Who are the Lions Club?
The Westbank Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, a world-wide service club organization. They have 1.35 million members in over 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas. Lions Club meets the needs of their respective local communities daily. Their core belief is to serve their community.
Founded in 1917, the Lions Club International is best known fighting blindness, measles and they volunteer for many different types of local community projects which includes caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, aiding seniors and the disabled.
In Westbank (West Kelowna), the Westbank Lions Club often supports local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Their “Leo Program” is an international program. It provides youth an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions Club does more as part of their service to their local community. Lions Clubs empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Lions Club awards grants, helps during disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies and aiding in long-term reconstruction. You can view some of the projects the Westbank Lions Clubs have on their page here: Westbank Lions Club Projects.
Lions Clubs are places where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities, and the world.
What is our vision? — To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.