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Vision screening Dawson County Middle School 9/25/23

Thank you Dawsonville Lions and Forsyth County Lions


Meeting with Dr. Angela Williams 2nd VDG 9/21/23

Lions Vision Screening Black's Mill and Kilough Elementary 


Georgia Lions District 18-I 1st Cabinet Meeting, Monroe GA  8/12/23

Leader Dog Appreciation Certificate

Dawsonville Lions PDG Charles Carter Global Extension Team Chair

Lions Meeting 8/3/23

 In memory of Jerry Tragesser

Lions Meeting 7/20/23 

Jason Holbrook (Tom Bingham Award), Fran Schefer, Lighthouse, Marty Horne, President

Martha Holbrook, Lion of the Year

Dawsonville Lions 70th Anniversary and Awards Banquet

DG Steve Helwig with Dawsonville Lions 2023-24 Officers and Board members

Dawson County High School scholarship night May 2, 2023


Lions Meeting 4/6/23 Elections for July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

Officers and board members for 2023-24

____ President Marty Horne 

____ Vice President Margaret Johnson

____ Secretary Jim Buckley

____ Treasurer Martha Holbrook

____ Tail Twister Charles Carter

____ Lion Tamer Buster Roper

____ 1st yr Director Peter Kouloumberis (2-yrs)

____ 2nd yr Director Ryan Disharoon

____ Membership Director Margaret Johnson




Lions Support Wee Books Leap for Literacy 3/25/23


Lions Meeting with the Humane Society 3/16/23

The Dawsonville Lyons donated $500 to the Dawson County Humane Society.

District 18-I 3rd Cabinet Meeting and Hall of Fame 3/11/23

STAR Student and Teacher Dinner 2/16/23

with 1st VDG Chris Sullivan

Dawson County Library Meeting 2/2/23

Margaret Johnson and Stacey Leonhardt, DC Library Manager

President Margaret Johnsonn, new Lion Phillip Zingleman and sponsor Jim Buckley


Good Shepherd Clinic Meeting 1/19/23

Kay Parrish, Good Shepherd Exec. Dir. and Margaret Johnson, Lions President


STAR Student and Teacher Recognition

Dawson County High School 1/12/23

Don Cargill, Benjamin Hodge (STAR student), Ms. Lindsey Luchansky (STAR teacher), Mrs. Michael Negley (principal), Margaret Johnson, Jim Buckley and Dr. Tanya Tucker (counselor)

Lions Meeting 1-5-23


Lions Club and Woman's Club Christmas Party 12/5/22

Chin Chin Restaurant

Dawsonville Chritmas Parade Nov. 19, 2022

Lions Meeting Nov. 3, 2022

David James and Jim Purdy receive service awards from District Governor Steve Helwig

Thank you 2022 Golf Sponsor Dawson County News AD

Lions Meeting Nov. 3, 2022

VP Marty Horne, Pres. Margaret Johnson induct new member Peter Kouloumberis


Lions Charity Golf Tournament

October 10, 2022 Crystal Falls

Dawsonville Lions Meeting 7/7/22

Ryan Disharoon, Tom Bingham Fellow, with President Margaret Johnson 

Dawsonville Lions Awards Banquet 6/20/22

Meeting 5/5/22


President Marty Horne inducts New Lion Ellen Masters


Scholarship Awards Night DCHS May 2, 2022

 The Dawsoville Lions Club Awarded 21 Scholarships


Meeting with The Dawson County Humane Society

White Cane Day at Chick-fil-A 4/9/22Chuck and David collecting a donation

Meeting with The Place 3/17/22

 Marty, Amy, Joni, Martha and Chuck


District 18-I 3rd Cabinet Meeting and Hall of Fame

Lions Meeting February 17, 2022

Guest speaker Karmen Pharris, Wee Books 

Lions Meeting February 3, 2022

 Guest speaker Stacey Leonhardt, Dawson County Library


Lions STAR Student and Teacher

Papa's Place, January 20, 2022

Don Cargill, Hope (ST) snd Kyle Honea, Megan (SS), Susan and Devon Wright


Lions and Woman's Club Christmas Party

Chin Chin Restaurant 12/6/21


Thank You Golf Sponsors 2021

download Lions golf sponsor ad 2021

26th Dawsonville Lions Charity Golf Tournament

Crystal Falls Golf Club, Oct. 11, 2021


Lions Donate Trailer to Boy Scouts 9/10/21

District 18-I 1st Cabinet Meeting, July 31, 2021 Loganville, GA

Prez Marty Horne, Secy Jim Buckley and Region Chair Greg Hicks - Beach Party!

Lions Meeting 7/8/21

President Marty receives C.M. Blanton Award from PDG Trudy Rudert 

Awards Banquet Forrest Hills Resort 6/2/1/21

Meeting 6/10/21

 Donation to the Dawson County Humane Society


STAR Student and Teacher Dinner 4/19/21

STAR student Magnus Hodgson, STAR teacher Aimee Park and Lion Don Cargill

STAR student family, STAR teacher family and Kate Jarrard counselor

White Cane Day at Chick-fil-A 4/17/21

Lions Meeing Papa's Place 4/5/21


Dawsonvillie Lions Donate to the Good Shepherd Clinic

March 4, 2021

Jim Buckley, Kay Parrish, Martha Holbrook and Richard DeNell


Dawsonville Veterans Flags and Markers

Thanks Lions for putting up the Flags and markers for Veterans Day


Thank You Sponsors AD (Click to see ad)

25th Annual Dawsonville Lions Charity Golf Tournament

Monday, October 12, 2020, Crystal Falls Golf Club

Pre-Registration Only, Shotgun Start 11 AM

3756 Cowart Rd, Dawsonville, GA

download the golf brochure 2020

For Additional Information Contact:

Greg Hicks: 404-405-5315, Joseph Bosworth: 706-216-1238 

Crystal Falls Golf: 770-894-4972


Regular Zoom Meeting 10-5-20


Regular meeting 7/20/20 Papa's Place


Regular Zoom Meeting 7-6-20


67th Awards Program for 2019-2020, June 15, 2020, 7 PM Virtual Zoom Meeting


Milk Donation to Dawson County School Children 3/19/20

Mayfield Dairy together with Leon’s Food Mart and the Dawsonville Lions Club have provided funds to donate 3000 units of milk to Dawson County school children. This milk supplements the lunches that are being delivered during the school closures due to COVID-19. Mayfield Dairy approached Sam Budhani, (Leon’s Food Mart and a Lion) with a plan to provide milk to school children in Dawson and Forsyth Counties. Donations came from Mayfield Dairy, Sam Budhani, the Dawsonville Lions Club and Mike Berry (Lion). The milk was delivered Thursday, March19, 2020 to the Riverview Middle School in Dawson County for distribution. Pictured are staff members of Riverview Middle School, Greg Hicks (Lions Cub) and Sam Budhani (Leon’s Food Mart and Lions Club).



 Secretary Jim Buckley, Lion Marshall Cox, Toowoomba, Australia and President Margaret Johnson met at Papa's Place for breakfast and a chat. 


The Meeting for 3/16/20 ws cancelled due to COVID-19.


STAR Student and Teacher Dinner 3/2/20

Pres. Margaret Johnson, Star Student Taylor Daniel, STAR Teacher Lindsey Luchansky and Parents: Missy and Tim Daniel


3rd Cabinet and Hall of Fame Convention 2/29/20

Hall of Fame Inductees Jason and Martha Holbrook

Poker Night Administrative Fundraiser

Dawsonville Christmas Parade 12-7-19


Christmas Party with the Lions Club and the Woman's Club 12-2-19

Forrest Hills Resort

Thank You Golf Tournament Sponsors

Click for sponsors

Lions Meeting 11-18-19

 Georgann Schmalz, Greg Hicks and Margaret Johnson

Lions Meeting 10-21-19

Lion Sheila Casteel, Zone Chair and Margaret Johnson, President

Tim and Isabella Smock $2500 grant in honor of Lion Jerry Tragesser

(Greg Hicks and Jerry Tragesser)


24th Annual Dawsonville Lions Charity Golf Tournament

Monday, October 14, 2019, Crystal Falls Golf Club

3756 Cowart Rd, Dawsonville, GA

golf brochure 2019

For Additional Information Contact:

Greg Hicks: 404-405-5315, Joseph Bosworth: 706-216-1238 

Crystal Falls Golf: 770-894-4972

Greg, Donna, Bill, Jim P, Buster, Heather, VDG Steve and Sandra

Lions Meeting 9-9-19

1st VDG Trudy Rudert and President Margaret Johnson


Lions Meeting 8-5-19

President Margaret Johnson with Justin Power, Clerk of Courts

Lions Meeting 7-15-19

Lion Sandra Adams receives the C.M. Blanton Award from Margaret Johnson, President

Lion Meeting 7-1-19

Lion Jerry Tragesser receives Centennial Membership Award from Pres. Margaret Johnson

Lions Awards Banquet 2019

President Don Cargill presents Melvin Jones Award to Chuck Pierce


Scholarship Night May 2, 2019

 President Don Cargill, Mike Turner and VP Margaret Johnson

Pups in the Park April 13, 2019

 Jim B, Jerry and Richard


Meeting at Papa's Place April 1, 2019

Meeting with the Humane Society

Meeting at Papa's Place March 18, 2019

 Lion Kathy Forster (USDA) and Lion Don Cargill


STAR Student Dinner NGU March 7, 2019

 STAR Teacher Laura Hendrix with STAR Student Will Mulberry

Meeting at Papa's Place March 4, 2019

Pres. Don (L) gives Lion Marty Horne the Hall of Fame plaque


Meeting at Papa's Place Feb. 18, 2019

Lion Don Cargill donates to Stacey Leonhardt, Dawson County Library


Texas Hold'em Admin Fundraiser Feb. 9, 2019

Winners Greg Hicks and Ann Bosworth with Joe Bosworth


Meeting at Papa's Place Feb. 4, 2019

VDG Steve Williams, Pres. Don Cargill and Lion Greg Hicks with Centennial Award


Meeting at Papa's Place Jan. 21, 2019

Martha Holbrook, Kay Parrish (Good Shepherd Clinic) and Don Cargill


Meeting at Papa's Place Jan. 7, 2019

 Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson and Pres. Don Cargill


Meeting at Papa's Place Nov. 5, 2018

Terri Tragesser, Don Cargill and David Headley


Moonshine Festiva,l October 27-28, 2018


23rd Annual Dawsonville Lions Charity Golf Tournament

Golf tournament brochure 2018 PDF 

Meeting September 10, 2018 Papa's Place


Meeting August 6,2018

Dawsonville Lions receive Net 2 Membership Award


Three on a String Bluegrass Concert

Dawsonville Lions sponsored

August 2, 7 PM

First Baptist Church of Dawsonville

download  three on a string flyer

Meeting July 2, 2018 Papa's Place


Awards Banquet June 18, 2018

Chestatee Golf Club


Dawson County HS Honors Night May 10, 2018


Meeting May 7, 2018

Marty Horne, Rep. Kevin Tanner and Don Cargill


STAR Student and STAR Teacher April 16, 2018

Marty Horne, Laura Hendrix, Marley Hamby and Don Cargill


Don Cargill, President: 

Marty Horne, Past Pres.: Eyeglasses and Membership  404-323-9683

Jim Buckley, Secretary:

Dawsonville Lions Charities Inc is a 501(C) 3 non-profit service organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service; therefore charitible donations are tax deductible. 

What Lions Are / What Lions Aren’t

LIONS ARE members of the world’s largest and most active club organization.

LIONS AREN’T looking to build their own personal business connections through membership in a civic club.

LIONS ARE people who have decided to give something back to their communities, who are dedicated to finding people in need, and who meet those needs in an efficient caring way.

LIONS ARE men and women who believe that by working with other dedicated Lions, they will accomplish far more for their communities than would be possible alone.

LIONS ARE committed to solving major, worldwide health and social problems, and realize that solutions are possible when every Lions Club does its share.

LIONS ARE people who cherish the friendship within their own club, but also feel a close kinship with fellow Lions in more than 190 countries and areas throughout the world.

LIONS ARE patriotic, giving allegiance to their country, while recognizing that all peoples must one day learn to live in peace.

LIONS AREN’T a political organization.  Lions are not about political agendas, platforms or issues.  In fact, most clubs will not allow an active candidate for political office to speak to their Club, unless all other candidates are given the same opportunity.

LIONS ARE dedicated to maintain the highest ethical and moral standards in their Club and in their personal lives.

LIONS AREN’T a religious organization.  Most Lions have their own personal commitment, which all Lions are encourage to have.  Likewise, Lions Clubs are not fraternal organizations with rituals or special oaths.





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The Dawsonville Lions Club

The Dawsonville Club was founded in 1953 by a small group of Dawson County citizens who embraced the Lions philosophy and shared the desire to give something back to the community in which they lived.

The mission of the Lions Club is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all members for humanitarian needs. This is achieved by providing financial support and voluntary services to citizens and organizations of Dawson County in need of charitable endeavors. 

Our core mission is to support the vision impaired and hearing impaired in need.  We do this by supporting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse who make eyeglasses, provide eye surgeries, and provide hearing aids for the needy.  Locally, we provide eye exams and subsequent glasses through Dawson Vision Center and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse for those in need.  We support Lions International who provide local grant assistance during declared disasters.  We support the Georgia Camp in Waycross, which is open to all children in Georgia and the Leader Dog program for the blind and deaf and blind. We have been the sponsor for the Star Student / Teacher Program for Dawson high school students for over 40 years.  Last year, we provided six $1000 college scholarships to deserving DCHS seniors and will continue this long lasting program this year.  We also provide scholarships to deserving local Lanier Technical College students as well as GED students. Other local charities we are supporting this year include:  Dawson County Library, Good Shepherd Clinic, Dawson Senior Center, Dawson Art Center, Dawson Humane Society, READ, Wee Books.






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