Welcome to the Downtown Lions Club

The Downtown Nashville LIONS Club is one of the oldest and most distinguished clubs in the country being founded on February 12, 1920. A review of the previous membership will show some of the most respected men and women in the history of Nashville, TN.

The club meets for lunch every Monday from 12 to 1 at the University Club of Nashville on Vanderbilt's campus.

As members of the Downtown Nashville Lions club we would like to ask you to consider making a year-end gift to our Blind and Charity Fund to help our club as we strive to serve those of our community who are sight impaired. 


Funds from the Blind and Charity Fund are used to serve two main goals:


  1. To help those who are in need of eyeglasses and do not have the means or insurance to provide them.  Due to the difficult economic times, we have seen a significant increase in requests for eyeglasses from those who live in the Nashville area.


  1. To provide funds for Operation Kid-Sight Outreach. Kid-Sight Outreach is one of the programs of the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Medical Center.  The Eye Center has a child-friendly design that meets the special needs of Tennessee children and puts them at ease during their evaluation and treatment.


Kid-Sight Outreach is the Eye Center’s eye-screening program, which seeks to identify thousands of at-risk children across Tennessee.  The program provides early intervention for Tennessee children, which is the key to successful treatment of eye disease.  The Eye Center also provides valuable research information and the opportunity for professional training in pediatric eye care.


Lions from our club and across the state of Tennessee volunteer their time to conduct the eye screening process.


The Blind and Charity fund is organized as a 501c3, therefore your contribution is fully tax deductible.  We will send out an acknowledgement of receipt for your tax records.  Please send your donation to the address at the top of this letter.


Thank you in advance for your kind consideration.
Congratulations to our newly elected officers for 2012 - 2013.
President - Johnny Barnes
1st VP - Tom Kiermeier
2nd VP - Paul Barnes
3rd VP - Ben Hopper
Exec. Secretary - Deryl Bauman
Treasurer - Jerry Moss
Lion Tamer - Phil Barnes
Tail Twisters - Mary LeVan
Charles Biter, and Charles Burridge


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