them.. We do vision and hearing screenings at health fairs and the local soup kitchen in Milledgeville.
We have provided for three leader dogs in Baldwin County.
Three children from our area attended The Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind located in Waycross, GA. The camp provides a full camping experience for blind and visually impaired children and adults.
Each Spring we have a Fish-a-thon for children at Milledgeville Recreation Department
Milledgeville Lions clean up a one mile section of Hy 212 leading into the town. In the past we have done a river clean up at the Greenway location.
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.