New Membership Information


     I would recommend you read the website page titled “WHY A LION?” before reading this. The information below is a small sampling of the club’s operation and its relationship with Pennsylvania Lions and Lions International.


  1. We usually meet twice a month on Wednesday at 6:30 PM in the Exeter Community Library (subject to change). The meeting includes an optional buffet dinner for $12.00, an educational program (guest speaker - at least once per month) and business meeting. The meetings are on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from Sept. to the 1st week in June and last around 90 to 120 minutes, depending upon the program and agenda. During the summer, the board meets for budget development (fiscal year is July 1st to June 30th), members perform service projects, and we hold our annual picnic.
  2. Although we have some standard projects, services, and fund-raisers…we welcome new ideas or thoughts from our membership, especially new members. We have a variety of activities (see enclosed) to suit member needs.
  3. Our fund-raising projects provide funds to our Community Account, which allows us to serve the Exeter Township community and make donations. All funds raised ( minus supply expenses) are used to serve the community, state, national or international programs. At times, we receive special funding (grants) for some larger services or programs.
  4. We have a member dues structure to fund the Administrative Account to operate the club. Sometimes we receive designated gifts to help the administrative account and keep costs reasonable. The following is our present dues structure: 1st year (new member)-  $90.00 (a partial amount of $25.00 goes to Lions Clubs International); Normal Dues/year- $70.00 (certain % of dues goes to the Pennsylvania Lions and Lions International); Family Membership -  $50.00/year (2nd member)
  5. A district newsletter called Lions Eye is provided via e-mail or regular mail 10 times/year.
  6. The Exeter Township Lions club was chartered in May 1972. We have been in involved in many activities and services over the past 40+ years. For specific details, ask a Lion!
  7. We have an annual holiday dinner in December and a special Charter night dinner in May.
  8. The club sponsors a youth club at the high school (LEO CLUB) which also promotes community service. This past year the Leo Club had 100+ members and did numerous projects.
  9. We participate in and support the American Legion Memorial Day Parade, as well as supporting the Exeter Easter Egg hunt, the Exeter library, and the Exeter Food Pantry (including the Greater Berks Food Bank). We loan health care equipment to needy persons in the community, purchase eyeglasses and pay for vision exams (in special cases), support the blind and visually impaired, help disabled and special needs individuals on a case by case basis, as well as working with the Parks & Recreation Dept., fire companies, police, and the local school district on special requests or community services, etc. Basically “WE SERVE” when a need is presented. Our involvement is only dependent upon our resources and money available.
  10.  This is an organization that brings together people who care about their community. Lions International provides the guidance for the rest of the world to share the same vision. Read the enclosed brochures to understand what a great social organization we represent. The time you give is of your own choosing and no pressure is applied. Our only request is to share our vision and serve as time allows.
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