Welcome to the Downtown Lions Club

The Downtown Nashville LIONS Club is one of the oldest and most distinguished clubs in the country being founded on February 12, 1920. A review of the previous membership will show some of the most respected men and women in the history of Nashville, TN.

The club meets for lunch every Monday from 12 to 1 at the University Club of Nashville on Vanderbilt's campus.

The Downtown Nashville Lions Club has named their meeting room, the "John G. Justice Meeting Room" in memory of past District Governor & International Director John G. Justice. The club was founded in 1920 and John held the highest office of any member in the Nashville Downtown Club.

John died on September 7th at the age of 88. We dedicated the flag at his memorial service on September 13th, which would have been his 89th birthday.
Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2014 - 2015.
President - Paul Barnes
1st VP - Ben Hopper
2nd VP - Larry Barnes
3rd VP - Jerry Moss
Exec. Secretary - Deryl Bauman
Treasurer - Mark Coleman
Lion Tamer - Mike Darnell
Tail Twisters - Mary LeVan
Charles Biter, and Charles Burridge
CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Phil Barnes for being elected 2nd District Vice Governor at the most recent district convention.  We look forward to your leadership for our district over the next 3 years.
Thanks to all the men and women who generously donate their talents and leadership ability to our club and district.

As members of the Downtown Nashville Lions club we would like to ask you to consider making a year-end gift to our Blind and Charity Fund to help our club as we strive to serve those of our community who are sight impaired.


Funds from the Blind and Charity Fund are used to serve two main goals:


  1. To help those who are in need of eyeglasses and do not have the means or insurance to provide them.  Due to the difficult economic times, we have seen a significant increase in requests for eyeglasses from those who live in the Nashville area.


  1. To provide funds for Operation Kid-Sight Outreach. Kid-Sight Outreach is one of the programs of the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  The Eye Center has a child-friendly design that meets the special needs of Tennessee children and puts them at ease during their evaluation and treatment.


Kid-Sight Outreach is the Eye Center’s eye-screening program, which seeks to identify thousands of at-risk children across Tennessee.  The program provides early intervention for Tennessee children, which is the key to successful treatment of eye disease.  The Eye Center also provides valuable research information and the opportunity for professional training in pediatric eye care.


Lions from our club and across the state of Tennessee volunteer their time to conduct the eye screening process.


The Blind and Charity fund is organized as a 501c3, therefore your contribution is fully tax deductible.  We will send out an acknowledgement of receipt for your tax records.  Please send your donation to the address at the top of this letter.


Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.


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