Meetings

Club Projects

LOCAL PROJECTS SUPPORTED and FUNDED BY ATWATER-WINTON LIONS CLUB

1. VISION SCREENINGS for all LOCAL SCHOOLS

2. EYE EXAMS & GLASSES for those who cannot afford them.

3. COLLECT USED EYEGLASSES and DISTRIBUTE them WORLD-WIDE.

4. Lions Eye Foundation and Eye Hospital.

5. Flag Day presentation of free flags at local schools. (All 3rd grades in Atwater & Winton Schools)

6. Camp Pacifica (Camp for Hearing & Sight Impaired). Club maintains a cabin at Camp Pacifica.

7. Sponsors student speaker’s contest (High School Level).

8. “RELAY FOR LIFE”

9. Kops & Firefighters for Kids.

10. Castle Air Museum.

11. Annual ATWATER-WINTON LIONS/FRAN ONETO Easter BASEBALL TOURNAMENT.

12. Lions All-Star Football Game.

13. FRANK WERSHINGER & LEWIS S. BRAXTON Annual Vocational Memorial Scholarships. With $1,000, each, going to a student from Atwater High School & Buhach Colony High School.

14. Atwater High School Girl’s Softball Program.

15. Atwater Memorial Ball Park improvements.

16. Atwater H.S. Falcon Wrestling

17. Sponsors Atwater little League Team.

18. Local 4-H and FFA members.

19. Hospice.

20. Kings View Work Experience Center.

21. CANINE COMPANIONS for INDEPENDENCE.

22. “City of Hope” Cancer Research Center

23. MERCED COUNTY ACADEMIC DECATHLON.

24. Atwater Youth Baseball.

25. NEEDY FAMILIES at CHRISTMAS.

26. Atwater High School Woodshop Program

27. “PARKER’S PROM” CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

28. Merced Co. Community Action – “EMPTY BOWL PROJECT”

29. “Happy Feet Foundation”

30. GUIDE DOGS for the BLIND.

31. ANNUAL FUNDRAISERS/EVENTS “CHARITY ROUNDUP” DINNER 

32. Annual Pancake Breakfast Buffet

33. Poinsettia Sale

34. White Cane Day


5 global aims:

Vision, childhood cancer, environment, diabetes, and hunger

 

All our projects started with a lion.

Where there's a need, there'sa lion. Do you have something you want to do in our community? Join us today.


Collection of used glasses, pull tabs, ink cartridges, cellphones

Drop off location: 596 Bellevue Rd, Atwater, CA 95301. See the Lions Sign on the windows. The door is between the breezeway. Open during office hours 8-5pm Monday to Thursday. Collection boxes are at different schools. Let us know if you would like to have a collection box

                                         

Used glasses to be given to another person with matching prescription.

Pull tabs are recycled and donated to Ronald McDonald House of Charity. RMHC provides a roof for parents when children are in the hospital.

Ink cartridges and cellphones are donated to Student Speaker Contest Foundation.


Our members are serving the board member of Lions Eye Foundation and Eye Hospital. Free eye surgeries for low income people.



The following items are broken into different times of the year. We want to provide as much information to give you an experience and motivate you to join us.

Beginning of the year 

Student Speaker Contest: (Club level contest)

From February to June, California Lions Clubs has a project that bring all the lions together. At club, zone, region, district, area, and state levels, different high school students compete for scholarship on a specific social topic. 2020 topis is: Homelessness, what is the solution?

Spring:

Flag Day

Lion Tom and other lions bring flags and information sheets to all 3rd graders in Atwater & Winton Schools)

United States Flag

“PARKER’S PROM” CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL OF CENTRAL CALIFORNIA

Parker's Prom is a dance for children with cancer. Some of these children might not be at the dance and usually each year, different lions clubs and leo clubs join together and provide this dance and fun activities for the children.


 

Annual Charity Roundup Dinner (Surf N' Turf)

with silent auction, raffle prizes, dessert auction, and grand prizes and more

Feel free to contact us for sponsorship or donation

All procceeds go to local Lions projects


 

Annual Easter Egg Hunt with the City of Atwater

Annual ATWATER-WINTON LIONS/FRAN ONETO Easter BASEBALL TOURNAMENT


FRANK WERSHINGER & LEWIS S. BRAXTON Annual Vocational Memorial Scholarships. With $1,000, each, going to a student from Atwater High School & Buhach Colony High School.

    

June: Installation Dinner and reveal our Lions of the Year


Summer:

Camp Pacifica (Camp for Hearing & Sight Impaired). Our club maintains a cabin. Our club has many members serving the board. Each summer we go up to cook for children who are deaf or hearing impaired.

https://www.facebook.com/Camp-Pacifica-114413301916406/

Fall:

VISION SCREENINGS for all LOCAL SCHOOLS

Lion Ron leads a group of Lions to use spot cameras to check children's eye. When a child doesn't have insurance, our club sponsors the child's eye exam and glasses.

Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener VS100

White Cane Day

Lion Ron and other lions stand outside Atwater Savemart to pass out little white cane to raise awareness for white cane safety. Usually our community supports us with a small donation. Thank you.

Annual Pancake breakfast

Traditionally, it is with Fall Festival. It is a pancake, sausage, egg, biscuit, fruit BUFFET and coffee, milk, chocolate milk, orange juice and apple juice included at a very very reasonable cost. We usually have high school students helping us too. All proceeds benefit local Lions projects.

The above pictuer is the preparation for the pancake breakfast at the Atwater Women's Clubhouse.

Winter

Poinsettia sales

Christmas Party


Giftcards for NEEDY FAMILIES at CHRISTMAS


What makes Lions special is that we have two main accounts. The funds we raised from the public will 100% go back to the public. When we have our own parties, dues and other things, we raise money among our members. All of us are volunteers.


Since we are an international organization, besides club activities, there are many district or international activities that you can participate in. And various leadership trainings available.

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