The Carson Valley Lions Club is a community service club which serves Carson Valley need through service projects and fundraiser events.

Why Lions?

Community Volunteer Work that Makes a Difference
If you’re interested in volunteering, leading projects, networking and having fun – you can do all of this and more as a Carson Valley Lions club member.  As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer service to improve your community – and communities on a global scale. .

As a Lions club member, you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are doing local volunteer service to support your community – right now. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International, a respected international organization, a leader in our local community and a friend to people in need.

There are many reasons to become a member. As a Lion, you will:
Help your community and gain valuable skills

Make an impact on people's lives – locally and internationally

Learn to be a leader – and lead a respected organization

Network with business people in your community and around the world

Energize your life and have fun

You’ll grow personally and professionally. And you'll know that the community volunteer service you perform is worthwhile and appreciated.

Membership is by invitation to men and women interested in serving in the family of Lions International.  A person seeking membership must be sponsored by an existing member.  To be eligible for membership, a prospective Lion must attend three meetings or events. After meeting attendance requirements, the prospective member is voted upon by the Board of Directors.  Annual dues are $98. which support membership July 1-June 30. For new members a one-time $55 initiation fee is due upon joining. This fee supports name badge and one-time LCI new member initiation costs. Additional optional costs include $25 for a club shirt or $45 for a club vest.. (Reduced dues fee for family members and former Leos)

What is required of a member? 
Come to meetings when you can, help with as many service projects that fits your lifestyle, and try to work our major fundraisers.  You must always have a positive attitude, promote Lionism in the community, and most of all - have FUN!

The Carson Valley Lions Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month at 5:00- for dinner and social time. Meeting and program begin at 6:00 and normally last 45-60 minutes. Most members come early to socialize and learn about upcoming projects.

The agenda includes announcements about upcoming projects and events, a review of recently completed events, and we usually have a short informative program during the 1st meeting of the month.  

We meet at 


1644 Hwy 395 N. Minden, NV. 89423

There is no cost to attend meetings - Parking is free – dress is casual – guests are always welcome.

Annual dues contribute to club admin fund and support Lions Club International Foundation. Carson Valley Lions is strictly volunteer and has no paid administration.

Membership is by invitation. Please Ask 1! to join the Carson Valley Lions Club at a club meeting or in service in the community to learn more about how we help people on a community and global scale.

For additional information, contact our Membership Committee Chairperson, Lion Audrey or ask a Lions member around town  - they are just about everywhere.
Membership application here

Lion Audrey Wilson
Membership Committee Chair
(775) 393 2315

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Citizen of the year 2023

Lion Ron Santi was awarded citizen of the by the Active 20/30 Club

For His commitment to the community



Meaningful Membership more stories here

We had made a choice in our life's many years ago when we had the opportunity to serve in a charitable organization we wanted to be in the Lions Club because we knew they were chosen to represent the blind and deaf. We have been connected thru our life's in different ways with the blind and deaf. We have a neighbor that is blind and is an amazing artist and we have a granddaughter Amanda that is g...oing to major next year as a sign language interpreter in college. She has been signing for 3 years now thanks to her high school offering the classes. I have been donating glasses for years to the Lions Club thru a lot of my hair clients that are Lions here in California. So the Lions Club is no stranger to us we were just never able to give our time till now. We are now in the middle of moving into our home in Douglas County from California after spending 13 years running back and forth. So we took a break and went to the Minden Farmers Market- I guess it was fate because we bought Carson Valley Days buttons from the Lions. I asked about us becoming Lions and they invited us to dinner and a meeting and the rest is History. First of all we liked the friendliness of the both of them and felt a connection right away. The Lions we met at the dinner were so nice very welcoming and interesting to us we made a decision to finalize becoming Lions. We wanted to be part of a group of such caring , warm men and women so we asked to join and we were accepted. As far as what we can see for a future as a Lion is first of all to lend a helping hand by volunteering as much as possible to the different events our club sponsors. As time goes by and we learn more about the Lions Club we will make decisions on how much we can get involved and what areas we are most interested in. We look forward to working side by side with our Lions Brothers and Sisters and learning as much as possible. It's time to let the Journey begin. Lion Beverly and Lion Mario.

I sold my home in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area following retirement and moved to my lake home near the small resort community of Garrison, Minnesota, Population 210. I had been a member of Rotary International and wanted to be involved with a service organization again. Like many others, I get a good feeling about myself when I can help others in need. Garrison had no Rotary, but it did have a strong Lions Club with 30 members. The Club had placed a recruitment ad in the local newspaper to which I responded, becoming a member on December 1, 2012. I was elected Club Secretary in 2014. Garrison Lions raised funds by selling burgers and brats throughout the summer tourist season, and even when the temperatures dipped to zero degrees at ice fishing contests. Other fundraisers were a Spring Style Show, Shamrocks for the Food Shelf, and Garrison Cleanup Day. The Club was fun-loving, energetic and often led in attendance at Zone meetings. We received our best rewards for our efforts from the people who shed tears of gratitude when we reached out to them with our time and gifts.

I transferred from the Garrison Lions Club to Lions Club of Carson Valley on January 1, 2016, and was elected to the Secretary’s office four months later.  I have participated in a few fundraisers and events but have had limited exposure to the “feel good” side of the Club’s Service projects because of frequent travel. I’m looking forward to reducing my travel time and becoming more deeply involved in the Club’s activities. Carson Valley Lions are driven and have an impressive amount of service projects that benefit many in the valley communities. It's great to be part of a club like that!
Lion Steven Harvey





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