Club Goals and Objectives


Club Charitable Grants: 2019-2020

The goals of the McGaheysville-Massanutten Lions Club are to help satisfy needs that present themselves in our local community, our district, our state, our nation and the world. We locally serve the McGaheysville-Massanutten area including the eastern half of Rockingham County in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA
The objectives of the McGaheysville-Massanutten Lions Club are to serve by having our members work together to:

- volunteer their time and effort through service work activities
- volunteer their time and effort through fundraising activities
- provide direct financial assistance to charitable organizations
- help define and solve community needs
- help foster an understanding among all people
- cooperate with other Lions Clubs to provide needed services


View of East Rockingham County from Massanutten Overlook

Grants to Our Local Community:

Camp Holiday Trails (Juvenile Diabetes)

Boy Scout Troop 46 (Massanutten District)

Blue Ridge CC Scholarship (Medical Studies)

Elkton Area United Services (Families in need, Winter Heat, Thrift Store)

Open Doors Thermal Shelter (Homeless in Winter)

Valley Program for Aging Services (Meals-On-Wheels)

Friendship Industries (Special needs Employment)

Skyline Literacy (Citizenship Preparation - GED Tutoring)

CASA: Court Appointed Child Advocates (Guardian ad litem volunteers)

Valley Voice (Public Radio Reading Service for Blind & Vision Impaired)

Vision Assistance (Eye glasses and exams)

Hearing Assistance (Hearing aids and exams)

Sight and Hearing Mobile Screening Unit (SAHMSU)

Explore More Children’s Museum

McGaheysville Elementary (Read-to-Children)

Elderly Mobility/Self-Sufficiency (Transportation)

Grants to State Level Charities in Virginia:

Lions Medical Project (Remote area medical Clinic)

Virginia Hearing Foundation

Virginia Sight Foundation

Virginia Eyeglass Recycling Center

Virginia Bland Music Scholarship (Talented music students)

Lions of Virginia Foundation (LOVF) (special projects in VA)

Northern Virginia Youth Camp

Grants to U.S. and International Charities:

Leader Dogs for the Blind (annual grant)

Sponsoring Leader Dog Puppy - Winston (raising & training)

Youth Exchange (annual student exchange with foreign countries)

Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF):

•      U.S. National and International Disaster Relief operations

•      Vision problems and research for a cure for river blindness

•      help with measles vaccinations in third world countries.

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