LUCERNE VALLEY LIONS CLUB

Serving our Community since 1946

About Lions Club

Lions Clubs – Ready to Help, Worldwide

Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller.
And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

The World's Largest Service Club Organization

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

Take a look at our Membership page for more details about becoming a Lucerne Valley Lions Club member.

 

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Our range will be CLOSED

on Tuesday, July 4, 2017.

 Happy Independence Day!

 

SAVE THE DATE for our HIGH DESERT SHOOTING FUN FAIR

 
Watch this 2 minute video from last year's event!
 
 
 Our High Desert Shooting Fun Fair
is Saturday, April 29, 2017!
 
Mark your calendars, our 6th Annual HIGH DESERT SHOOTING FUN FAIR is on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 10am-4pm.
This is a day of fun for the entire family!

If you would like to be a vendor, donate or sponsor this charity event, please contact us at 760.455.0989. 100% of the proceeds from this event go to support the Happy Trails Children's Foundation and the Lucerne Valley Lions Club Foundation, Inc. charities.

Some of our top supporters Express Gun Locker and Turner's Outdoorsman Victorville Ca , and Double R Bar Regulators will be back again this year!

Keep on eye here on Facebook and on our website www.lvlionsclub.com for continued updates.

Watch this 2 minute video from last year's event!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-Ssix2GfiY
Video credit: Ken Yablonsky (Thank you Ken!)


High Desert Young Marines Marksmanship Program

We had the pleasure of hosting and instructing 22 Young Marines from Excelsior High Desert Young Marines yesterday. 1st CA Regimental Marksmanship Introduction Class/Range familiarization and each young marine earned their Marksmanship Ribbon by the end of the day. Thank you to all of our instructors and volunteers!

 

 

 

Join Us at a Meeting

The Lucerne Valley Lions Club hosts a dinner meeting on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month at Lions Shooting Range, Highway 18 at Rabbit Springs Road in Lucerne Valley (click for directions).  
 
If you would like to come have dinner with us and explore the Lions Club, please call George Yablonsky, our Membership Chairman, at 760-709-4713.
 

Congratulations to our 2015 "Melvin Jones" recipients!

Thank You & Congratulations to

Lion Jim Hawkins,

Lion George Yablonsky

and Lion Wes Cannarella (not pictured, but on telephone call below).

 

 

 

 

 

Our New Archery Range Is Now Open!

Lucerne Valley Lions Club has a new archery range and it is now open!

Come by and see it!

Download PDF

 

 

 

Lions Club has Paved the Way for ADA!

 

Click here for PDF of our Press Release. 

Thank you to our donors! The Lucerne Valley Lions Club has 'Paved the Way' for ADA! Read the full press release here:http://www.lvlionsclub.com/pdf/pave-the-way-media%20release-102015.pdf

Posted by Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Public Shooting Range on Wednesday, October 21, 2015

October 4, 2015 - Women on Target Instructional Shooting Clinic

A great Women on Target with amazing ladies and incredible volunteers and instructors! Birthdays were celebrated,...

Posted by Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Public Shooting Range on Monday, October 5, 2015

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Thank you for coming out and supporting our 4th Annual High Desert Shooting Fun Fair!

Our 4th Annual Fun Fair. Tag away.Photographs courtesy of Trevor Osburn

Posted by Lucerne Valley Lions Club and Public Shooting Range on Thursday, May 7, 2015

 

Women's Programs & Upcoming Classes

Click here to go to our Classes & Events page to learn about upcoming classes, such as Ladies Night at the Range, Women on Target and Defensive Pistol!

 

 

                                 

Lions Club International

 

  From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Lions Clubs International

Lions Clubs International Logo
Motto"We Serve"
Formation1917
TypeSecular service club
HeadquartersOak Brook, IL
Membership1.3 million
FounderMelvin Jones
Websitehttp://www.lionsclubs.org

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is a secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.3 million members in 206 countries around the world.[1] Headquartered in Oak Brook, IllinoisUnited States, the organization aims to meet the needs of communities on a local and global scale.


History

Lions Clubs International was founded in the United States in 1917 by Melvin Jones,[2] a Chicago businessman. Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, "What if these men who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Jones' personal code, "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.[3]

The Lions motto is “We Serve.” Focal Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and other programs.[4]


Purpose

The stated purposes of Lions Clubs International are:

  • To Organize, charter and supervise service clubs to be known as Lions clubs.
  • To Coordinate the activities and standardize the administration of Lions clubs.
  • To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
  • To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
  • To Take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community.
  • To Unite the clubs in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding.
  • To Provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest; provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members.
  • To Encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public works and private endeavors.[4]


Charitable work

Much of the focus of Lions Clubs International work as a service club organization is to raise money for worthy causes. All funds raised by Lions Clubs from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Some of the money raised for a club’s charity account goes toward projects that benefit the local community of an individual club.


Service projects

Lions Clubs plan and participate in a wide variety of service projects that meet the international goals of Lions Clubs International as well as the needs of their local communities. Examples include donations to hospices,[5] or community campaigns such as Message in a bottle, a United Kingdom initiative which places a plastic bottle with critical medical information inside the refrigerators of vulnerable people.[6] Money is also raised for international purposes. Some of this is donated in reaction to events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Other money is used to support international campaigns, coordinated by the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), such as Sight First and Lions World Sight Day, which was launched in 1998 to draw world media attention to the plight of sight loss in the third world.[7]

Lions focus on work for the blind and visually impaired began when Helen Keller addressed the International Convention at Cedar PointOhio on 30 June 1925 and charged Lions to be Knights of the Blind.

Lions also have a strong commitment to community hearing- and cancer-screening projects. In PerthWestern Australia, they have conducted hearing screening for over 30 years and provided seed funding for the Lions Ear and Hearing Institute established September 9, 2001, a center of excellence in the diagnosis, management, and research of ear and hearing disorders.[8] In Perth, Lions have also been instrumental in the establishment of the Lions Eye Institute. In BrisbaneQueensland, the Lions Medical Research Foundation provides funding to a number of researchers. Prof. Ian Frazer'sinitial work, leading to the development of a HPV vaccine for the human papillomavirus which could lead to cervical cancer, was funded by the Lions Medical Research Foundation.

Lions Clubs International has supported the work of the United Nations since that organization's inception in 1945, when it was one of the non-governmental organizations invited to assist in the drafting of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco, California.

Lions Club Bridge, a symbol for International Friendship and Cooperation (location: Aachen-Lichtenbusch, German-Belgian Border checkpoint)


Lions Clubs International Foundation

Lions Clubs International Foundation is “Lions helping Lions serve the world.”[9] Donations provide funding in the form of grants to financially assist Lions districts with large-scale humanitarian projects that are too expansive and costly for Lions to finance on their own.[10] The Foundation aids Lions in making a greater impact in their local communities, as well as around the world. Through LCIF, Lions ease pain and suffering and bring healing and hope to people worldwide. Major initiatives of the foundation include the following:

  • SightFirst programs
    • Childhood Blindness Project
    • Lions Eye Health Program (LEHP, pronounced "leap")
    • River Blindness/Trachoma
    • SightFirst China Action
    • Sight for Kids
  • Other sight programs
    • Core 4 Preschool
    • Vision Screening
  • Disability programs
  • Youth Programs
    • LEO Clubs
    • Lions Quest [11]


Membership

Membership is by invitation, though individuals are rarely turned away, and attendance at meetings is expected on a monthly or fortnightly basis. Due to the hierarchical nature of Lions Clubs International, members have the opportunity to advance from a local club to an office at the zone, district, multiple district and international levels.

In 1986 the constitution of Lions Clubs International was amended to allow for women to become members.[12] Since then many clubs have admitted women, but some all-male clubs still exist. In 2003, 8 out of 17 members at the Lions Club in Worcester, England resigned when a woman joined the club.[13]


Spread of Lionism

International Lions Club Hong Kong


Lions Clubs around the world

The organization became international on 12 March 1920, when the first club in Canada was established in Windsor, Ontario. Lions Clubs have since spread across the globe. Listed below are the dates of entry for some countries and regions.

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