Reaching, Touching and Improving 

the lives of the citizens of the New Holstein area

Our Club, Our Community, Our History 

New Holstein Lions Club was Chartered in April 1970 with 36 members by the Winnebago East Shore Lions Club.  There are 4 charter members still active in the club. They are Alan Depies, John Hemauer, Larry Muldoon, and Don Spletter.

At that time, the meeting nights were established and are still held the first Thursday of the month as the Dinner meeting, and the third Thursday of the month as the Board of Directors or Business Meeting. The club maintains an average of 60 men and women from the community and area as members. 

Since 1970, the New Holstein Lions Club has donated over $200,000.00 and supported many projects both within the New Holstein area, the State Wisconsin Lions Foundation (WLF) and the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) projects. 

Locally some of the many projects are the City, Lions Play Park area, Welker Shelter at the Play Park, Veteran’s Memorial Park, building wheelchair ramps for local residents in need of access to their homes and hosting the annual Northeastern Wisconsin CP Telethon each year.

The New Holstein and Winnebago East Shore clubs together sponsor the LEO Club within the New Holstein School District. 

Proceeds from past fundraising events have gone locally to: Gift Certificates for Senior Citizens Center, New Holstein Boy Scouts, New Holstein Community Chest, New Holstein Fire Department, New Holstein First Responders, New Holstein High School Scholarships each year and many other local projects as they come before the Board

Contributions to the Wisconsin Lions Foundation from the New Holstein Lions include: The Wisconsin Lions Camp for the handicapped, diabetic youth and blind at Rosholt. The Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, the Lions Hearing Aid program, Diabetes Education and Research, Children’s Vision screening with some members trained to do eye screening. Youth Projects including the Quest program at the local schools.

The New Holstein Lions support the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW) in Madison of which some of the New Holstein Lions provide tissue transportation 24 hours a day when requested. 



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