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Whether helping the blind or hearing impaired ... conducting drug or diabetes awareness campaigns ... providing recreational opportunities for the handicapped ... sponsoring basic research into the causes and treatment of blindness ... providing children with sports equipment or just a place to play ... or raising the funds to make it all possible, service always comes first for a Lion.

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The Converse Lions Club, through our 501(C-3) Non-Profit Charitable Organization,Converse Lions Charities, Inc., provides the following ...

Monetary contributions to the following programs:

  • Texas Lions Camp located in Kerrville, TX (camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and insulin dependent diabetic children from Texas)
  • Texas Lions Foundation provides funding for disasters within Texas
  • Boys State
  • Stride for Sight Program
  • Bexar County Junior Livestock Show
  • Lions Human Needs Board
  • Lions Sight Research Foundation
  • Lions Low Vision Center of Texas
  • Lions Hearing Board
  • Lions Clubs International Foundation provides funding on an international level for vision care and research, hearing research and aids, building of hospitals, clinics, homes, schools, and other projects too numerous to list here.

    The following community services:

  • Provide financial assistance to the Converse Blue Santa Project for Christmas baskets and toys for the underpriviledged within our community
  • Eye exams and glasses for economically disadvantaged children and adults
  • Youth Programs: Diabetic Essay, Outstanding Youth, and Peace Poster Contest
  • Queens Scholarship Pageant (Judson HS)
  • Dictionary Project (Converse Elementary School - 3rd graders)
  • Sponsors bloodmobile visits
  • Sponsors mobile eye screenings
  • Recycles eyeglasses
  • Recycles hearing aids

    Our fund-raisers include:

  • Night In Ole Converse (NIOC)
  • Annual charity golf tournament
  • Other fund raising activities as needed

    Our largest and most visible contributions to the community have been the Converse City Park projects and the Public Library as listed below.

  • Converse Lions Memorial Pavilion at the park ($35,000, Oct 1980)
  • Twenty-nine acre park extension ($78,000, March 1987)
  • Other improvements to the park include Little League fields, nature trails, and a covered beverage booth.
  • In 1988, the Converse Lions Club came up with the idea for a community library and presented a resolution to the City Council. Upon passage of this resolution, we donated $15,000 and involved the Converse Grange and a host of volunteers to make the library a reality. On September 1, 1991, the Converse Area Public Library officially opened its doors and in 1994 was accredited by the Texas State Library System.
  • Restrooms for the park pavilion area ($31,000, April 1989)
  • In 1995, we donated $5,000 to the City of Converse towards the purchase and construction of playground equipment at Converse North Park.
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