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The International Associations of Lions Clubs, founded in 1917, is best known for fighting blindness and diabetes, 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.

Our Lions Club of Sausalito, California was formed over 90 years ago in 1927 and offers a rich history serving local and global humanitarian efforts.

Sausalito Lions meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays for dinner at 7:00pm at the Sausalito Yacht Club. See map below:

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. Our local Lions Eye Foundation of California & Nevada in partnership with the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, seeks to preserve the gift of sight by providing free ophthalmic examinations, operations, and medication to the less fortunate members of our community.

Our Sausalito Lions Club teams regularly with other nearby Lions Clubs, local Doctors, and Marin County Health & Wellness staff to conduct pro bono eye exams and free glasses to patients in the San Rafael/Canal area (as well as abroad) from recycled glasses that are collected by local Lions, cleaned, measured, and purposed for re-use from our Vallejo, CA warehouse.

Lions test vision. Our SpotVision supports AAP vision screening guidelines for early detection of amblyopic factors. Sausalito Lions and other MD4-C2 clubs vision screen thousands of kids each year. Lions save California Schools thousands of dollars each year using state-of-the-art medical cameras versus dated eye chart testing methods.

Lions serve youth. Sausalito Lions community projects support local children and schools for local 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 helped millions of people around the world through more than 13,000 Foundation grants totaling more than US$1 billion. That number continues to grow in part from gifts from foundations, corporations, governments and non-Lions. However, the vast majority of LCIF’s funding comes through the generous donations from Lions clubs and individual Lions members. 

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 humanitarian service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities. At 100 years young, Lions all over the world demonstrated our motto from 2014 to 2017, by serving nearly 1/4 billion people.

 

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.

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