Our club was formed to meet the needs of West Maui by providing services that directly benefit our local community. We are committed to raising awareness of blindness, hearing and diabetes and their prevention




Recent Events 'TEEN DANCE' -September 2, 2012

West Maui Lions hosted a Teen Dance Scholarship Fundraiser, at Lulu's Surf and Grill on September 2nd, 2012, from 8:00pm-11:00pm.  The teens had a great time enjoying Lion DJ Ron, who wow'd them with music and mixes.  The B-Boys dances were also awesome and kept the teens interest as they took over the dance floor.  There were about 13 Lions that participated in making sure the teens had a fun, enjoyable and safe event.  We look forward to our next Teen dance on October 7th at Lulu's.  Spread the word and come out and enjoy good dancing and good food from Lulu's Surf and Grill.  Lulu's is also the location of our monthly General Meeting, so if anyone is interested in becoming a member, please contact Filipina Flores at  or email our secretary Linda Elms at, or any member, including our President Don Young at   We will also be supporting the Boy's and Girls Club of Lahaina and  their Director and our Lions Danae Marin.  Other organizations such as Teen Straight Talk, Director/Founder Mary Duke, is also one of our Lions who minister minister to Youth all over the world.  


West Maui Lions photo's taken at the beginning our our Teen Dance, with our President Don Young

West Maui Lions President Don Young, Zone Chair Dennis Elms, and Lions Bobi, Shannin and Ethel at the Teen Dance.

West Maui's newest Lion Danae Marin, Director of Boys and Girls Club, and we are so happy to have her as one of our members.  Please support the Boy's and Girls Club in any way possible and listen up for forthcoming events.

Teenagers at the Teen Dance, two awesome young ladies

Three Teenager at the Teen Dance enjoying the food and event.

West Maui Lions DJ Ron Tolbert, a talented man with lots of enthusiasm, great to have him as part of our team.

Teenager at the Teen Dance enjoying the event.

West Maui Lions Mel and Bobi, two dedicated individuals who we are proud to have as our club members.

Lulu's very own DJ Mike and Lion Barbara (  Mike supported the West Maui Lions and we certainly appreciate him staying with us throughout the event.

West Maui Lions Treasurer 'Lateah Hawkins'

Zone Chair Dennis Elms and Lion Amina Oleiwan, who is responsible for the upkeep of our Facebook page, and also fitness for lions.

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER- August 25, 2012

West Maui Lions president Don Young at the car wash standing next to our sign that was designed by Lion Arnetta Stokes.  If anyone is interested in having a sign made, please contact Linda Elms at

Desiree and Rachel at the Car Wash, support of West Maui Lions.  Thanks for all you do and your support!!  Desiree is the daughter of our President Don Young.

Lions hard at work during the car wash.

Our future Leo's at the car wash in charge of the water and soda.  Grandchildren of Lion Don and Lion Dennis and Linda.  Children of Lions Barbara and Desiree.  We encourage our children to help and allow them to get involved with our service projects to prepare them for the future of lionism.

Our lions at work!!


The West Maui Lions Club will have it's 4th Annual Slipper Drive on July 21st, from 10:00am-2:00pm in front of Longs at the Cannery Mall in Lahaina.  All slippers will be distributed to the West Maui Elementary schools to distribute to students who are in need of slippers.  This year we are expecting over 400 pairs of slippers and have already started receiving donations from our mainland supporter Walter Paladino, M.D. , from Warren, Ohio who contributed $400.00 towards this years slipper drive. 

Mary Duke of Teen Straight Talk who is also a member of our West Maui Lions club and surrounding communities in Ohio, are also collecting slippers to ship to Maui in support of our drive.  All Lions clubs of Maui will also drop off slippers and donations.  We want this to be a huge success and one of our largest slipper drives, so we need support from our community.  Please stop by and drop off slippers or make a contribution so we can make sure our children are taken care of should they break their slippers during school or need slippers to wear.  For further questions, please feel free to contact Linda Elms, secretary West Maui Lions Club at 276-1191.

Support Teen Straight Talk who are supporters and members of West Maui Lions.  see below logo at

Recent Events

Joint Installation/New Member Induction

West Maui Lions clubs attended the joint installation on June 26th at the ILWU in Wailuku.  There were 16 of our Lions present for the installation of which 8 members were new and received their new member certificates and emblems.  We were touched as they smiled so hard with excitement of being members of our club.  New members who were able to attend were; Bobby, Jennifer, Ron, Mel, Jabari, Wynne, Rossella, Mariam.  We were also proud to have our newly elected officers installed; Donald Young-President, Linda Elms -Secretary and Lateah Hawkins -Treasurer, other elected officers had to work, so were not able to attend.  We were also graced by our Past President-Charles Cook as he sang the National Anthem.

New members not present for the joint installation are:  Edna Bush, Lawrence Bush, Mary Duke, Crystal Duke, Christopher Cook, Miranda Cook, Loreatha Hawkins, Leslie Hawkins, Lee Tillis, Audrey Tillis, Arnetta Stokes and Ashley Stokes, of which are on the mainland, but glad to be our club members.  regular members, Barbara Smith, Charles Cook, Lateah Hawkins, Cecilia Pantanilla, Carmen Oleiwan, Amina Oleiwan, Filipina Flores, Wynne Simplot, Linda Elms, Dennis Elms.  Also one of our soon to be lions Shirley Holmstrom who is waiting to attend her first meeting.

Congratulations to Mary Duke, who has attended some of the Lions clubs in Ohio, and is also a future guest speaker at their club.  Mary and her daughter Crystal are both enjoying them roles as lions and are an asset to our club.  Mary and Crystal 'You ROAR'. 

Our newly elected President Donald Young, who we are all proud of will lead us into another exciting and memorable year of membership excellence and service throughout our community.  We look forward to his leadership and know he will be an outstanding president for our club.  Don 'You ROAR"


West Maui Lions club adopted mile marker 18-20 on Honoapiilani Highway, and starting cleaning and bagging trash at 7:30am.  With the support of 9 lions members of our club we were able to bag approximately 27 large bags of trash.  After completion of our activity, we were so proud to see how nice our highway looked and even members from the community commended us as we walked picking up trash by blowing their horns and thanking us.  Follow we had breakfast at our new McDonald's in Lahaina, and met one of our disabled death members, who was in need of food, and didn't have money.  Lion Barbara who know signing, bought him breakfast and he joined us as we ate and talked story with him and each other.  14 of our members had to work, but those who were able to come really had a great time working towards a great cause.

Scholarship Fundraiser- Held Annually At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua

Start planning and raising funds now to we wont' have any problem reaching our goal of $5,000.00.  All proceeds raised towards this cause are allocated to Lahainaluna School ad Maui Preparatory Academy, both in Lahaina, Maui.  Thru the help of the community were were able to raise $3,400.00 last year, so we would like to double that amount this year or even higher.  See photos from 2012 scholarship fundraser.

September 25th  - Adopt A Highway Cleanup


September 17th - Slipper Drive Drop-Off at West Maui Elementary Schools


August 28th - Car Wash -  Mahalo to all who came out in support!



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