Northport Lions Club

Welcome to Northport Lions Club


Northport, Alabama chartered its Lions Club on February 25, 1955 with 79 charter members.   Mr. Dawson Christian was our first President, and Mr. A.M. Kizziah was our first Secretary.  At the initial meeting, we adopted the motto of Lions Clubs International:  "WE SERVE".  The Northport Lions Club has been serving the communities of Tuscaloosa and Northport for the past 65 years!

Today, membership includes 35 dedicated men and women.  We meet twice a month for a meal and fellowship.  The club proudly supports a variety of causes, some of which are outlined below:

  • Camp Seale Harris: a weeklong summer camp to train diabetic children, ages 6-17,  to manage their illness.
  • Alabama Lions Sight Conservation Association: provides eye surgeries for patients statewide and provides eye exams to underserved individuals via a Mobile Unit to 40 counties throughout the state of Alabama.
  • Local Sight Work: our club provides eye exams and glasses for people in our area.
  • Caring Days:  provides a day program for adults with Alzheimer's and other memory disorders.
  • Food Donations: helping individuals with food to supplement their family needs through the Food Pantry at St. Mark United Methodist Chruch.
  • R.I.S.E Program at The University of Alabama.
  • West Alabama East Seal Rehabilitation Center
  • Environmental Service Projects: planting trees, purchase of park benches.
  • Collection of used eye glasses, old cell phones, old hearing aids for refurbishing and re-distribution to those in need.
  • Diabetes awareness: provide educational programs to make individuals and organizations aware of the magnitude of diabetes in the local area as well as in the U.S. and to support programs which treat this disease.
  • West Alabama Food Bank:  club members volunteer numerous hours per month to assist the Food Bank in sorting food items, packaging food for children's back packs, and preparing supplemental food boxes for senior citizens.
  • Dickens Downtown Christmas Event:  members assist in serving the public food and beverages during the annual Northport Dickens Downtown Christmas event.
  • Leadeship Opportunites for High School Students: the club provides scholarhips to High School Students to attend the Alabama Lions Club State Annual Leadership Conference.
  • Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind: the club provides support to the AIDB.

We support these causes through fundraisers such as breakfasts, Deer Hunts, and other fundraising events.

Northport Lions Club is always looking for a few civic minded men and women to join us in providing our services to the local community.  Click on "Contact Us"in the upper left corner of this page to learn how to become a member of the Northport Lions Club.

Lions Club International Objectives:

  • 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 the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To Unite the clubs in the bonds of frinedship, good fellowship 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 commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.

For additional information on why you should consider joining the Northport Lions Club,

download the "BE A LION" borchure.


Lions Club International has served over 250 million people!

5,734,744 people served thorugh vision screening

14,756,467 people served through food collection and meal preparation

1,377,427 people served through clean water and sanitation

2,278,223 people served through childhood cancer awareness, education and advocacy

1,377,746 people served through type two diabetes risk awareness and screenings

and 2,172,113 people served through eyeglass collection and recycling.

And this is just a fraction of the work Lions Clubs around the world have done this year!



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"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."   Helen Keller



Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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