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Welcome to the Encinitas Lions Club!

The Encinitas Lions Club has a legacy that any organization would be proud of. As you read about us in one of the many stories under our media link or watch the video of our Blind Surf Event, we hope you see our passion to serve. Consider joining your friends and neighbors and becoming a part of our legacy. "Friend" the Encinitas Lions Club Facebook Page to see our latest photos and announcements. Please visit our Youtube page and see club videos, news clips and our favorite LCI videos. Our Encinitas Lions Club Media, will show all of our videos and interviews with members of our club and our partners throughout the club's online history.

The Encinitas Lions Club was chartered in December 1991 and is part of Lions Clubs International.

Upcoming events, fundraisers, community projects and meetings are on our Calendar and picutres from past events can be seen under the Club Projects tab!

Our Mission StatementTo empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

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What does "WE SERVE!" mean? Lions always look for new ways to meet the needs within our community. Please save your completed application as a PDF File and send it to and we will contact you about becoming a Lion.


You can help support the Encinias Lions Club, our community programs, academic scholarships and youth awards by donating through the links below.

Donate directly via PayPayl or shop and know your matching donations are helping us to serve.

We always look forward to working with new corporate partners via direct email to us or the volunteer donation platform, Benevity.



To make donations, purchase event tickets or pay dues to our club; please click on the PayPal link above and sign in to your PayPal account and enter our email address ( In the comments section, please provide your Name and Email address with the following information below.

  • If you are a donor, please note the amount of your donation or gift. Please leave your phone number and name so our Treasure can contact you concerning your donation letter. 
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Awards & Recognitions

The Encinitas Lions Club serves on every level we are able! We partner with other Lions Clubs & Non-profits to help those in need. We teach those in our youth program, Leos, the qualities of leadership and service. As we serve with open hearts, Lions and Leos know the value and joy of social and civic service. When we are awarded or honored with recognition it is received humbly.












     For more information about L.E.O.s (Leadership. Excellance. Opportunity):   

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Our Visually Impaired, Blind & Hearing Impaired Programs!

Look 4 Eye Glass Collection Drop Boxes                                  2019 Blind Surf Video (click to view)



 Gift of Sight Program 

(Mobile Vision Screening & Eyeglass Program) 
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Welcome message from 2023-2024

President William Crawford, Esq. &

Vice President Richard Walworth

William and Richard are long standing Lions who have served LCI on many levels. Both are historic Past Encinitas Lions Presidents and each have served as President for other clubs. William and Richard have established clubs both in Los Angeles and San Diego Counties. William Crawford has served as International Director. Richard Walworth has established and sponsored more than 8 clubs.






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Future Events Coming Soon






LCI Peace Poster Contest: Club Level

Our club participates in the LCI (Lions Club Interntional Peace Poster Contest annually in the month of October.

We love working with local middle school teachers and parents to give their children the opportuntity to express the annual theme of peace through art. We are very appreciative of our local donors and sponsors: Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Encinitas Historical Society, Joe Mosca - Encinitas Councilman (honorary MC) and Lion Sue Tankersley.




Gift of Sight Day: Free Vision Screening

For many years, California Lions Clubs and Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation have sponsored dozens of “Gift of Sight” events throughout Southern California.

At these one day events, free vision screenings are provided by volunteer Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.  All equipment and supplies have been provided by generous donors.




Blind Surf: Our Signature Annual Event!

In 1995 the Encinitas Lions Club wanted to find a way to bring the surf culture to blind and visually impaired community of San Diego. After 25 years of hosting this event, we have seen it grow from 70 participants to over 300. The youth and their families and some first time adults are now regulars.

We have participants who travel from as far as Arizona to spend the day with us. This event is something we take pride in. We are greatful for our current sponsors and donors listed above. We welcome new corporate and community sponsors and donors to help keep this event free and accessable to our blind and visually impaired guests.



Gift of Sight Program: Serving Encinitas Children in Need

The Encinitas Lions Club takes pride in helping the blind and sight impaired.

Through our Gift of Sight program, we are dedicated to the children in our school district with vision problems. Our chairperson receives notices from the school nurses when there is a child in need who has a vision problem. The child is sent to a local eye doctor for testing and eyeglasses to correct that problem.






California Multi-District 4: Student Speaker Contest

The Encinitas Lion Club participates annually in our California Multi-District Student Speaker Contest.

This contest is exclusive to California Lions Clubs. It was created to award scholarhips to highschool students.

Students participate via their local Lions Club, by signing up with Lions Club Student Speaker Chair. We work with local highschools within Encinitas, to inform students who may want to compete. This competition is one of many wonderful Statewide Lions events we choose to participate.

This contest enables students who care about current event topics, to present their solutions to address the topic choosen for that year. Encinitas youth along with their peers will hopefully find and create a solutions to make our world better.


Community Pride: Thank you for being an event sponsor!








We meet on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at:

Borrelli's, 285 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024

12:00 pm and conclude at 1:00 pm

Please call 442-222-1633 or email

for more information.

The meetings are open to the community, members and invited friends to socialize, listen to guest speakers and learn more about Lions as we review club business.

Please send us a message you would like to join us, and you will be our guest for lunch!




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