About Us

Mission Statement: “Through volunteerism we support community humanitarian needs, sight and hearing and youth services at the local, district, and international levels.”

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~ John HandIdaho Lions Eye Bank
Vice President~ Helen Johnson
Secretary~ Jim McKenzie
Treasurer~ Loraine Hand

Meridian Lions Service Projects:
Meridian Lions RodeoIdaho Lions Eye Bank
Rodeo Queen Contest
Volunteer at Habitat for Humanity
Sponsor Renaissance Leos
Patriotism Essay Contest
Meridian Food
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.