Arlington Host Lions Club

    Arlington Host Lions was chartered on December 9, 1936, and has been serving our community since then with a variety of activities and fundraising events.  We have 1-2 fruit sales a year during the winter, and Bar B Que dinners to raise funds for several local, state and national organizations.  Other fundraising events in concert with Lions Clubs International (White Cane Day), Awareness Days, and an eyeglass recycling program, allow us an international outreach to take our motto, "WE SERVE" to our fullest capability.

     We are proud to include in our service to the community an annual Earth Day project, a monthly drive for needed items for Doorways for Women and Families, a partnership with Community Residences bringing their staff and residences to our monthly lunches and in fellowship with us for community service projects.

     We pride ourselves in our deep layer of long-time Lions and are excited to bring new members onboard to nurture their commitment to good works in the spirit of Lionism.  Our sponsorship of the Williamsburg Leo Club, chartered in 2010, has rejuvenated our involvement in children and family-friendly activities and projects.  Bring your ideas and enthusiasm and together we can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

     Please join us at our regular lunch meetings the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 12:00 noon at the Washington Golf and Country Club.  When there’s a 5th Tuesday, we meet for breakfast at 8:00 a.m. at Metro 29 Diner.

Contact us by mail:

Arlington Host Lions Club, P.O. Box 50055, Arlington, VA  22205

Who are the Lions

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.


In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.

After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objects and a code of ethics were approved.

Within three years, Lions became an international organization. Since then, we've earned high marks for both integrity and transparency. We're a well-run organization with a steady vision, a clear mission, and a long – and proud – history.

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