About Us

Mission Statement: “Through volunteerism, we support community humanitarian needs, sight and hearing, and youth services at the local, district, and international levels.  We are dedicated to helping and improving the communities we live in →WE SERVE”

How are the Lions Clubs organized? Each local club is an organized entity of Lions Clubs International. The international organization, through its considerable resources, is a great aid in helping each local club define its mission and attain its goals.

When did the Meridian Lions Club begin? The Meridian Lions Club was organized October 5, 1938 by a former District Governor, Lion Rulon Dunn. The club has served Meridian from the time it was a village of 500 to its present status of a rapidly growing city approaching a population of 90,000.

Meridian Lions Club Officers:
President~ Helen Johnson
Past President~ John Hand
1st Vice President~ Open
2nd Vice President~ Larry Hansen
Secretary~ Rich Davis
Treasurer~ Doug Beehler

Meridian Lions Service Projects:
Meridian Lions Rodeo
Idaho Lions Eye Bank
Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
Adopt A Hyway
Patriotism Essay Contest
Meridian Food Bank
Concessions at Eagle Rodeo
Rake up Meridian

Idaho Sight and Hearing Foundation

The Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation is a humanitarian service organization dedicated to impacting sight, hearing and health in Idaho and Eastern Oregon. Primary services include the Idaho Lions Eye Bank, the Personal Healthcare Assistance Program, the Lions Vision Clinic, the Lions Hearing Aid Bank and Eyeglass Recycling program.  All programs offered by the Foundation are aimed at alleviating suffering in Idaho and Eastern Oregon communities by providing services for financially disadvantaged people, allowing them to return to work, care for their families, and live a happy and productive life.