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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.

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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, please note the purpose for your payment for ELC record keeping purposes. If you donate, please provide your address to enable us to send you a donation letter.

2019 - 2020 Board Sworn In!

The Encinitas Lions Club held our 2019-2020 Board instillation on June 22 was picture perfect!

The sitting board was resworn in and committed to making this coming year a success! Thank you to the invited Lions Clubs who came out and had dinner with us! 


Annual Blind Surf Event

September 8, 2019


General Chairman Lion Bob Mangini advises that our 24th annual Encinitas Lions Blind Surfing is set for September 8, 2019 at South Ponto Beach in Carlsbad from 9AM until 2PM.  Urban Surf 4 Kids and Stella Maris have again agreed to oversee the surfing activities.  As in the past all volunteer surfers will be required to be certified by Surfer Education Academy on Sept. 7th from 10am until noon at So. Ponto Beach.

Our Lions through out the district are invited to assist this event by volunteering transportation for our sight impaired guests and/or participating in beach or water activities.

The Encinitas Lions Club will provide breakfast and a BBQ lunch for all our guests and volunteer workers. 

If you would like to volunteer as a professional surfer to assist during our Blind Surf Event, please click on the link below and register!





2018-​2019 Lions National Speaker Contest, Club Level... WOW!


Thank you to our Judges: Pat Launer, San Diego Theater Critic; Elizabeth Warren lifelong journalist and community activist and Mikey Adam Cohan, TV Personality/Influencer. and Photo Journalist.

Thank you to our competitors:

David Detweiler, San Dieguito Academy, Joshua Tashoff, San Dieguito Academy (WINNER) & Sissy Sugarman, Dehesa Charter School

We celebrate you and all you will do!

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.


Lions Club International 2018 Peace Poster Contest was a Picture Perfect Success!

Thank you to everyone who made this wonderful event possible! Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Friends of the Encinitas Library, Artist - Karla Mulry, Encinitas Historical Society and 1883 Schoolhouse, Dupty Mayor of Encinitas Joe Mosca, Students from OakCrest Middle school who participated. Thank you to Leucadia 101 Main Street Association for your mentorship.



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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