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The Henderson Lions Club, is a community service organization dedicated to The Henderson Lions motto: "We Serve". The objectives of the Henderson Lions Club are:

  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
  • To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
  • To take an active interest in civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community.
  • To unite the club in the bonds of friendship and mutual understanding.
  • To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To encourage service-minded men and women to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in community professions, public works, and private endeavors.

The primary purpose of our club is to promote the conservation of eye sight. To this end, we provide assistance and financing for vision exams and eyeglasses for men, women and children of the community without sufficient financial resources.

We also assist such individuals with cataract surgeries, cornial transplants, and other vision related needs. We provide free eye screenings to all third and fifth graders in the Henderson County school system to identify students in need of eyeglasses and other vision assistance.

Recognizing that diabetes is a major cause of vision impairment through diabetic retinopathy, The Henderson Lions Club provides assistance to organizations, such as The Diabetes Coalition, who combat this disease and educate individuals in the methods of controlling it.

The Henderson Lions Club also provides support to many agencies and programs within Henderson County, including Salvation Army and numerous other organizations. We have sponsored a youth baseball team for over fifty years. The Henderson Lions Club also awards numerous college scholarships to Henderson County students each year.

The Henderson Lions Club raises funds for its charitable activities through a number of fundraisers. Our major fundraiser, the annual television Auction is conducted in February of each year. We also have a lemon shake-up booth at the Henderson Tri-Fest and Bluegrass Festival as well as host and operate the annual Lions Arts and Crafts Festival at Audubon State Park which was new to our club in 2015.

All funds raised by such activities are used exclusively for the club's charitable and community service endeavors and are maintained in a separate account. Membership activities are funded exclusively by the dues paid by the members.

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