The Truckee Host Lions Club celebrated its 91st year by offering a free Community Health Fair at the Truckee-Donner Rec Center.

Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who made this event a success! 

  • Lions in Sight of California and Nevada

  • Global Initiative for Health & Wellness

  • Peninsula Special Interest Lions Club

  • Read Between the Lions

  • Reno Host Lions Club

  • Orvis Student Nurses' Association, UNR

  • Tahoe Forest Health System and Tahoe Forest Pharmacy

  • Placer County Oral Health Program and Nevada County Public Health 

  • Truckee California Highway Patrol and Truckee Police Department

  • Raley's O-N-E

Below are photos from the 2022 Community Health Fair!

Reno Host Lions Club and Lions in Sight of California and Nevada provided vision screenings, applications for vouchers for free prescription eye exams and glasses, and free reading glasses at the free Community Health Fair sponsored by the Truckee Host Lions Club.

Special thanks to our Community Partners:


Truckee Lions' Community Health Fair 

Placer County's Oral Health Program provided free dental screenings to children during the club's first-ever health fair.

Dr. Eleanor Britter, past president of the Peninsula Special Interest Lions Club and executive director of the Global Initiative for Health and Wellness, welcomes Truckee Police Department Lt. Lisa Madden with her canine partner, Mugz, to the free diabetes, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings.

Truckee CHP Officer Carlos Perez installs a free child safety car seat. The Truckee CHP teamed up with Truckee PD to provide free child safety care seat inspections and to give away new child car seats to families who needed them.

Lions Assist at Truckee Air Show

Club President Lou LaManna hears all about planes from Cato, one of the many fans of the Truckee Tahoe Air Show & Family Festival. Truckee Lions volunteered to pick up trash at the event.

Truckee Lions Celebrate Alder Creek Students

Truckee Lions continue the club's tradition of providing burgers, hot dogs, chips, and fruit for the Alder Creek Middle School Eighth Grade Promotion Celebration. From left, Lions Jess Baker, Travis Pribble, and Kelly Moretti cook the burgers.

Kelly Moretti, Lou LaManna, Suzy Medlin, Jess Baker, and Travis Pribble pose before the event.

Parent volunteer Lydia Carrillo helps graduate Lyla Pindar select her meal.

"Where There is a Need, There is a Lion."

Our club does not solicit members for charitable contributions. Instead, the club raises money for vision, hearing, and youth community needs through various fundraisers. People, organizations, and events we have supported include:

  • Free health screenings for the entire family at our 2022 Community Health Fair
  • Free eye exams, glasses, and surgery for local residents in need
  • Caldor Fire evacuees
  • Alder Creek Middle School Eighth Grade Promotion Celebration
  • Truckee Little League
  • Truckee Tahoe Airport Air Show & Family Festival
  • Truckee Sunrise Rotary Club
  • Truckee High School Band, Football, Drama, and Cheerleaders
  • Lions Camp Grizzly
  • Project Graduation (drug free event)
  • Truckee High School Scholarship
  • Troop 267 Boy Scouts
  • Troop 434 Girl Scouts of Sierra Nevada
  • Truckee AYSO Soccer
  • Lions Project for Canine Companions
  • Relay for Life
  • Downtown Annual Halloween Truck-ee-Treat
  • Annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Fundraiser
  • Tahoe Food Hub
  • Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
  • Used eye glasses collected for recycling
  • Beer/burger booths at concerts in the Regional Park
  • Food concession at annual Truckee Soccerfest

Lions President Lou LaManna leads our club.

Cook Trailer

Lion Don Purdy built our cook trailer in his driveway.  We use it for a variety of events, but it also is built for community use and is ready in the event of an emergency. “We serve whatever the need.”

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