Blauvelt Lions Club

About Lions Clubs:

Beginning in 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs and countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let’s improve our communities.

The Blauvelt Lions Club started in 1953 with 27 charter members. Over the years our members have involved themselves in various community service activities and fundraising to help support our projects. These efforts by Lions and their spouses, children, and friends have made it possible for us to increase both the number of people and charities we support and also the size of the donations.We are your neighbors. We live and work in your community. We serve our communities and others around the world.

Our Projects: 

  • Consistent with our goal  to decrease childhood blindness through early detection of eye diseases, our members use a state of the art camera to test pre-school children for Strabismus, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Myopia, and more.
  • We worked with Lions Club International to get a $75,000 grant for Dominican College to provide equipment for people with low vision.
  • We built the Lions Town Memorial Park in Blauvelt, NY in 2000 with the help of the town, the Highway Department, and local business people to show respect and honor our heroes. The park includes a memorial to the Town of Orangetown residents who died on 9/11 and has a memory wall for placards in memory of our military servicemen and women who have given their lives for our country. Every year on Memorial Day, services are held at the park to remember our Fallen Warriors.
  • We provided a motorized scooter for one of our elementary school residents who is wheelchair bound. The scooter allows him to get around outside and play with his friends, where he could not before.
  • We supply People-to-People on a weekly basis. We have a monthly bingo with the girls at Rockland Psychiatric Center and a December Holiday Party with the girls and the adults at the Nathan Kline Institute.

Our Youth: The Tappan Zee High School Leos Club is the largest Leo club in our district. We now have over 125 Leos from TZHS participate in various activities, like helping out at our roadside cleanups. The Leos also participate in several midnight and breakfast runs into New York City to feed the homeless. The Leos also feed the needy and homeless in our own communities, like the Soup Angels in Nyack and Helping Hands in Piermont.

Lions Club Objectives:

  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.
  • To promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
  • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community.
  • To provide a forum for open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To encourage service minded men and women to serve their community without a personal financial reward.

Blauvelt Lions Club, P.O. Box 55, Blauvelt, NY 10913

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