|The Rural Retreat Lions Club was chartered in 1941 by Lions Clubs International; the world’s largest service club organization with 1.3 million members in 45,000 clubs in 205 countries and geographic areas. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes.
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Priscilla Musser Hall District Governor 24-F
President: Doug Matney
WHAT WE DO as members of our club, Virginia Lions and Lions Clubs International
The mission of the Rural Retreat Lions Club is to serve our neighbors and help those less fortunate. Each year we provide eye screenings for area schools and provide people with free eye exams and eyeglasses. We sponsor a scholarship for a deserving student entering college, sponsor a Bland Memorial Contest, purchase hearing aids and help in other community projects such as youth programs.
Virginia Multi-District 24 Lions
Our club is a member of Multi-District 24 and our district is known as District F
The first Lions club was chartered in 1917 because of one man's, Melvin Jones, desire to be a member of an organization that worked for the betterment of his community. Now, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service organization. The Commonwealth of Virginia proudly joined its ranks in 1921. Currently there are six Districts representing 321 Lions Clubs and close to 10,000 Virginia members. With the simple motto of " We Serve ", the Lions of Virginia work tirelessly to better the Commonwealth. Helping the blind and visually impaired was the first project of Virginia Lions Clubs and continues to perhaps be the largest service project. In addition to sight programs, which includes collection and distribution of used eyeglasses, Lions also work to serve the hearing impaired, promote diabetes awareness, sponsor youth programs and much more.
For more than eighty years, Lions Clubs around the world have been recognized for their service to the visually impaired and hearing impaired. The majority of the world's eye banks have been established by and are currently supported by Lions Clubs, as are hundreds of clinics, hospitals and eye research centers.
Lions Clubs International
To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions Code of Ethics
Let’s say a special prayer for our military men and women while they are deployed to foreign lands. May God Bless them and look over them and their family’s and protect them during their separation from each other.
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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.