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Welcome to the Encinitas Lions Club!

"Friend" the Encinitas Lions Club on Facebook to see our latest photos and announcements. Please visit our Youtube page, Encinitas Lions Club Media, to see videos and interviews with members of our club and our partners.

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 Club Events Archives tab!

Our Mission Statement:  To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

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 ( When in the comments section, also please provide your Name and Email address.

  • 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. 
  • If you are purchasing tickets for a fundraiser, please list the event and the number of tickets you are buying (# of tickets times the purchase price = TOTAL to be paid).
  • If you are a business or corporation and are sponsoring an upcoming event, in the PayPal comment space, please provide your Business name & address along with the date and event you are sponsoring to enable us to send you a donation letter. We would also like to add your business logo here on our page as a partner.

ELC Swears in New Board for 2020-2021

President                                      Rachel D. White

1st VP                                            Anthony Esquibel

Immediate Past President           Vital Osegueda

Secretary                                      Bob Mangini

Treasurer                                      David Vieira

Membership                                 Bill Crawford, PID

Public Relations                          Rachel White, President

Lion Tamer                                   Dennis Smith

Tail Twister                                  Sue Ellen Tankersly

Directors                                     Sandy Mangini

                                                     Julie Crawford, PDG

                                                     Rinkie Pollack

                                                    Sue Coyle


Welcome message from new President, Rachel D. White

 My passion for volunteering started when I was in highschool; I always try to find new ways to serve my community. My greatest honor to date is being voted President of the Encinitas Lions Club for the 2020-2021 year.

Ambious is a word often used to describe me, propably because I believe there is a solution to every problem. I look forward to serving my Board, club and our friends and neighbors in Encinitas and our sister cities in North San Diego County.

The Encinitas Lions Club is 28 years old and has a legacy that any organization would be proud of. Our LEOS programs will always be at the center of my service. Our LEOS enjoy helping to decorate the annual Rose Parade Float in Pasadena, CA; LEOs District Meetings, and local projects and community service events. I hope our friends and current neighbors within Carlsbad, La Costa and Encinitas (and its immediate communities of Cardiff and Leucadia) will join us and become a part of our legacy.






2020-2021 Lions Peace Poster Contest... Date and Subject to be Announced Soon!

The 2020-2021 Encinitas Peace Poster Contest will be amazing! We are forever grateful to our sponsor, San Diego County Library; our past event donors: Encinitas Historical Society, Encinitas Friends of the Arts and Lion Sue Tankersley.

Thank you to San Diego County Library, Encinitas Branch for being our location sponsor!


Postponed Events:

- Classic Movie & Champagne Night... Rescheduled, Date to be Announced Soon

Our Classic Movie Night is our annual fundraiser used to fund our community events, programs and student contests. 100% of the donations from this event goes back to the community of Encinitas. To donate and help support this event, please Contact Sandra Mangini, Foundations Chair. We are seeking to continue building our sponsorship family to help meet the needs of those in the Encinitas Community and beyound.

- Blind Surf Event will be rescheduled to the Summer of 2021

Please contact General Chairman Lion Bob Mangini, to donate and help support this event for 2021. Thank you to our annual supporters, Urban Surf 4 Kids and Stella Maris and all of our community donors and supporters. Every year this event welcomes the visually impaired and their families from Northern California, Los Angeles County and Arizona as well as local San Diegans.

Click on the above link for our latest BLIND SURF EVENT video




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.



We are currently meeting on Zoom so call or email for details.

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

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

12:00 pm and conclude at 1:00 pm

Please call 442-777-3252 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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