The Centre Lions Club 

Our 83rd Year of Making a Difference!

The Centre Lions Club was chartered February 25, 1938 by a group of individuals who wanted to help their community. 

When the club was started, they were following the lead of a young lady named Helen Keller, who challenged the Lions in 1925 to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”.  And since 1938, the Centre Lions have been “Making a Difference” in Centre, in the surrounding communities, in the county and the world for the last 83 years! 

While sight is the passion of the Centre Lions Club, we have the privilege of helping our high school seniors with scholarships.  We provide high school juniors and seniors with opportunities to attend our annual John L. Ellis, Sr. Youth Leadership Forum.  We really have a great time taking ten children, who might otherwise go without, for a Christmas shopping event in conjunction with the Nettie King Brown Christmas Clearinghouse, Inc.  Those are just a few of the good deeds we have the pleasure of doing.     

What really makes us beam with pride is our association with the generous businesses and individuals who help sponsor our Annual Radio Day and Pancake Day fundraisers – you know who you are!  These folks are the real heroes of Cherokee County who partner with us to make a difference! 

So, our question to you is: Why aren’t you a Lion?  We are having a membership drive this fall and it is open to men and women who are interested in helping others and making a difference!  Lion membership is by invitation only!  

Come, join the Centre Alabama Lions Club – “We Serve”.

If you are interested in becoming a Lion, just ask one of our Lion members or call me 256/557-1808 and get signed up today!


Our Monthly Meetings

We are a club that averages 40 members.  Due to Covid-19, we are temporarily meeting twice a month, on the second and fourth Wednesday, 12:00 Noon in the Chamber of Commerce meeting room, on the campus of Gadsden State Community College, Centre, Alabama.  We will have bag or box lunches.  Members must respond that they plan to attend and eat.  Lunches will have a fee that will be used for each of the meetings, since lunch is not part of our dues.  This will be sent out in the email to each member before meetings.  We will follow the CDC guidelines of wearing a mask and social distancing.

We invite speakers to speak on various topics or services at our fourth Wednesday meeting and conduct business at the second Wednesday meeting. We include programs that are educational, informational and inspirational.  We also try to have a little fun with service projects, picnics, and parties.

We are now on Facebook – “The Centre Alabama Lions Club”. Please “LIKE” us and “SHARE” our Facebook page.  Thank you. 


The Centre Lions Club - Our 83rd Year!


We Serve


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