Lions International:

In 1917, Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. Later that year an organizational meeting was held joining similar groups around the United States and what was to become Lions International was formed.  In 1925 Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, and challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness."

Wellsville Lions Charities Inc.

Service began in 1942. Thirty men working together to live up to the Lions Motto:  "We Serve". Our primary focus is sight and giving back to the community while having fun. Since then, the club has generated in excess of $1,100,000 in donations in support of Lions activities.

2022-2023 Club Officers:

President -  Nancy Mosher

1st Vice President Bill Childs

2nd Vice President - Tom Farmer​

3rd Vice President - Mike Raptis

Secretary - Don Careless

Treasurer - Dave Foster

Tail Twisters - Gary Balcom (1Y)

                         Bruce Hand (2Y)

Lion Tamers -  Dustin Quinn

                         Mike Donohue

Directors 1 Yr -   Joe Holla             Dean Arnold

                             Pat Carlin            Mark Finn

Directors 2 Yr -    Clint Gilkey         Brad Watson

                              Ed Tezak            Jody Torrey


Director Membership - Kris Green

Immediate Past President - Dave Foster

Past Presidents Representative - Roger Moyer

District Governor - Curtis Burdick

UPCOMING EVENTS :      Wellsville Lions Club 

33nd Annual Greater Wellsville Trout Derby

Wellsville Island Park

April 21-23, 2023


World Service Day

October 12, 2022


Fantasy of LIghts

David A. Howe Library Lawn

November 20, 2022


76th Lions Show



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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