Williamsburg Host Lions Club






Upcoming Events

Lion Bill Mershon discussing the Sweet Vidalia Onion Sale fundraiser at out March 19, 2019 meeting.
It's almost time for our annual Sweet Vidalia Onion Sale! Mark your calendars for May 15-17, 2019.
This year, the Sweet Vidalia Onion Sale will take place in a new location near the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Ironbound Road. We will set up in the cul-de-sac just down from Ironbound Road Mini Storage and across the street  from the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church.
LOVF Raffle Tickets are on sale! Talk with friends, family and co-workers now to find out how many they want!

Recent Events & Highlights

Lion Jeff Jacobs performed the induction of new members Jacki and Collin Bruce on April 16, 2019.
Andy Linn, the head coach of the Lafayette  High School Football Team, shared some insights on Rams athletics at our April 16, 2019 club meeting.
Several athletes from the Lafayette Rams attended our April 16, 2019 meeting as well. Pictured here with Lion Steve Anderson (L), Coach Andy Linn, and Lion President John Dean (R).
Lion Jeff Jacobs received recognition for past achievements and contributions to the Franklin Lions Club from visiting Franklin Lions Clyde Parker (L) and Dick Gilbert (R).
The April 6, 2019 District 24-I Bland Musical Scholarship contest was a great success, and attendees agree that all of the performances were outstanding. Congratulations!
The April 6, 2019 District 24-I Bland Musical Scholarship contest was a great success, and attendees agree that all of the performances were outstanding. Congratulations!
The April 6, 2019 District 24-I Bland Musical Scholarship contest was a great success, and attendees agree that all of the performances were outstanding. Congratulations!
Charter Night 2019 was a great success, culminating with the presentation of a Melvin Jones award to Lion Steve Anderson.  All of the photos are available via Dropbox at the link below. Select photos will be added to this site, tumblr, and Facebook over the coming days -- but you can view them right now by clicking here.
PDG Heather Jones-Lancto spoke about the LCIF 100 Campaign at our March 19, 2019 meeting. Pictured here with Lions Lisa DeVore (L) and club President John Dean (R).
On 3/2/2019, we hosted the regional Bland Music Competition at Patriot's Colony.  All of the contestants gave superb performances, and we extend our congratulations to the winners ... best of luck in the next round of the competition! 

Listen to a sample of Kearston's performance!

Click the thumbnail image to the right.

Lions in the local news .... this time with the first round of Bland Contest winners!

Welcome to our newest member, Lion Lynn Felton Lubinski!  Pictued with Lions Adam DeVore (L) and Pat Kerr (R)

Thanks to the Lions and our supporters who made this fundraiser such a great success!
Lions Chet amd Mike inducting three new Lions, December 2018.

Welcome to our new members  --  Judy McDede, Leslie Stockman, and Lynda Kliewerda! Pictured here with PCC Chet Kramer and Lion Mike 'The Mayor' Villagio.


Williamsburg Host Lions Club

Est. 1934 & Still Serving!


Lionism is all about giving back to the community -- so let us us welcome you to our site and thank you for your interest in Lions!  Our club, established in 1934, has a proud history of community involvement and selfless service in the Williamsburg area. We invite you to learn more about our club by exploring this site and familiarizing yourself with our history. Lions Clubs comprise the world's largest service (not fraternal) organization, so the opportunities to get involved and make a difference are limited only by your time and imagination.


Involvement is out watchword:  as Lions, we are actively involved locally and internationally in supporting our communities and enriching the lives of others. If you are interested in the “Big Picture” and how Lions Clubs assist people globally, please read on! The summaries and links below will acquaint you with the organization at the macro level and illustrate how our local efforts and initiatives contribute to the larger picture.


Of course, we are also continually on the lookout for guest speakers who have insights and information to share about the local community. If you are interested in joining us at one of our meetings as a guest speaker, please contact our program committee chairperson, Lion Lisa DeVore, at (757) 239-0258 or via email to to discuss available dates and times.


Naturally, if you are interested in speaking with someone about our mission, projects, fundraisers, or visiting (and perhaps joining) the club, we would be delighted to talk with you! Our membership director, Jeff Jacobs, can be reached at (757) 641-8946 or via email to While we are first and foremost a service club, as opposed to a social club, we take special pride in the high level of camaraderie and fellowship among our members. We are actively seeking new members and hope that you will take the time to learn more about our club, our service projects, and Lionism.


Serving our community – and encouraging other service-minded people to serve their communities – is an essential aspect of our club’s purpose. As Lions, we take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of our community. Toward that end, our fundraisers and service projects are designed to benefit the community in general and the less fortunate in particular. One hundred percent of the proceeds from our Lions Club activities are used to support such programs; club members pay their own way for expenses such as meals, travel and accommodations to participate in Lions events, and event registration/participation fees.

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Lions International -- The Big Picture




 Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.


Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, 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.


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. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.


Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through 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 awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.


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 service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.


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Lions Clubs and Related Sites


 Lions Clubs International
 LCIF - Lions Clubs International Foundation
 MD 24 Lions of Virginia
 District 24-I Facebook
 MD 24 e-district site
 Lion Net 
 District 24-L Lions of Virginia
 District 24-L Facebook
 District 24-I Home Page
 District 24-I Facebook
 LOVF - Lions of Virginia Foundation
 LCF of SV - Lions Charity Foundation
 VLERI - Virginia Lions Eyeglass Recycling Inc.
 LMSHU - Lions Mobile Sight and Hearing Unit
 LERC - Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center of SE VA
 Kidsight USA
 LMEB - Lions Medical Eye Bank & Research Center
 VLHF - Virginia Lions Hearing Foundation
 Leader Dogs for the Blind
 Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind
 Bland Foundation
 Burkeville Lodge
 PTCV - Pin Trading Club of Virginia
 Donate Life -- Organ Donation Registration & Info
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