Lions International:

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. Later that year an organizational meeting was held joining similar groups around the United States and what was to become Lions International was formed.  In 1925 Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, and challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

Wellsville Lions Charities Inc.

Service began in 1942. Thirty men working together to live up to the Lions Motto:  "We Serve". Our primary focus is sight and giving back to the community while having fun. Since then, the club has generated in excess of $1,100,000 in donations in support of Lions activities.

2017-2018 Club Officers:

President - Dean Arnold

1st Vice President - Mike Raptis

2nd Vice President - ​Don McCutcheon

3rd Vice President - Dave Foster

Secretary - Mark Konieczny

Treasurer - Terry Loucks

Tail Twisters - Bruce Hand

                        Rob Cady

Lion Tamers - Jared Skiver

                        Tom Farmer

Directors -   Brad Watson     Bill Smith

                     Pat Carlin          Adam Sorochin

                     Tom Farmer       Pete Buchholz

                     Steve Havey       Kent Johnson

Director Membership - Clint Gilkey

Immediate Past President - Mark Finn

Past Presidents Representative - Roger Moyer

District Governor - Chuck Switzer

UPCOMING EVENTS :      Wellsville Lions Club 

30th Annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby

Wellsville Island Park

April 28th and 29th, 2018


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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