Facts

  • Founded : 1917
  • Motto : "We Serve"
  • Members : 1.3 Million
  • Clubs : 45,000 clubs in 202 countries and geographic areas
  • Convention : July 6-10
    Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
  • International Headquarters :
    Oak Brook, Illinois, USA

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About Us

Welcome to the Morris Lions Club website. The Morris Lions Club is a volunteer organization dedicated to leadership development through community service. The Morris Lions are local men and women who work together to answer the needs that challenge our community. They are most notably known for working to end preventable blindness and hearing loss. Morris Lions participate in a vast variety of projects and concerns that are important to their community. These endeavors range from cleaning up local parks to providing much needed vision and hearing services to area residents that are unable to afford them. The members of the Morris Lions Club are community-minded individuals who raise monies through fundraisers to help those in need in their community, regional and world-wide.

Throughout the world Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to give something back to their communities. Lions Clubs have always embraced those committed to building a brighter future for their community. Today with more than 46,000 clubs worldwide, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our global community. Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered…We Serve.” Why should I become a Lion? As a Lions Club member, you can:

  • Make a difference everyday in your community
  • Provide support locally or reach out internationally
  • Grow personally and professionally by participating in our programs, community service projects and events
  • Have an impact on local and international humanitarian issues
  • Develop relationships with both local and international community and business leaders
  • Have access to membership discounts and services.

Who We Are

 The Morris Lions Club is a 65 member volunteer organization whose major emphasis is on helping the visually and hearing impaired. In addition, many other community activities and services are done each year. The club meets each 1st and 3rd Thursday evening of the month at 6:30 at Eagle’s Hall for a dinner meeting. Business is conducted and sometimes a speaker gives a program. Members are encouraged to attend meetings when possible and to participate in as many projects as they can. The club is run by officers who are elected each year by the membership. Committee chairmen are selected by the President to organize the many projects and the members provide the manpower.

The Morris Lions are a group of volunteer citizens, from a wide range of professions, trades, and ages, united in many causes. LIONS are apolitical, nonsectarian, and do not base membership on race, creed or color. We are men and women who volunteer our time and talents to humanitarian causes in the local and worldwide communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, LIONS strive to help those in need, wherever need exists.We have fun and fellowship, but most importantly, we serve our community. YOU can too!

What We Do

Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. Known for working to end preventable blindness, Lions participate in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing supplies to victims of natural disasters. Beginning in 1917, the association of Lions clubs has provided millions of people with the opportunity to give something back to their communities. View LQ (Lions Quarterly Video Magazine) on the Lions News Network to see how Lions continue to make a difference everyday and everywhere.

Become a Lion

Interested in becoming a member? Membership in a Lions Club is by invitation from a local club. If you are interested in membership contact your local Lions Club. Tell them you are considering membership and want to attend a meeting to learn more. Then, ask a member for a membership application. You can also click here to read more about Lions International or visit the Lions International website for information on how to become a member!

The Morris Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month (6:30 p.m.) at the Eagle’s Hall, Washington Street, Morris, Illinois. If you have an interest in becoming a Morris Lion and serving your community, please E-mail us today by using the contact page of our website for information about membership in our club. 

 How We Give Back

In 2012, we spent $5,396.95 to buy glasses for 49 people and $3,125.00 to buy hearing aids for people in our community who couldn’t afford them.

We also provided Christmas Baskets and Thanksgiving Baskets for local families, held a Halloween Costume Contest, Easter Egg Hunt, Morris High School Scholarships for Citizen of the Year, the Pete Muffler Scholarship for Grundy County High School students, sent 2 high school seniors to the World Affairs Seminar, made improvements to Morris City Lions Park, donated to seven local schools, helped the Morris Fire Department, supported We Care, Operation St. Nick, Morris Hospital, Morris Public Library, Morris Theater Guild, Illinois Eye Bank, Leader Dog, REACH, St. Vincent, provided food for Camp Lions and much more, for a grand total of over $57,000.

See the report below to see where money raised went…

2012 Car Show