Chippawa Lions Club
About the Chippawa Lions
The Legacy of community service continues today. Our fundraisers generate money to help those in need. We also help people with special needs attend a camp so the family can enjoy a vacation. These camps include Camp Dorset (a dialysis camp), Camp Lake Joseph (a camp for the blind), Camp Trillium (a camp for people with cancer) and several others.
The Chippawa Lions also support Lion's Quest. This is a school-based life skills program for children from kindergarden to grade 12. There are a number of other services we have assisted over the years and they are to numerous to mention.
Our worlwide motto is "We Serve". This motto was selected in a worldwide contest. The club suggesting this motto was the Fonthill Lions Club. The members of the Chippawa Lions Club take this motto to heart. We encourage members to be service-minded. We are willing to help those less fortunate than ourselves and with no personal gain. We take an active interest in the welfare of our community.
Community service is the reason Lions exist, but fellowship is an important part of the Lions club also. Club members meet twice a month for dinner and to take care of the business of the club. Speakers are often invited to these meetings to keep the members informed of the needs of our community.
About Lions Clubs International
Lions have been helping people since 1917. That year, Melvin Jones, a chicago businessman, encouraged his club, the Chicago Business Circle, to go beyond promoting good business practices. He convinced the members that selfless service to others would create a better community - and a better world - for all.
Melvin Jones saw that a network of clubs working together could do so much more than individual clubs acting alone. He invited similar groups from around the United States to a meeting on June 7, 1917 in Chicago Illinos. There, the new group assumed the name of one of the invited clubs and the Association of Lions Clubs was born. The fledgling group became the International Association of Lions Clubs just three years later when a new Lions Club was formed in Windsor, Ontario Canada.
The number one world-wide service project is helping those visually impaired. In 1925, Helen Keller asked the Lions to be "Knights of the Blind". Since that date, the Lions Club International's major focus has been to help people with who need assistance to see. We have collectred used eye glasses, which are cleaned up and distributed throughout the world so people can see with the used corrective lens. We also make a variety of donations to organizations assisting those visually impaired. The Chippawa Lions Club is proud to have sponsored ten guide dogs (seeing-eye) at the Lions Foundation of Canada.
The Chippawa Lions Club is always looking for new members. Please visit the "become a member" page for details and to request more information about becoming a Lion.