Licking Valley Lions

What Do Lions Do? 

   WE SERVE       


Ohio Lions is a division of Lions Clubs International and was founded in 1920 with the charter of the first Ohio Lions Club in Cleveland. We were the 13th state to associate with International and therefore known as Multiple District 13 Ohio Lions.  There are 410 Lions Clubs in Ohio with approximately12,000 members. All Lions Club members are devoted men and women serving the needs of their communities.

Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1917. Although the youngest major service club organization, LCI has grown to be the world’s largest. Its 1.35 million members belong to more than 45,000 clubs in over 206 countries and geographical locations.

In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their annual International Convention, challenging them to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since that time, service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association’s most significant activities.

The Lions motto is "We Serve."

It is not only a motto,

but our definition and philosophy.



How We Serve         

Service Projects:

Adult and student eye care

Eyeglass Collection

Highway Cleanup, 2 miles on St. Rt. 146

Halloween "Trunk or Treat"

Purchase 4-H animals at Hartford Fair

World Service Day

Peace Posters

Backpack Program

Contributions to:

L. C. Center for the Visually Impaired

Buckeye Boy’s and Girl’s State

Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank

Diabetes Association

Pilot Dogs

Eye Research Foundation

Community/Worldwide Disaster Relief

All-Ohio Lion’s Band

LV Youth Sports Association

LVHS Outstanding Senior Awards

LV High School and Middle Leo Clubs

UMC Food Pantry

Panther Pantry/Lancer Locker


Partners-In-Sight Raffle

Sweetheart Dinner and Auction

White Cane Days

County Aging Program ice cream social

Ice Cream Sales at:

Panthers, Lancers and Lions OH MY!

Licking Valley HS Football 





Membership in the Lions Club:

This is by invitation. New Lions are mentored by their sponsor. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills.

The association is governed by an international board of directors, elected by Lions from around the world. The Licking Valley Lions Club, Inc., is part of Zone 2 and Lions District 13 OH7.

The Licking Valley Lions Club, Inc. meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Hanover Presbyterian Church at 732 North Main Street in Hanover at 7:00 p.m. The first meeting of each month is a dinner meeting. For further information call Lion Ron McLeish (740) 763-4188

About Helen Keller  Click on Photo

Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama.  When she was 18 months old, she developed a fever that caused her to be blind and deaf.  When she was older, Helen met an exceptional teacher, Anne Sullivan, from the Perkins School for the Blind.  Helen learned sign language and braille.  Then a few years later she learned how to speak.  When she became an adult, she became a dedicated and tireless advocate for people with disabilities.  Then in 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention in Aurora, Ohio, and challenged all Lions to become "KNIGHTS of the BLIND in the crusade against darkness."  It was unanimously accepted by the Lions and ever since our work has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.  In 1971, LCI Board of Directors declared June 1st to be remembered as HELEN KELLER DAY!  Lions all around the world implement sight-related service projects on that day!  We thank Helen Keller!

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