​​​​​Lions Work to Improve Sight and Prevent Blindness
Through efforts such as these, Lions have gained worldwide recognition for our work to improve sight and prevent blindness. Our members around the world are also actively involved in:

  • Supporting Lions Eye Banks that provide eye tissue for sight-saving surgeries.
  • Screening the vision of hundreds of thousands of people every year.
  • Preventing blindness by providing treatment to those at risk of losing their vision.
  • In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." And we accepted. Today, sight programs remain one of our defining causes.

Our History

1917: The Beginning Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with more
than 1.3 million members in more than 45,000 clubs and countless
stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let's improve our communities.

1920: Going International Just three years after our founding, Lions became international when we established the first club in Canada.
Mexico followed in 1927. In the 1950s and 1960s international growth accelerated, with new clubs in Europe, Asia and Africa.

1925: Eradicating Blindness Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and challenged
Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since then, we have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually

1945: Uniting Nations The ideal of an international organization is exemplified by our enduring relationship with the United Nations. We
were one of the first nongovernmental organizations invited to assist in
the drafting of the United Nations Charter and have supported the work
of the UN ever since.

1975: Organizing Youth Programs In the late 1950s, we created the
Leo Program to provide 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

1968: Establishing Our Foundation Lions Clubs International
Foundation assists Lions with global and large-scale local
humanitarian projects. Through our Foundation, Lions meet the needs
of their local and global communities.

1990: Launching Sight First Through Sight First, Lions are restoring
sight and preventing blindness on a global scale. Launched in 1990,
Lions have raised more than $346 million for this initiative. Sight First
targets the major causes of blindness: cataract, trachoma, river
blindness, childhood blindness, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma.

Today: Extending Our Reach Lions Clubs International extends our mission of service every day – in local communities, in all corners of the
globe. The needs are great and our services broad, including sight,
health, youth, elderly, the environment and disaster relief. Our
international network has grown to include more than 200 countries
and geographic areas.

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.


Brad Albro

Wendy Lofton

Mike Raney

Bill Burley

Alice Burley

Allen and Eileen Driver

Meetings: 2nd and 4th Tuesdays September - July meetings held at Burnt River Junction Good Eats 6pm No meetings July and August. 

​Join Today and help make Huntington a fun, caring place to live.

​For information contact Mike Raney at mraney1955@gmail.com

The Lions Club of Huntington Service Events

  • Annual Memorial Day Catfish Derby and Bingo
  • 4th of July BBQ, Parade and Fireworks
  • Sight and Hearing Financial Assistance
  • Community Site and Hearing Test
  • High School Graduate Scholarships
  • Visit the annual events page for registration forms