About the Metamora Lions
The Metamora Lions Club was chartered October 13, 1948. The Metamora Lions Club is a secular service club that concentrates its efforts to improve the quality of life in the Metamora Community. It is chartered by Lion Clubs International and is in District 11-D2 of the Lions Clubs of Michigan.Our Club has a membership roster consist of 100 plus members from all walks of life.
The Club supports Lions initiatives: Leader Dogs for the Blind, Lions Bear Lake Camp (Lapeer, MI), Welcome Homes and eyeglass collections to mention a few. The Club also supports local organizations and projects such as: Project Graduation, Scouting, 4H Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Metamora Days, Metamora Christmas Tree Lighting, Red Cross Blood Drive, Metamora Harvest Horses and Hounds, Metamora Chamber of Commerce, and Metamora Township Fire and Police Departments.
Also, as part of its service to the community the Club maintains a playground on the Hall property for use by local children. The Hall is also available for community functions.
About Lions International
In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, told members of his local business club they should reach beyond business issues and address the betterment of their communities and the world. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed.
After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The new group took the name of one of the invited groups, the "Association of Lions Clubs," and a national convention was held in Dallas, Texas, USA in October of that year. A constitution, by-laws, objectives and a code of ethics were approved. And the rest is history.
As we approach our 100th anniversary in 2017, it's moment to look back on our long and proud tradition of service and the numerous achievements of our association and Lions around the world.
Tim Van Wagner
Matt Yorks &
2nd Vice President
Marketing Communications Chairperson