Connecticut District 23C
About the Lebanon Lions Club
The motto of Lionism is ‘We Serve’. Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local, state and worldwide communities. By conducting service projects, and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need wherever need exist.
The Lions main goal is the prevention of blindness and eye related diseases. This crusade has resulted in the establishment of ‘Sight First’, a global sight prevention program. Additionally, within the state of Connecticut, there exist CLERF (Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation) which is a program designed to help those with eye related diseases.
In addition, Lions participate in service activities emphasizing diabetes awareness, hearing impairment, education and research into eye problems, working with the physically and mentally impaired, environmental issues, community welfare, and international understanding and youth services.
Policy of the Lebanon Lions Club:
The expenditure of funds by the Lebanon Lions Club is as follows.
Any money that is raised from the public is used solely for humanitarian aid. None of this money is used for Lions expenditures. The funds raised by the Lebanon Lions Club are typically expended as follows: 65% to the local community and 35% to state and worldwide projects.
Our donations are allocated as follows:
International donations are to Lions Club International Foundation, or LCIF, as it is also referred to.
With state administered projects, our donation is to the following:
• CT Lions Eye Research Foundation, ‘CLERF’
• Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
• Camp Rising Sun
• CRIS radio
• Yale Eye Research
• Macular Degeneration
• Journey for Sight
With respect to local projects, our donations vary with need:
• High school scholarships (3)
• Boys and Girls State,
• Fishing derby
• Neighbors helping neighbors
• Lebanon fire department
• Lebanon library
• Secret Santa
• Drug awareness
• Chris Hofmann eye care/eye glass Fund
• Cub scouts
• High school senior graduation party
• Community donations for low vision
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service organization, with over 1.3 million members in over 200 countries and geographic locations. For more than 50 years, the Lebanon Lions have served our local community by providing many humanitarian services and financial support of projects and programs within our local community. We also support the Connecticut Lions Eye Research Foundation and the Sight First program to eliminate curable and preventable blindness worldwide.