Glens Falls Lions Club Serving the Community Since 1939

The Glens Falls Lions is a pride of Lions, and its members take pride in their good work. The club is dedicated to the community needs regarding sight, hearing, diabetes, and youth.

Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest service club organization

We have more than 1.3 million members in more than 45,ooo clubs worldwide. We’re active men and women in more than 200 countries and geographic areas.

Lions have a dynamic history

Founded in 1917, LCI is best known for fighting blindness – it’s part of our history as well as our work today. But we also support hearing, and volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and serving the youth. The Glens Falls Lions Club has been serving the Greater Glens Falls area since 1939.

Lions Give Sight

By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. Lions have extended their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through their internationals Sight First Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions of this region raised more than $1.4 million to build the Lions Eye Institute , which houses the Ophthalmology Department of Albany Medical Center. More than 30,000 adults and 5,000 children are treated there each year. Locally, the Glens Falls Lions Club works with the Glens Falls Association for the Blind, and Family Services, to provide funding for glasses and eye exams, as well as preschool vision screenings for children. We also have eyeglasses and hearing aids collection boxes and the creation of an Eye Clinic in Guatemala, with the purchase of an Auto Refractor.

Lions Serve Youth

Glens Falls Lions support area children and schools through many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange, Lions Quest and Lions UN Day. We have also sponsored high school students who have participated in the Hugh O’Brien Youth (HOBY) Leadership Program.

It is our hope to be able to sponsor a Leo Club in the area. The Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions Support Hearing

Glens Falls Lions supports the Association for the Hearing Impaired, in their quest to help the hearing impaired community, and the Lions Hearing Conservation Society and their eight Loan Out Centers. For more information on hearing loss and the location of a Lions Loan Out Center near you, go to http://20y2lions.org/Hearingsocietybrochure.pdf

Lions Looking for a Cure / Diabetes

One of the leading causes of blindness is diabetes. The Glens Falls Lions Club supports the efforts of the American Diabetes Association, and financially supports a group of Lions cyclists riding in the ADA’s annual major fund raiser, the Tour de Cure.

Lions Feed the Hungry

Glens Fall Lions support the Saturday Suppers at Christ Church United Methodist, by annually funding, preparing and serving meals during the months of January and March. Lions also serve by volunteering for community events such as the Hometown Thanksgiving, and the Christmas Breakfast.

Lions Care for Our Environment

Twice a year Glens Falls Lions participate in the Adopt-a-Highway Program, by clearing a section of Ridge Road, and each spring we plant a flower garden in Crandall Park.

WE SERVE

Our motto is “We Serve.” Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

PRESIDENT

Marilyn Rivers

1ST VICE PRESIDENT

Al Cearny

2ND VICE PRESIDENT

Jenn Howse

SECRETARY

Shaun Rivers

TREASURER

Roy Steves

TAILTWISTER

Al Cerny

LION TAMER

Sandie Clark

MEMBERSHIP CHAIR

Scott Rager

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT

Jenn Howse

DIRECTORS

1st Year
Karen Rager

Scott Rager

John Byrne

Tricia Barnes

2nd Year
Linda Terjeson

Susan Boggia

Alan Cerny

Joshua McIntyre

PAST DISTRICT GOVERNORS

PDG Richard Nason

PDG Michael Kaidas

PDG Joan M. Scott

PDG Stephen Lynch

PDG Marianne Lynch