Welcome to the Fargo Lions Club!

The Fargo Lions Club is North Dakota's first Lions Club. As District Governor Scott Hildre stated, "The Fargo Lions Club brought Lions to North Dakota!" We did this waaay back in 1921. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays at Noon at the Radisson Hotel located in downtown Fargo. Individuals interested in being invited to attend a meeting should click on "Contact Us" to the left of this column.


Fargo Lions visiting the downtown Fargo Fire Hall (9-11-2023)

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The Fargo Lions Club is about service to others ... our motto is 'We Serve'.  During the 2022-2023 school year, we facilitated the screening of over 14,500 area schoolchildren!  Students in the Fargo, Kindred, Casselton, Mapleton, Northern Cass, Trinity, Nativity and Grace Lutheran school systems were screened. On average, we identify 11% that may need glasses. Three other area clubs (Fargo Gateway, Horace Lions, and West Fargo) are also involved in the screenings of our schoolchildren, making this a collaborative effort of area Lions members.

As the 2023-2024 school year gets underway, vision screenings will also get underway. The first ones are already scheduled and members can sign up to screen children at the link located in the Members section of this website.

Of course, not all families can afford eyeglasses and where other agencies are unable to step in with financial support, The Fargo Lions will. We have been purchasing eye exams and eyeglasses for people who might otherwise "fall between the cracks" of social support for decades. This past year, we have set up a consortium of area Lions Clubs to help fund this need as well as refined the process of receiving assistance with specific area vendors/medical care. The recent changes to this process resulted in dramatically increasing the number of needy people receiving our assistance to 290 individuals in 2022-2023.

Are you in need of assistance with eyeglasses or eye exams? Please contact our Sight Assistance Committee Chair Lion Derek Johnson. He can be reached at (701) 282-3443 ext 108 or

Fargo Lions Club members participate in many more service projects throughout the year. Ongoing projects besides vision services include environmental issues, addressing hunger, and childhood cancer. We established the Lions Conservancy Park, created the Spirit of the Sandbagger artwork along the river in downtown Fargo, purchased the initial Statue of Liberty now located on the Main Avenue Bridge and established a natural play area at the Red River Zoo. Visit the Club Project page on the left to see a detailed listing of service projects that we participate in.

Welcome to Mary Klabo, our newest inducted member of the Fargo Lions Club.  We are thrilled that Mary is now a Fargo Lion!! 

PDG Dave Butler, Mary Klabo, and sponsor Mona Rindy (9-11-2023)

During the summer months we have fun AND raise funds by assisting concertgoers at Bluestem Amphitheater to safely and efficiently park their vehicles. This is a fundraiser for our club and funds are used to assist with vision related needs in our community. Here are a few of us at the final concert of 2023.


Lions Clubs International Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding.

Vision Screenings and Jayden's Story

The Fargo Lions Club provision vision screening for young chidren at daycare facilities and schools around the region. For example, among the thousands of children screened each year was Jayden Severson. Here is his story.


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