Licking Valley Lions
What Do Lions Do?
Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and world communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need, wherever need exists. In addition, Lions participate in service activities emphasizing diabetes awareness, education and research, work with the physically and mentally impaired, environmental issues, community welfare, international understanding and youth.
Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1917. Although the youngest major service club organ-ization, LCI has grown to be the world’s largest. Its 1.35 million members belong to more than 45,000 clubs in over 206 countries and geographical locations.
In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their annual International Convention, challenging them to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since that time, service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association’s most significant activities.
The Lions motto is "We Serve."
It is not only a motto,
but our definition and philosophy.
How We Serve
Adult and student eye care
Eye tissue runs between LMH & OSU
Kid-Care kindergarten registration
Highway Cleanup, 2 miles on St. Rt. 146
Halloween "Trunk or Treat"
Purchase 4-H animals at Hartford Fair
World Service Day
Family Christmas Party
Pull tabs for Children’s or OSU Hospital
L. C. Center for the Visually Impaired
Buckeye Boy’s and Girl’s State
Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank
Eye Research Foundation
Community/Worldwide Disaster Relief
All-Ohio Lion’s Band
LV Youth Sports Association
LVHS Outstanding Senior Awards
LV High School and Middle Leo Clubs
Fifth Quarter recreation at Marne
United Methodist Church
Sweetheart Dinner and Auction
County Aging Program ice cream social
Licking Valley Elementary School Fest
White Cane Days
Membership in the Lions
Club is by invitation. New Lions are mentored by their sponsor. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills.
The association is governed by an international board of directors, elected by Lions from around the world. The Licking Valley Lions Club, Inc. is part of Zone 3 and Lions District 13-K.
The Licking Valley Lions Club, Inc. meets the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Hanover Presbyterian Church at 732 North Main Street in Hanover at 7:00 p.m. The first meeting of each month is a dinner meeting. For further information call PDG Don (740) 763-3733 or Call Lion Dan (740) 763-4436. (see list of club officers under "Contact Us")
About Helen Keller
Helen Keller was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama. When she was 18 months old, she developed a fever that caused her to be blind and deaf. When she was older, Helen met an exceptional teacher, Anne Sullivan, from the Perkins School for the Blind. Helen learned sign language and braille. Then a few years later she learned how to speak. When she became an adult, she became a dedicated and tireless advocate for people with disabilities. Then in 1925, Helen Keller attended the Lions Clubs International Convention in Aurora, Ohio, and challenged all Lions to become "KNIGHTS of the BLIND in the crusade against darkness." It was unanimously accepted by the Lions and ever since our work has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness. In 1971, LCI Board of Directors declared June 1st to be remembered as HELEN KELLER DAY! Lions all around the world implement sight-related service projects on that day! We thank Helen Keller!