Welcome to the Spartanburg Lions Club

Chartered May 23, 1922

The primary objective of the Spartanburg Lions Club is to serve others in the Spartanburg, South Carolina, community and then to others in need wherever they may be.

Meeting times are every Monday, except for holidays and 5th Mondays of the month, from 1:00pm to 2:00pm at Sparks Restaurant in the Spartanburg Downtown Marriott Hotel. The Marriott Hotel is located at the corner of North Church Street and East Daniel Morgan Avenue.

If you would like to know more about the Spartanburg Lions Club or would like to visit one of our meetings, send an e-mail to the webmaster or write us at

Spartanburg Lions Club
PO Box 647
Spartanburg, SC 29304

Jan Vazquez-Benjamin Spartanburg Lions Club President

Jan Vazquez-Benjamin has been a Lion for 10 years and is honored now to serve as our club’s first LatinX President. Originally from New York City, Jan came to Spartanburg by way of Florida where she enjoyed her career in Arts Administration of Performing Arts venues in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale, Panama City, and Daytona Beach. As a resident of Spartanburg for the past 12 years, Jan worked at the Chapman Cultural Center and Summit Hills Retirement Community but is now happily semi-retired.  She still works part-time at the Peace Center in Greenville assisting the volunteers, with the perk that she gets to see a variety of broadway shows, concerts and community events.

Community service with an all-inclusive perspective has been a part of Jan’s life from an early age, which is why Lionism is so important to her. “Being part of a respected world-wide organization that is in over 200 countries and has 1.4 million members, gives our club some tremendous resources,” she said.  “This year Spartanburg Lions Club hopes to be 100 members strong, establish a Hispanic Lions Club, and serve more local needs than ever before.”

Jan is a graduate of Barry University with a BS in Professional Administration.  She has two sons and 2 grandchildren who are the light of her life. She is active in the Alianza Spartanburg and the Upstate Worship Group, part of the Piedmont Friends YM (Quakers).






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