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The Lions Clubs trace their beginnings to one man, Melvin Jones, who in 1917 with the leaders of 23 independent service clubs in Chicago, formed an association known as the Lions Clubs. Three years later, in 1920, a Lions Club in downtown Detroit sponsored a Lions Club in Windsor, Canada, thereby creating the International Association of Lions Clubs.









In 1925, Helen Keller,at an International Convention in Ohio, challenged the Lions to become "Knights of The Blind in the crusade against darkness." Assistance to the blind in all forms has been our most prominent goal ever since.


The Most Beneficial Speech Ever Given at Any Lions Convention




The Oscoda Lions Club was formed in 1963 in  Oscoda Township, Michigan,  and was sponsored by the Tawas Lions Club. As such, the Oscoda Lions are a part of 43,000 clubs worldwide with over 1,417,000 members.



LIONS CLUBS OBJECTIVES

The general objectives of the Lions Clubs are as follows:

  • To serve and assist the blind, and those among us who may be impaired due to a lack of sight
  • To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world
  • To promote the principle of good government and good citizenship
  • To provide a forum for the open discussion of all matters of public interest, provided, however, that partisan politics and sectarian religion shall not be debated by club members
  • To take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community
  • To foster fellowship, friendship and understanding among its membership
  • To encourage service-minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, and to promote high ethical standards in the community in both public and private endeavors

MORE ABOUT US



The Community


The Oscoda Lions Club currently has 58 members who are community minded. On this page you will find a list of our community services projects plus a description of where your donations go.


Community Service Projects

  • Lunch with Santa for children and their parents
  • Eye exams and eye glasses for those in need
  • Helping needy families with home repairs, handicap ramps and much more
  • Scholarships for high school seniors
  • Community betterment projects
Funds Distribution

Oscoda Downtown Beautification Committee

United Way (Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Oscoda Fish, St. Joe's Huron Hospice, Hope Shores Alliance. )

Lions of Michigan Service Foundation

All State Band

Bear Lake Camp

Eversight MIchigan (Michigan Eye Bank)

Leader Dog

Lions Club International Foundation

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Humanitarian donations (needy local families, building supplies for handicap ramps
eye exams etc.)



 

If you would like to inquire about becoming a member
of the Oscoda Lions club please contact our membership
person at
membership@oscodalionsclub.org