Lions Clubs are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes. The Lions Motto is: “WE SERVE”
Lions clubs serve their communities primarily by undertaking fund-raising projects and donate the proceeds to worthy causes. In our club, the vision programs are our most active, especially in providing eye examinations and eyeglasses to needy individuals.
The Williamsburg Lions Clubwas chartered in 1934. The club changed its name to Williamsburg Host Lions Club on May 13, 2011. The change was made after the club sponsored the New Town Lions club which was the fifth club they have sponsored.
Chartered April 24, 1934
Sponsor Club: Newport News Host
When: 1st and 3rd Tuesday
Where: Holiday Inn – Gateway
515 Bypass Road
Social: 6:30 pm
Dinner/Meeting: 7:00 pm
The Williamsburg Host Lions Club exists to meet the needs of the local community.
Zone B is a group of five clubs in the local area that interact on projects that are bigger than one club can handle alone. Other Lions Clubs in our zone are James City, New Kent County, Poquoson, and York.
District 24-D pulls together Lions Clubs from the greater Tidewater area and the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The District maintains its own Sight and Hearing Mobile Unit, Youth Diabetes Camp and manages a charity fund for special needs of the District.
Multiple District 24 covers the State of Virginia.
Lions Clubs International has headquarters near Chicago and works to both provide help to local clubs and to head up worldwide projects that impact on our core areas of helping the blind, visually impaired and youth.
Major Fund Raisers Include:
White Cane – twice a year members stand outside local businesses and request donations from the community.
Brunswick Stew Sale – in January, the members become chefs for three days to cook and sell Brunswick stew.
Vidalia Onions – in May, after several members drive to Georgia and pick up fresh Vidalia onions, 10 lb. bags are sold by the club.
Broom Sale – the Lion members sell brooms and other household supplies that have been packaged by the sight impaired.
100% of all funds raised in public events go to support our service projects and charities. Lion members pay all administrative costs for the local club, District, State and International through membership dues.
The Williamsburg Host Lions Club Brochure
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Lions meet the need of local communities and the world. Our 1.35 million members who perform community service in 208 countries and geographic areas – are different in many ways, but share a core belief: community is what we make it. When you join Lions, you join a global service network. So, at the same time you’re doing local community service, you can also contribute to Lions volunteer efforts around the world. Learn more about Lions – our history, mission and community service work.
For more information please contact
Lion Dudley Orr – Club Secretary
Telephone: 757 229-6567
Local & Regional Service Projects
Local Services include:
Providing eye exams and glasses for people who could not otherwise afford them
Pre-school vision screening
Local Volunteer Fire Departments
Sponsor Little League Team
Regional & State Services include:
Lions Medical Eye Bank in Norfolk
Lions Diabetes Youth Camp
Lions Youth Exchange and Youth Camp
Lions Charity Foundation
Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center
Virginia Lions Hearing Foundation
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