• Lions Clubs International is a secular service organization with over 45,500 clubs and more than 1,368,683 members in 205 countries around the world founded by Melvin Jones in 1917.

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The Middletown Lions Club has participated in many community service projects since it was chartered on June 3rd 1957. Just a few years later, club members built a community swimming pool next to the school, which is now operated by the county. The club also built shelters at school bus stops, wheelchair ramps, and the Lions Clubhouse which also serves as a community center.  Lions and lionesses participate in white cane days each year to provide eyeglasses and surgery for local residents. The club sponsored student speaker contest for local high students, funds student scholarships, and sponsors local Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. Lions provide traffic control services for the annual Middletown days event, a fundraiser that benefits committee park. The club also sponsors the monthly trap shot at its facility north of town. Organizers of the Middletown Days event honored the Middletown Lions Club in 2003, naming the club as Grand Marshall of the annual parade in appreciation of the club’s many years of service to the community. President at that time Dennis Euken and his wife, Molly rode at the head of the parade in a horse drawn wagon provided by lion Bob Donley. The Middletown lioness club was chartered December 13th, 1983, and the lions and lioness members have always worked closely together for the good of both clubs and the community.  


We serve!

Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

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. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

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