The Hurley Lions Club's Charter from Lions Clubs International was issued on May 13, 1955.  A Charter Night was held on June 8, 1955 and the Lions Club of Kingston, the sponsoring Lions Club, was recognized for its dedication and interest in creating a Lions Club in Hurley, New York.
Around the world, when a Lions Club celebrates its 50th year of service to Lionism and its community, significant events are held to mark that major milestone. The Hurley, New York Lions Club held such an event on July 16, 2005, but there was no fancy dinner, no special awards, no music or dancing, and no speeches about what the Club has done for the community over the last 50 years. Its celebration, however, was one of the most impressive in its history and in the history of District 20-O: The presentation of a gazebo to the Town of Hurley, New York that is dedicated to the Town’s men and women who served in the armed forces of the United States of America.  
Hurley Lions Gazebo
Since its inception, the Hurley Lions Club has been helping others in its community by adhearing to the Lions motto, "We Serve".  The Club’s focus is:  Sight Conservation,  Diabetes Awareness and Hearing and Speech.
Its work includes:
  •  Lions SEE (Screening Eyes Early)Project: Conducting and coordinating vision screenings for children ages 1 to 5 years old.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS: Kingston, Onteora, & Coleman High Schools, BOCES and UCCC
  • SPONSORING HURLEY: Cub Scout Pack,Boy Scout Troop and Girl Scout Troop
  • Distributing food baskets
  • Donating to the Food Pantry
  • ASSIST: Individuals with medical, vision, and hearing problems and Individuals in need
  • Collect: Used eyeglasses and hearing aids for reuse
  • PROVIDE: Christmas gifts for children,Grants to organizations,Grants to individuals, and Camperships
  • SUPPORT: Lions Eye Institute in Albany, Camp Badger,Special Olympics,Happy Christmas Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Camp Badger, and the Annual Bike for Cancer Care 
  • COMMUNITY PROJECTS: Hurley Lions Gazebo, Hurley Library,Ernest C. Myer School Playground, and the Hurley Rail Trail

The Hurley Lions Club's major fundraiser is it Annual Golf Tournament, which is held on the first Monday in October at the Wiltwyck Golf Club in Kingston, New York.  For details please go to the Annual Golf Tournament page. 

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