The La Crosse Lions Club
La Crosse Lions Charities (501.c.3)
Proudly Serving the La Crosse Community for over 90 years!
The La Crosse Lions Ride for Sight will be held on August 13. Please see the separate page with all the details. We hope you can join us.
Please Join Us for the City Band Concerts in Riverside Park this summer. Concerts are on Wednesday Evenings June 8,15, 22 and July 8,13, 20 qnd 27 at &:30 pm. We serve pop and popcorn during the concert. On June 8 and July 27 we will have a free book giveaway for all children present.
Stop by the Brat Stand at the Village Festival Store on June 11 and 12 to support the Lions. We will also be selling brats on July 23 and 24.
We are planning fall vision screenings for area children. If you would like the Lions to do vision screening for your school, day care or organization please contact us.
Chartered in 1922, the La Crosse Lions Club and La Crosse Lions Charities (a 501.c.3 corp.) have served the La Crosse Community with volunteer workers, financial assistance, and good citizenship to promote a positive spirit, good government, and an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of our community.
The La Crosse Lions meet on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Our meetings include social time, a dinner, a guest speaker, announcements and other business, along with fun and fellowship. Members pay semi-annual dues of $35.00 with family memberships costing $25.00 more per additional family member. Members also pay for their meals at the meetings.
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.
It has been recognized as the number one non-governmental organization in the world by the Financial Times for the way we handle our finances. 100% of all donations go toward our service activities. The Lions also have a four star rating, the highest, by Charity Evaluator.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, giving away books to promote literacy, and recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
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.