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Welcome to the Encinitas Lions Club!

The Encinitas Lions Club has a legacy that any organization would be proud of. As you read about us in one of the many stories under our media link or watch the video of our Blind Surf Event, we hope you see our passion to serve. Consider joining your friends and neighbors and becoming a part of our legacy. "Friend" the Encinitas Lions Club Facebook Page to see our latest photos and announcements. Please visit our Youtube page and see club videos, news clips and our favorite LCI videos. Our Encinitas Lions Club Media, will show all of our videos and interviews with members of our club and our partners throughout the club's online history.

The Encinitas Lions Club was chartered in December 1991 and is part of Lions Clubs International.

Upcoming events, fundraisers, community projects and meetings are on our Calendar and picutres from past events can be seen under the Club Projects tab!

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

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What does "WE SERVE!" mean? Lions always look for new ways to meet the needs within our community. Please save your completed application as a PDF File and send it to and we will contact you about becoming a Lion.


You can help support the Encinias Lions Club, our community programs, academic scholarships and youth awards by donating through the links below.

Donate directly via PayPayl or shop and know your matching donations are helping us to serve.

We always look forward to working with new corporate partners via direct email to us or the volunteer donation platform, Benevity.



To make donations, purchase event tickets or pay dues to our club; please click on the PayPal link above and sign in to your PayPal account and enter our email address ( In the comments section, please provide your Name and Email address with the following information below.

  • If you are a donor, please note the amount of your donation or gift. Please leave your phone number and name so our Treasure can contact you concerning your donation letter. 
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Awards & Recognitions

The Encinitas Lions Club serves on every level we are able! We partner with other Lions Clubs & Non-profits to help those in need. We teach those in our youth program, Leos, the qualities of leadership and service. As we serve with open hearts, Lions and Leos know the value and joy of social and civic service. When we are awarded or honored with recognition it is received humbly.













Our Lions Youth Program

Encinitas Lions Club has always supported youth leadership programs. The students who serve in our Leos club, not only build personal strengths; they network with other Leos via conferences, projects and online activities. We offer the Richard Walworth Leo's Essay scholarship. The Walworth scholarship is named after one of our club's founders. The scholarship is awareded to a Leo who is a graduating senior from an Encinitas high school. One of the service programs the Leos enjoy is working on the Lions Club International Rose Parade Float. Our district's Leos Clubs enjoy a day of fun and friendship while decorating LCI's float with other Leos clubs from around California.

L.E.O. (Leadership, Excellence, Opportunity) Clubs teach youth leadership, empowerment and the value of serving their communities. Through our Leos Club, youth create service projects to help their peers, the blind, hearing impaired, disadvantaged, and teach equality. These valuable lessons of service, respect, and encouragement will last a lifetime. Many Leos grow up to be Lions and build on their passion for service.

Click (hereto fill out the application (you may need to print it). You and your parent(s) / guardian need to sign it, scan it and email it to


                                                 President, A. Martinez


2021-2022 Encinitas-Carlsbad Leos Leadership



For more information:   

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Our Visually Impaired, Blind & Hearing Impaired Programs!

Look 4 Eye Glass Collection Drop Boxes                              2019 Blind Surf Video (click to view)


 Gift of Sight Program 

(Mobile Vision Screening & Eyeglass Program) 
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Welcome message from 2021-2022

President Anthony Esquibel, Esq.

Anthony Esquibel has been a member of the Lions Club for 16 years.  Prior to joining the Lions Club, he also served as a member of the Leos Club.  In his career Anthony works as an attorney for the law firm of Crawford & Bangs.  Anthony’s passion for community service and helping others has inspired him to hold numerous leadership position with the Club.  In addition to his position as Vice President of the Encinitas Lions Club, Anthony has worked directly with the Carlsbad-Encinitas Leos Club as their Advisor.  The Leos were successful in leading numerous fundraising and community service projects throughout this tough year.  Outside of the Club, Anthony is the father to his amazing daughter Elliana and husband to his beautiful wife Rachel. 




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Encinitas Lions Club 30th Anniversary & Holiday Dinner

Saturday, December 4, 2021

4pm - 7pm

Private Community in Encinitas, CA

This Event is traditionally for our Encinitas Lions & Leo Club members and their Families to get together and celebrate the holidays! The cost is minimual as the club wants every member to attend have fun and enjoy the festivisities. Money raised from this event goes to the Encinitas Lions Club administrative costs for the coming annual year.

This year is special! Why? you ask. It is our 30th Anniversary! The Encinitas Lions Club was founded in December of 1991! The 30 years we have served our coummunity of Encinitas and its nieghboring cities of North San Diego County.  Over the years, we have donated to State disaster relief efforts, county food banks and regional hospitials. The highlights are your youth programs and our annual Blind Surf Event!


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Classic Movie Night Fundraiser

November 3, 2021

5pm - 9pm


Our Classic Movie Night is our annual fundraiser used to fund our community events, programs and student contests. 100% of the donations from this event goes back to the community of Encinitas. We are seeking to continue building our sponsorship family to help meet the needs of those in the Encinitas Community and beyond through this fundraiser. To donate auction items or to become a Corporate Sponsor for this event, please contact the President Anthony Esquibel via our club email.





2021-2022 Encinitas Lions Club (Club Level)

Annual Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest

October 23, 2021 from 10a - 2 pm

Open to all Middle School Students in the Encinitas Unified School District, Carlsbad Unified School District and Solana Beach Unified School District. Eligable ages are 11, 12 & 13 (must not turn 14 before November 15, 2021). Please contact Co-Chair, Lion Tracy Mullen, via the club email for flyer and information.





LCI Peace Poster Contest: Club Level

Our club participates in the LCI (Lions Club Interntional Peace Poster Contest annually in the month of October.

We love working with local middle school teachers and parents to give their children the opportuntity to express the annual theme of peace through art. We are very appreciative of our local donors and sponsors: Encinitas Friends of the Arts, Encinitas Historical Society, Joe Mosca - Encinitas Councilman (honorary MC) and Lion Sue Tankersley.




Gift of Sight Day: Free Vision Screening

For many years, California Lions Clubs and Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation have sponsored dozens of “Gift of Sight” events throughout Southern California.

At these one day events, free vision screenings are provided by volunteer Ophthalmologists and Optometrists.  All equipment and supplies have been provided by generous donors.




Blind Surf: Our Signature Annual Event!

In 1995 the Encinitas Lions Club wanted to find a way to bring the surf culture to blind and visually impaired community of San Diego. After 25 years of hosting this event, we have seen it grow from 70 participants to over 300. The youth and their families and some first time adults are now regulars.

We have participants who travel from as far as Arizona to spend the day with us. This event is something we take pride in. We are greatful for our current sponsors and donors listed above. We welcome new corporate and community sponsors and donors to help keep this event free and accessable to our blind and visually impaired guests.



Gift of Sight Program: Serving Encinitas Children in Need

The Encinitas Lions Club takes pride in helping the blind and sight impaired.

Through our Gift of Sight program, we are dedicated to the children in our school district with vision problems. Our chairperson receives notices from the school nurses when there is a child in need who has a vision problem. The child is sent to a local eye doctor for testing and eyeglasses to correct that problem.






California Multi-District 4: Student Speaker Contest

The Encinitas Lion Club participates annually in our California Multi-District Student Speaker Contest.

This contest is exclusive to California Lions Clubs. It was created to award scholarhips to highschool students.

Students participate via their local Lions Club, by signing up with Lions Club Student Speaker Chair. We work with local highschools within Encinitas, to inform students who may want to compete. This competition is one of many wonderful Statewide Lions events we choose to participate.

This contest enables students who care about current event topics, to present their solutions to address the topic choosen for that year. Encinitas youth along with their peers will hopefully find and create a solutions to make our world better.


Community Pride: Thank you for being an event sponsor!








We are back meeting live at Borrelli's!

We meet on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month at:

Borelli's, 285 N El Camino Real, Encinitas CA 92024

12:00 pm and conclude at 1:00 pm

Please call 442-777-3252 or email

for more information.

The meetings are open to the community, members and invited friends to socialize, listen to guest speakers and learn more about Lions as we review club business.

Please send us a message you would like to join us, and you will be our guest for lunch!




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