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Meeting every Wed. at noon at Casa Mexico

A new program every week, please see the calendar for details

Kids Triathlon

REGISTRATION AND COMPLETE INFORMATION, PLEASE DOWNLOAD HERE

Interview on KTVB Channel 7 about the Found Kids Booth(copy and paste)

the link below

https://www.ktvb.com/video/entertainment/events/found-kids-booth-returns-to-western-idaho-fair/277-faaed896-de5c-436d-bf16-ec6e1f1d448b

 

 

Boise Bench Lions has it's own Youtube Channel!!!!!

Check out the Youtube page or go to Boise Bench Lions on Youtube.

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.4 million members in more than 49,000 clubs are serving communities in over 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.  For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.

 

June 7, 2017 was the 100th Anniversary of Lions Clubs International.  To commemorate the occassion, the Idaho Lt Governor signed a proclamation for Lions Club Day on June 7th.

Lions Clubs isn’t just about eyeglass collecting!

In 1917, Melvin Jones was a successful insurance agency owner and a member of the Business Circle of Chicago.   He encouraged his fellow members to expand beyond their business interests and seek the betterment of the community, saying “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.”  He also contacted similar groups, inviting them to meet and discuss forming a new organization.

Lions Clubs celebrated the 100th anniversary of that organizational meeting which was held on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois USA.   Based on the success of that meeting, the first Lions Clubs convention was held in Dallas, Texas in October of that year, where Dr. William Woods of Evansville, Indiana was elected as the first President.

Melvin Jones was named Secretary Treasurer and authorized to establish a headquarters in Chicago.   The new association expanded rapidly, becoming international in 1920, with the addition of a club in Windsor, Canada.   

On our 100th Anniversary there are 1.4 million Lions in more than 49,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas, united by a single idea:  “We Serve.”

The first Idaho Lions Club, located in Malad, was chartered in May, 1923 and Lions have now expanded to over 60 clubs in Multiple District 39, serving Southern Idaho and Eastern Oregon, including several in the Boise Metropolitan Area.

Lions Envision Sight was founded in 1969 and it belongs to the Lions Clubs comprising Multiple District 39.  The Foundation has several programs such as Personal Assistance to help pay for eye surgeries, school vision and hearing screenings, hearing aid program, eye glass recycling, Idaho Lions Eye Bank, and Idaho Lions Vision Clinic.  The lives of over 90000 people are impacted on an annual basis as a result of the outreach and assistance of these programs.

Club Constitution

The Club Constitution was revised in 2021 and approved on April 14, 2021 and went into effect on July 1, 2021, the latest version reflects the Lions Club International dues and MD39 dues for 2023-2024.   The club approved an amendment for the Tail Twister Fund on May 1, 2024 and the latest version is now available.  you can download it below.

download the club constitution

 

New Member Induction

Pres LaDawn, and new member Abby Welcome the newest member of the Boise Bench Lions Club!!!!!

 

Some of the local community organizations and projects that the Boise Bench Lions assists in many ways.

Over the last several years a quick summary of what the Boise Bench Lions Members did is as follows:  Number of Lions volunteers 412; Lion Hours 1421; Projects 74; Individuals served 2659+; glasses collected 8824; funds donated  A LOT

1. Envision formerly known as The Idaho Eastern Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation

2. Deliver food boxes to residents of Boise City Low Income Senior Housing for the Idaho Food Bank

3.ICAC - (Internet crimes against children)

4. Friendship Food Pantry for Christmas (plus non perishable food delivered

all year)

5. Chrysalis Houses for Christmas Dinners

6. Sort and pack food and back packs for the Idaho Food Bank.

7. Cards, stories and snacks for residents at the Idaho Veterans Home

8. Living expenses for a disabled former restaurant employee

9. Veteran Athletes toward transportation for the Golden Age Olympics

10. Build and deliver beds for Sleep in Heavenly Peace.

11. Rake up Boise.

12. Special Olympics, especially Opening Eyes.

13.  Sponsor activities and host a booth at Zoo Boise for Zoo night for the Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and Blind, which is based in Gooding.

14.  Landscaping projects at Zoo Boise

15. Found Kids Booth at the Western Idaho Fair.

16. Recyle Eyeglasses

17. Vision and Hearing Screenings at local schools and health fairs.

 

Lions Club motto is We Serve and the Boise Bench Lions Club does it with GUSTO!

 

 

 

BOISE BENCH LIONS CLUB

The Boise Bench Lions Club (www.boisebenchlions.com) is typical of the Boise area clubs with a local impact.  Founded in 1951, it has thrived over the years and has worked with and assisted other social service organizations and an underserved population.    The club works with various organizations, such as Envision, Idaho Veterans Home, the Idaho Food Bank, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Friendship Food Pantry and assists individuals with wheel chair ramps, eye glasses and other needs. 

The club also has contributed to various community organizations such as Hope House, Womens and Childrens Alliance, Corpus Christi, Zoo Boise, Humphries Diabetes Center and refugees to mention a few. We also provide food and gifts to families at Christmas time.
The club also has time for social events during the year such as the annual picnic, charter party and Christmas Party, a great way to mingle with fellow members and guests.
Being one of the largest Lions Clubs in the State, we have been a good source for leadership for Lions Clubs with several Zone Chairs, Past District Governors, project Chairs, Council Chairs, Lions Envision Sight Board Presidents and Past International Director Gary D'Orazio.

 

 

Now on twitter  @boisebenchlions

email boisebenchlions@gmail.com

 

 

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.

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