Lions of Virginia

What We Do

The first Lions club was chartered in 1917 because of one man's desire to be a member of an organization that worked for the betterment of his community. Now, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization. The Commonwealth of Virginia proudly joined its ranks in 1921. Currently there are six Districts representing 321 Lions Clubs and close to 10,000 Virginia members. With the simple motto of " We Serve ", the Lions of Virginia work tirelessly to better the Commonwealth. Helping the blind and visually impaired was the first project of Virginia Lions Clubs and continues to perhaps be the largest service project. In addition to sight programs, which includes collection and distribution of used eyeglasses, Lions also work to serve the hearing impaired, promote diabetes awareness, sponsor youth programs and much more.

For more than eighty years, Lions Clubs around the world have been recognized for their service to the visually impaired and hearing impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks have been established by and are currently supported by Lions Clubs, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research centers. 

Becoming a Member

Lions are constantly seeking civic minded citizens who are willing to donate some time and effort toward making our communities better places in which to live. If you are interested in visiting a Lions Club, please contact The District Governor in your area to receive an invitation to a Lions Club. You can join us and learn more about what Lions really do to help their fellow man. Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation only; however, the only requirements are to be of legal age and good character. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but they have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills which can be used in their work or in their personal lives.

 

Many Persons have the wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratifiction but through fidelity to a worthy pursose. - HELEN KELLER

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

September 5 - 6, 2014 Distirct 24-F Fall Conference - Holiday Inn Bristol, VA

September 11 - 13, 2014 USA Canada Forum - San Juan, Puerto Rico

September 19 - 20, 2014 Distirct 24-C Fall Conferenc - Holiday Inn Staunton, VA

September 26 - 28, 2014 Regional Lions Leadership Institute - Holiday Inn Valley View Roanoke, VA

October 3 - 4, 2014 - Distirct 24-E Fall Conference - Holiday inn Valley View Roanoke, VA

October 17 - 18, 2014 - Distirct 24-A Fall Conference - Sharaton Reston, VA

October 31 - November 1, 2014 - District 24-B Fall Conference - Hilton Gardens Lynchburg, VA

November 6 - 8, 2014 - Virtinia Pin Swap

November 14 - 15, 2014 - Distirct 24-D Fall Conference - Crown Plaza Hampton Marina 

IMPORTANT NOTICES

 

                    

LIONS MEMBER SECTION

Lions Multiple 24 District Forms -

State Acheivement Award Bland Contest
Treasurer Award Lions Tax Exempt Letter
Secretary Award Lions License Plates

Scrapbook Contest Rules

Delivery of Records

Web Page Contest Rules Reimbursement of Expenses

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LIONS LEARNING CENTER

Lions Apparel

Red Jacket Order Form

 

Other Lions Links

Projects Lions Support

Virginia Organ/Tissue/Eye Donor Registry

FUTURE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTIONS

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION SHIRT ORDER FORM

June 26 - 30, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii

June 24 - 28, 2016 Fukuoaka, Japan

June 30 - July 4, 2017 Chicago, IL 100th International Convention

June 29 - July 3, 2018 MGM Grand Resort Las Vegas, NV

Lions of Virginia State Office

State Secretary/Treasurer - Lion Tammie Brightwell

501 Elm Ave., S.W., Roanoke, VA 24016

Phone 540-342-5466 Fax 540-342-0013

LionVa@verizon.net

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