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Lions meet the needs of our communities and the world, ranging from assisting the visually impaired and working with local youth to medical missions and disaster relief.

About the Morris Lions CLub of Illinois

The Morris Lions Club of Illinois 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 worldwide.

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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 48,000 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.”

Who are we?

The Morris Lions Club of Illinois is a 38 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 Board of Directors meet the first Thursday evening of the month at 6:30 at Eagle’s Hall and our Regular Club meeting is the third Thursday of the month. 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 appointed 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 our 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!  Where there is a need, there is a Lion!!

What we do

Lions are an international network of 1.4 million men and women in over 200 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. 

How We Give Back

We provide glasses and hearing aids for people in our community who can’t afford them.  We also provide Christmas Baskets and Thanksgiving Baskets for local families. We hold a Halloween Costume Contest and an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids.  We give scholarships to students at Morris High School and have sent 2 high school seniors to the World Affairs Seminar for several years.

 In the community, we have made improvements to Morris City Lions Park, donated to seven local schools, helped the Morris Fire Department, supported We Care, donated to Operation St. Nick, Morris Hospital, Grundy County Health Department, Morris Public Library, Morris Theater Guild, Illinois Eye Bank, Leader Dog School for the Blind, and St. Vincent.

Through the Lions of Illinois Foundation we have served meals at the Open Houses and provided food for Camp Lions for the Blind and Deaf; and much more.

Become a Lion

  • 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

  • Develop your leadership skills

  • Make new friendships and connections

  • Have access to membership discounts and services

  • Meet at 6:30PM once a month on the third Thursday of the month during September through May (we do not meet in June, July, or August)

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