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Welcome to the Encinitas Lions Club!

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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.

 Encinitas Lions Club PayPal: (Click to donate or pay for an upcoming event)

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 commits section, also please provide your Name and Email address.

  • If you are a donor, please note the amount of your donation or gift. If leave your phone number 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.





Student Speaker Contest  was Amazing! Winner to advance to the Zone level


Thank you to our location host San Diego County Library, Encintias Branch.

Thank you to our guest judges:

Marggie Castellano

*Film/TV Producer/Journalist & Environmental Advocate

As a Producer, Marggie has for the last 25 years been promoting Peru as a film location destination throughout all media film outlets in the USA. She has managed numerous television shows and films on locations in South America. As an Activist/Political Candidate, Marggie is very involved in her community. She LIVE streams events regarding all issues that her community is most concerned about, such as Climate Crisis and Women’s rights.

Raegan Matthews

*Sales & Marketing/Civic & Organizational Leader
As a three time EMMY winner, Raegan has a successful track record including 17 years in marketing, sales, and production and 9 years of project management experience. She is an effective communicator who works collaboratively across-functional groups, and a varety of organizations as a leader. Raegan has been involved in several local organizations including San Diego Media Pros and Carlsbad Hi-Noon Rotary, and currently holds the position as Youth Services Director on her local Rotary Board.

Douglas Applegate

*Retired US Marine Corps Colonel

Doug Applegate is a Marine Colonel serving around the world and a civilian trial attorney for over four decades, joining the Marine officer program months before Saigon fell and choosing to first become an infantry officer and later a Judge Advocate. His business career and military duties span advising Marine commanders, defending & prosecuting war crimes, complex civil rights & criminal trials and a combat tour in Ramadi, Baghdad & Fallujah, retiring in 2006 after 32 years active and reserve duty. The Colonel ran twice for Congress in 2016 and 2018 as a Progressive.


September 13, 2020 Blind Surf Event will be AWESOME!

The Encinitas Lions Club will host our 25th Annual Blind Surf Event on September 13, 2020 and it will be amazing!

Pleas contact General Chairman Lion Bob Mangini, to donate and help support this event. 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 Diegains.





2019-​2020 Lions Peace Poster Contest, Club Level... WOW!


The Club Level 2019 Encinitas Peace Poster Contest was Amazing! We are forever grateful to our sponsor, San Diego County Library; our donors Encinitas Historical Society, Encinitas Friends of the Arts and Lion Sue Tankersley.

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


2018-2019 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.

Encinitas Lions is privileged to be able to host a Gift of Sight day scheduled for Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 8 AM to 2 PM, at the San Dieguito United Methodist Church, 170 Calle Magdalena, Encinitas, CA 92024.  We served over 250 attendees today with the wonderful help of nursing students from UCSD, California State University, San Marcos and Mira Costa College.




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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