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About Us

The Breakfast Club was sponsored by the Porterville Noon Lions in 1960.  For over 50 years we have been tirelessly serving those in need with projects ranging from the Chem Free Grad Night to providing eye care to individuals with sight impairments to spaghetti dinners for local events. Currently, our primary fundraisers are the St Patrick’s Day Brewfest, Swing for Sight Golf Tournament, Drive-Through dinners and a beer booth at the Freedom Fest.

This club is committed to bringing the services of Lions Clubs International to our community.  We had an active role in the construction of the first sheltered workshop on Olive Avenue, an arbor in Veterans Park as well as a small children’s park on Orange Avenue.  Expansion of the women’s shelter and the Porterville Museum were other local construction jobs.

We assist monetarily with numerous youth activities, senior citizen programs, City sponsored events, and non-profit activities.


Current Member Roster

  

ALONZO, ERNESTO

ANDERSON, CAMERON

BELTRAN, RAYMOND

BENTON, JAMES

BOESCH, JACK

BOTTOMS, JEFF

BOULTON, ROBERT

BROWN, JEFF

BUCKLEY, JOHN

BUCKTON, JOHN

BURNS, PEPPARD

BURNS, THOMAS

CARPENTER, NORMAN

CHAVEZ, JAMES

CRAMER, BENJAMIN

DELLA, DUSTIN

DOYEL, JOHN

DUYSEN, LARRY

FORRESTER, DONALD

FUSCO, WILLIAM

GARCIA, MICHAEL

GRAYBEHL, AMY

GRAYBEHL, STEVEN

GUTIERREZ, MICHAEL

HATCHER, JAMES

HEARD, JOSEPH

JONES, BILL

KAISER, GARY

LANKFORD, BRUCE

LINDGREN, LARRY

MENDIVIL, RICHARD Jr.

MOENCH, WILLIAM BILL

MOORE, DONNIE

MUIRHEAD, JEFFERY

PADILLA, JULIA-ROSE

PENGILLY, DEL

POLANEC, WILLIAM

PUGH, ROBERT

PYLAND, MELVIN

RAYMOND, ROBERT

RUIZ, JOSEPH Jr.

SAMORA, ARTURO

SANDBERG, WILFRED

SANTOS, GARY

SHARP, MARVIN DWAYNE

SIMONICH, JOHN

SOWERS, DONALD

STADTHERR, DAN

STEIDLEY, TREVOR

STEVENTON, DAVID

STOVER, DONALD

STOWE, MILT

TAYLOR, RICHARD

THOMAS, GARRETT

TREE, RICHARD

VILLICANA, HECTOR

WALLACE, GARY

WARNKE, JAY

WATSON, MIKE

WEBB, DOUG

WILSON, HAROLD

     


Twinning

The International Club Twinning Program is a voluntary and mutual agreement between clubs in different countries.  Twinning provides an opportunity to learn about another club and its culture. Club twins actively illustrate the Third Purpose of the Association, To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.  The Porterville Breakfast Lions is currently twinning with a club in South Africa and one in Nepal.

 Porterville Lions Club, Porterville South Africa:

See: http://www.portervilletourism.co.za/home

Porterville is a picturesque town on the slopes of the beautiful Olifants River Mountains at the foot of Voorberg. It was established in 1863 after Frederick John Owen, one of the original 1820 Settlers, subdivided his farm, Pomona into plots, naming the town after the then popular Attorney General of the Cape, Sir William Porter.

 Originally the region was inhabited by San (Bushmen) tribes centuries before the arrival of the Dutch Settlers and the mountains in the region contain numerous relics of the past, the most enigmatic being a rock art painting of a sailing ship in the Groot Winterhoek Mountains (on privately owned land) east of Porterville.

This unspoilt country town of some 9 000 inhabitants is a land of extremes, offering diversity, hospitality and authenticity. The region is famous for the rarest of flowers, the DisaUniflora. It is the only place in South Africa where one can see fields of these flowers in nature, the rarest being the sulphur yellow Disa, which has been found only in one small colony in Porterville.

Climatic conditions vary from dry, hot summers with powerful thermals (making it the ideal location for paragliding enthusiasts) followed by severe winters, with snow on the mountain peaks and storms rolling in from the Atlantic coast in the west. The Dasklip Pass takes one to the mountain and the Groot Winterhoek Nature Reserve.

Lions Club of Kathmandu:

Nepal is a country of highly diverse and rich geography, culture, and religions. The mountainous north has eight of the world's ten highest mountains, including the highest, Mount Everest. This small, hospitable country is an exceptionally popular destination for travelers, whether they are in search of climbing challenges or spiritual enlightenment. The utmost but important thing is the Kathmandu the capital city of Nepal is also known as "City of Temples" and adorned with cultural heritages and garnished with the people from all over the country and well known for their great hospitality.

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is not only the land of many mountain peaks, but also many gods and goddess, unique among all of them being the living, breathing goddess – Kumari Devi, a deified young girl. The custom of worshipping a pre-pubescent girl, who is not a born goddess, as the source of supreme power is an old Hindu-Buddhist tradition that still continues to this day in Nepal.

The beautiful small country is also the land of festivals. There are more than 50 festivals celebrated in Nepal every year. While the national festivals have fixed dates, religious festivals are set by astrologers following the lunar calendar. The best part about the festivals in Nepal is that all the events are celebrated with the same enthusiasm and galore the way it used to be hundreds of years ago when people had no other means of entertainment. The food of Nepal is as diverse as the country itself. Nepalese food is famous for its nutrition level and tempting taste.


Leo Club

The Porterville Breakfast Lions sponsor the Harmony Magnet Academy Leo Club.  HMA LEO's mission is allow students to give back to the community through volunteering, meeting new people, gaining leadership skills, communicating with others, taking on higher roles in the club, and harboring new experiences.

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