What Is the Brighton Lions Club?

Our club of 35 men and women is a group of community volunteers--mostly Brighton residents--who offer their time and services to help the blind, vissually impaired, seniors, youth, and Brighton residents in need. Most people in Michigan are also familiar with Lions' work with Leader Dogs for the Blind, Bear Lake Camp for children with disabilities, and the Penrickton Center for the Blind. We are part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world.

For more information on the causes, projects, and programs we support, please visit our Club Projects section.

Want to Volunteer or Become a Member?
We openly welcome new volunteers and members—men and women of all abilities—to join our club and lend enthusiasm, support, and caring to our community work.

You are invited to join us for our next meeting. We meet the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30pm at our “Den” building in Downtown Brighton and the 4th Wednesday of each month at 8:15am  at the AMMERICUS GRILLE.  (Holiday weeks are excluded.)  Please stop by to find out what projects we are currently working on. We’re excited to meet you!

Want to become a member? You can download the membership application by clicking here. Just fill it out and hand it to one of our members.  Members are asked to make a semi-annual donation to the Brighton Lions Club of $40 for membership (that's less then $7.00 per month). Meeting attendance is never mandatory, and we welcome members of all abilities and anyone who has new ideas how to better serve the community.

Donate Your Used Eyeglasses
Have old pairs of eyeglasses? Donate them to help others! We have drop boxes at the following locations:

Brighton District Library Awesome Chiropractic
Brighton Senior Center Genoa Township Hall
Brighton Chamber of Commerce Walmart Optical Center - Fowlerville
Brighton Post Office Walmart Optical Center - Howell
Kensington Ophthalmology Real Estate One (G.R. & Cross St.)
Keehn Funeral Home Brighton Cleaning Supplies
Marion Township Hall The Brighton Lions Community Den**

**Open during certain Downtown Brighton events and our meetings.


During the recent installation of officers dinner, the Brighton Lions Club honored three long time members by presenting each of them with a "Setting the Standard for Lionism" award. These prestigious awards recognize the contributions that each of them has made to the Club and their dedication to helping those in need in our community. Collectively, they have provided 123 years of service to the blind and visually impaired as well as to the many other groups supported by the Brighton Lions Club.  
Pictured from left to right are Lion Phil Capling (Faith), Lion Wally Jolitz (Vicki) and Lion Jim Meier (Helen).




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