Hays Lions Club

The Hays Lions Club was chartered on October 24, 1924. The club has 50 members and supports many community organizations and activities.


Lion's members pictures above are:  Backrow (left to right): Dennis Ernst, Joe Martin, Eric Deyo, Roger Pruitt, Rich Kraemer, Brenda Herrman, Paul Phillips, Jim Stansbury, Dave Cushing, Cheryl Stramel, Gene Stramel, Sandy Beisner, Warren Shaffer. Frontrow (left to right): Gary Whitesell, Arris Johnson, Shelley Bryant, Carmen Armantrout, District Governor Kerry Hookstra, Jim Huenergarde, Les Herrman, Dee Bodine, Priscilla Hunt, JoAnn Berens   

Organizations Receiving Support from the Hays Lions Club

American Legion Boys State

ARC Special Olympics

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Boy Scout Troop 101

Community Assistance Center


Ellis County Cancer Council

Ellis County Chapter of the Red Cross

Ellis County Historical Society

Ellis County United Way

First Call for Help Back Pack for Kids

FHSU Christmas Toy Project

4-H Council

Teaming Up For Tots (TUFTS)

Hays Area Children's Center

Lions Mobile Screening Unit

Salvation Army

Sight Projects

USD 489 Foundation

Options - Domestic & Sexual Violence Services

Kansas Specialty Dog Services

Kansas Lions Sight Foundation

NW Kansas for Visually Impaired

Leader Dogs for the Blind

NW Kansas Domestic & Sexual

Lions International Foundation

Other Projects As Needed

Lions State Band Registration


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