There are many reasons to become a member of the Waxhaw Lions Club:

  • Help your community
  • Gain valuable skills
  • Make an impact on people's lives, both locally and internationally
  • Exercise leadership skills within a respected organization
  • Network with business people in your community and around the world
  • Energize your life and HAVE FUN!

Right now we are recruiting new members who want to make friends, help those in need, and feel that what they are doing is worthwhile and making a difference in their community.  Please contact one of our officers for more information.

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“Our jaws dropped when we saw how much food was collected”.  This was the reaction Reverend Brad Cunningham and the volunteers at the Common Cupboard had when they saw the boxes of food collected by the Waxhaw Lions Club on Saturday, September 8.  Side by side, the boxes covered five fellowship tables at Union United Methodist Church and were filled with a variety of non-perishables including cereal, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruits, pasta and rice.  “This is exactly what our clients want to have in their kitchen, but we normally don’t get enough of”, said one volunteer who was close to tears. 

The food drive was organized by the Waxhaw Lions in response to a call for “Fighting Hunger Together”, a service project promoted by Global Service Team Chair Barbara Thompson of North Carolina’s Lions District 31-O.  About ten club members and friends set up a tent in the parking lot of the Food Lion on Broome Street at 9 a.m. and invited shoppers to add a few items to their grocery list.  “The generosity of the local community was overwhelming”, said Michael O’Brien, president of the Waxhaw Lions.  In just four hours, volunteers organized and packed over 20 large boxes to fill one pickup truck and one SUV.  The items were immediately delivered to the Common Cupboard located at the Union United Methodist Church on Newtown Road in Waxhaw.  This pantry is part of the local nonprofit Common Heart and provides food for families in need.  Those who are registered with the program are able to take home about a week's worth of groceries once per month.  “Last week, each client took home an extra bag of food because of the extraordinary amount of donations”, said Reverend Brad.  If you are interested in more information please email

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in 200 countries across the globe. Here in Waxhaw, members are very active in programs that increase access to eye care services, including KidSight™ eye screening for children and the collection of used eyeglasses. 100% of funds raised by Lions Clubs are used to benefit charities and local community programs. If you are over 21, service-minded, and enjoy great comradery, email us at to RSVP for our 6:30 pm dinner meeting, held the first Thursday of each month at the 701 Main Restaurant in downtown Waxhaw. 



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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