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WE SERVE

WHO WE ARE:
Waynesboro Lions Club is a local, nonprofit service organization chartered by Lions Club International.  Fundraising efforts allow us to aid individuals and community organizations in need.  100% of the money we collect through public fundraising efforts is utilized to help others through a variety of Lions service projects!  Administrative expenses of the club are paid for through member dues.   

The Waynesboro Virginia Lions Club was founded in 1941 by 15 charter members with a desire to serve those in need in the community.  Today, decades later, our purpose remains the same.  The Waynesboro Lions Club is composed of volunteer members who dedicate time and resources to aid our community members here in the Waynesboro area in need of assistance.

HOW CAN I HELP?
We need your support to continue the mission.   New members are always welcome and are you are encouraged to speak with any member for more information.  Can’t commit to joining? You can offer your support by donating to the Waynesboro Lions Club and/or purchasing a chicken barbeque half during one of our mild-weather barbecue or other fundraising events.  Don’t forget to watch for our August/September All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Festival/Silent Auction and our returning Christmas Tree Fundraiser in November-December.

WAYNESBORO CLUB SNAPSHOT

CLUB HISTORY Chartered October 1941 – 15 Charter Members Sponsored by the Staunton Lions Club. We sponsored the Stuarts Draft and Nelson County Lions Clubs.

CLUB MEETINGS Second and Fourth Tuesday at 6:15 pm at the Moose Lodge on Hopeman Parkway, Waynesboro. Warm weather meetings are held at the Elks Club Pavilion on Harvard Road, Waynesboro.

ATTENDANCE 100% attendance is encouraged. Meeting may be made up 10 days preceding or 10 days following a regular meeting by participating in a project, visiting another Lions or Lioness Club, attending a committee meeting or any other official Lions function or visiting National Hdqs.

OTHER MEETINGS Board Meeting: As needed.

Zone Meetings: Three times per year at various locations in our Zone. Usually October, November and March.

ANNUAL CONVENTIONS Fall Conference: October or November. District Cabinet Meeting, various classes and seminars. Banquet.

State Convention May in a major Virginia City

International Convention June or July in a major world city

MEMBERSHIP :   New members are always welcomeEach new member must be sponsored by a current member and be approved by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors.  Contact any Waynesboro Lions Club member for more information.

DUES AND OTHER COSTS Dues: $ 80.00 per quarter (includes meals). These funds go directly toward administrative costs so that all donated/fundraising money goes directly toward service projects and community assistance.

Fees: $25.00 one time LCI initiation fee.

SOCIAL ACTIVITIES 
MEMBERS CHRISTMAS PARTY with spouse or significant other. First meeting in December.

SUMMER PICNIC on last meeting in August (with spouse or significant other and family).

FUND RAISING PROJECTS Annually:
November/December—Christmas Tree Sale

Spring, Summer, Fall - Monthly Chicken Barbecue Fundraisers.

Spring—White Cane Sale

August—All-You-Can-Eat Shrimp Feast for Sight

Other—Might include sale of raffle tickets, food concessions, etc. as determined by the Board of Directors.

OTHER PROJECTS Includes the Boys and Girls Club, The Senior Center, Boys and Girls State, the Talking Book Center, diabetes education and LCI programs.

SERVICE PROJECTS

Sight Conservation: Within the club service area the club provides, examinations, eye glasses and other corrective measures as directed by local medical providers. In addition, club members do eye testing in the schools. The Club financially supports the Lions Sight Foundation of Virginia. The Club collects used eyeglasses which are recycled to needy people around the world.

Hearing Conservation: Club provides hearing aids and examination for the needy in the club service area and financially supports the Hearing Foundation of VA. In addition, the club promotes ear protection and noise reduction.

Leader Dog School: The Club helps support eligible blind person to attend the Leader Dog School in Rochester, Michigan and also supports that school.

Lions of Virginia Foundation: Financial support is given to provide for research, education and help in disaster within the State of Virginia.

Lions Club International Foundation: Financial support is given to help provide Grants for Humanitarian Service, major Catastrophes and International Programs.

LIONS INFORMATION: Lapel Pin consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple field with two Lion profiles at either side facing away from the center. Symbolically, the lions face both the past and the future—proud of the past and confident of the future. The pin should be worn with pride at all times.

Lions Slogan: Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation’s Safety (L-I-O-N-S). Lions Motto: We Serve

Lions Colors: Purple and Gold

Purple stands for loyalty to country, loyalty to friends, loyalty to one’s self, and to the integrity of the mind and heart. It is the traditional color of strength, courage, and tireless dedication to cause. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart, and purse toward our fellow man. 

LIONS SCOPE; Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in about 700 districts and 206 countries and geographic areas.

LIONS CLUBS 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 Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, 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, profession, public works and private endeavors.

 

AN INVITATION

The Waynesboro Lions Club asks interested citizens to seriously consider joining us in our efforts "To Serve" the community. The social contacts and service opportunities will enrich your lives and promote a better community. Men and women are asked to consider this offer and make a commitment to help your fellow man. Our fundraising projects and service projects help make a stronger club and are not burdensome. Your community and the Waynesboro Lions Club need YOU!

See the "Contact Me" page to speak to a member.  You can also email the secretary at secretary4lions@gmail.com.  
An application is available here.

For further information, check our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/waynesborovalionsclub  or our website at e-clubhouse.org/sites/waynesborova/Events.php  or search Lions Clubs International at lionsclubs.org.

We Serve

WAYNESBORO LIONS CLUB

PO Box 211

Waynesboro, VA 22980

 

 

 

 

 

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