he Vancouver Lions Club, of Vancouver, Washington U.S.A., is a community service organization that began serving the humanitarian needs in the greater Vancouver, Washington community in 1919 as the Vancouver Prunearians before joining the International Association Of Lions Clubs on September 12, 1928.
The Club is organized as a Washington non–profit corporation and is a §501(c)(4) non–profit organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code. The Club's charitable arm, the Vancouver Lions Foundation, is also organized as a Washington non–profit corporation and is §501(c)(3) charitable organization under the United States Internal Revenue Code.
- CLUB MEMBERSHIP OPENINGS — The Vancouver Lions Club is currently accepting applications for membership. Membership is open to all persons of good moral character and reputation who are over the age of 18. There are no limitations to membership based on business, profession, industry, employment, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, military service, race or affiliation. Note that Lions Clubs International has waived new Lions club membership initiation fees (otherwise $3500) through June 30, 2022, and there are discounts to annual dues for families and students. Consider joining the Vancouver Lions Club today and share the fun and fellowship of serving your community.
- BEST WEBSITE — The Vancouver Lions Club website, the website that you are vsiting right now, was judged Best Club Website at the District 19–G Lions Spting Conference on May 13–14, 2022!
- WSSB TRACK MEET — The Washington State School for the Blind annual track meet is from 10:00
a.m.to 3:00 p.m.Thursday, May 19, 2022, at the Washington State School for the Blind. Sign up now to help out at this annual event— email club secretary Susan Nellor or club president Linda Bannon and let them know you can help out! As with all of the Club projects at WSSB, you must be a pre–approved through the Washington State School for the Blind to volunteer (online application available here or contact WSSB volunteer coordinator Adrienne Fernandez by email, or phone at 360-947-3290, with questions)
- MEMORIAL DAY HOT DOGS — It's back! The annual (except for a couple of SARS–CoV–2 interruptions) Memorial Day hot dog project is on once again! We need all hands on deck to hand out 1,000 hot dogs to the attendees at the Fort Vancouver Memorial Day Celebration. Set–up starting at 9:00
a.m., the mad rush for hot dogs at noon, and clean–up until about 1:30 p.m.Come watch the Memorial Day program, listen to the speeches and music, help cook and hand out 1,000 hot dogs, and just enjoy being a Lion, outside, mixing with the community again! Let project manager Lions Robb Peck know you will be there to pitch in.
- CLUB STEAK FEED — It's back! The annual (absent SARS–CoV–2 lockdowns) Vancouver Lions Club Steak Feed is on. June 2, 2022 is the date, 6:00
p.m.is the time, King Lion Linda Bannon's house is the place. Steaks will be provided, and you cook your own. The cost: $1500. And! There is entertainment, live music from Judy Koch–Smith and Laurie Pulliam. Let King Lion Linda know you will be there!
- MD19 SPECIAL CONVENTION — The Multiple District 19 Council of Governors voted at the Winter Council meeting, February 19, 2022, to call a special convention on June 4, 2022 for MD19 club delegates to vote on the approval of the MD19 redistricting plan. If adopted, the plan will merge distrists 19–G and 19–C. Check the Redistricting page on the MD19 website for details on the proposed redistricting plan and the redistricting process. Check the Convention page on the MD19 website for details about the June 4, 2020 special convention and voting on the redistricting plan.
- CLARK COUNTY FOOD BANK PROJECT — Vancouver Lions volunteer day at the Clark County Food Bank, 6502 NE 47th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington, is scheduled for Thursday, July 7, 2022 from 2:00
p.m.to 3:30 p.m.. We will be helping the Food Bank build FOOD boxes for food delivery. You need to fill out a Volunteer Registration form and bring it with you to the Food Bank on April 21. Contact Lion Brian Rerick and let him know you can pitch in on this project.