Welcome to the Fargo Lions Club!

The Fargo Lions Club is North Dakota's first Lions Club: celebrating its 100th year of service in 2021. We meet on Mondays at Noon at the Radisson Hotel located in downtown Fargo. Individuals interested in being invited to attend a meeting should contact any club member, or just stop by and introduce yourself.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


The Fargo Lions Club is commemorating its 100-year anniversary. To celebrate, the club is facilitating a public art project to be funded bythe community and then donated to the City of Fargo to honor the spirit, determination and cooperation of all who volunteered to protect thecommunity from historic flooding in 1997 and 2009 by filling and laying sandbags.

The project is called “Spirit of the Sandbagger”.

A website has been set up where you can find further details about this project. Visit

We have currently raised over $152,000 of our big, audacious $215,000 goal.

Floowall Level ($10,000 and over)

     Might your organization be our first supporter at this level?

Sandbag Level ($5,000-$9,999)

Marlene Ames

James R. Dawson Fund

Bruce & Lorraine Furness

Gary & Ruth Hanson

Mayor Dr. Tim & Kathleen Mahoney

Dick & JoEllen Solberg

Fargo Gateway Lions

Fargo Moorhead Area Foundation

Gate City Bank

Greater FM Convention & Visitors Bureau

Horace Lions Club

Houston Engineering

KPH Inc.

Moore Engineering

Northern Improvement

Sanford Health

Shovel Level ($1,000-$4,999)

Robert and Bonnie Ames

Theodore and Marian Appel

Mike & Jan Benson

John and Anita Dobbs

David & Bonnie Johnson

Dr. Max R. Johnson

Neil and Nancy Jordheim

Robert & Kathy Littlefield

Tim and Jane Pettinger

Paul & Mary Jo Richard

Richard Schaefer

Blake & Kathie Strehlow

Ann & Pat Zavoral


Apex Engineering Group, Inc.

General Equipment & Supplies

Heartland Trust Company

Luther Family Buick GMC

Master Construction


Floodfighter Level ($1-$999)

Susan & Troy Anderson

Patrick Brown

Joe & Dana Dobbs

Mark & Kay Forkner

Brian Grave

Carol & Tom Gustad

Sandy Huseby

Blake Itterman

Bonnie O. Johnson

Kim & Deborah Kaul

Mark Kolstad

Ian Patrick Komorowski

Constance Mital-Herold

Karna Nelson

Mel Olson

Milton Ota

Thomas & Joyce Pettinger

Mona and Keith Rindy

David and Beth Rogness

Joe & Toni Sandin

Scott Seiler

Julie Snortland

John & Sherry Stern

Leland Swanson, Jr.

Diane Syverson

Dick & Pat Tedford

Katherine Tweed

Ene & Nicholas Vogel


First Western Bank & Trust

Key Contracting, Inc.

SRF Consulting Group

The Title Company



North Dakota Lions Foundation

North Dakota Vibrancy Grant


In-Kind Gifts

AdShark Marketing

FM Area Foundation

Foss Architecture + Interiors

Heyer Engineering

Industrial Builders

Since this project is all about community individuals and businesses serving the community, we invite community members and organizations to participate through donating toward the expenses of this project. All donations, large or small, are most welcome!


The Fargo Lions Club is about service to others ... our motto is 'We Serve'.  In the 2019-2020 school year, the Fargo Lions Club volunteered and held vision screenings for nearly 9,500 students in the Fargo, Kindred, Casselton, Mapleton, Northern Cass, Trinity, Nativity and Grace Lutheran school systems. Over 800 students were identified as possibly needing glasses. Plus, we participated in many more service projects throughout the year.  Visit the Club Project page on the left to see a detailed listing of service projects that we participate in throughout the year.♥️


2019-2020 Membership Dues Chart

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Are you in need of assistance with eyeglasses or eye exams? Complete this form and submit it to Kate Lea. She can be reached at (701) 293-4329 if you have questions.

Lions Clubs International Mission Statement

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

Vision Screenings and Jayden's Story

The Fargo Lions Club provision vision screening for young chidren at daycare facilities and schools around the region. Last year we screened over 10,000 children including Jayden Severson. Here is his story.


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