The Lorain Lions Club, created in 1922, is looking for new members.
Lorain Lions wants to build a stronger membership base as it enters its second century of service, according to a press release.
The Centennial Club’s current year goals build on our three strengths: community service, fundraising and membership, while continuing the club’s commitment to serving the community, the statement said.
The Lorain Lions raise funds to help financially needy community members with sight and hearing medical expenses as well as college scholarships.
The Lions of Lorain hold semi-annual pancake breakfast fundraisers, a spring flower basket sale, and a Christmas poinsettia flower sale to raise funds to support community members in need.
“We are grateful for the support and contributions of community members,” said Lion President Ed Baker. “You help us make a difference for those in need.”
The Lions motto is “We Serve”.
Members volunteer on an ongoing basis at the Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio, Lorain’s Salvation Army lunch program and ring the Salvation Army kettle bells during the season of Christmas, according to the release.
The Lions Club annual service project beautifies the entrances to Lorain’s Elmwood Cemetery in the spring.
This year marked the beautification’s 16th consecutive campaign, according to the statement.
It takes Lions members 50 hours of work to clean up, plant annuals and perennials and add new mulch, according to the release.
Each year, scholarships are awarded to high school graduates who demonstrate community service and commitment during their high school years.
“Helping young people continue their education is one of the challenges our community faces, and it’s a need our club continues to meet,” Baker explained.
The Lorain Lions Club sponsors and supports the Lorain High School Leo Club.
Leadership, experience and opportunity are what make a Leo club, the statement said.
Together, Lorain Leos and Lions form a powerful partnership, based on mutual respect, according to the press release.
Club membership includes a group of 53 men and women who meet at 6 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month, and at noon and on the second and third Thursdays of the month.
All meetings are held at Rebman’s On the Avenue, 5300 Oberlin Ave. in Lorraine.
Meetings include a meal followed by club business and guest speakers giving presentations about their organizations.
If you would like to join the Lorain Lions Club, call or text Bruce McCartney at 440-371-6987 or Baker at 440-541-8733.
You can also contact the Lorain Lions Club at [email protected] or by mail at: Lorain Lions Club, PO Box 298, Lorain, Ohio 44052.