Diamondhead Lions Club
The first Lions Club was founded in Chicago in 1917. It has since grown to be an international organization with 1.4 million members in 47,000 clubs in over 200 countries.
Lions projects currently include vision, diabetes, hunger, environment, and childhood cancer.
The Diamondhead Lions Club was issued a charter in December 1977.
One of the charter members is Max English and he still serves with us today!
All Lions Clubs are required to initiate projects to raise funds for their charitable endeavors. We do not receive funds from any state, national or international Lions organization. Our members pay dues to cover the cost of monthly dinners and dues payable to the state and national Lions organizations.
The Diamondhead Lion's Club raises funds through the sale of ads for the Community Phone Book, an annual indoor garage sale, and Bingo events twice each month.
These funds are utilized to support many different community projects including:
Diamondhead Cares: A monthly meal delivery program to Diamondhead residents in need of a meal. Our volunteer Chefs donate their time, the food, and their cooking skills to cook a meal for someone here in Diamondhead.
The Lions Club donates the food containers that are utilized in this effort AND they also provide the majority of the volunteer Chefs that help with this program.
Diamondhead Community Special Events: Our club supports the POA and various POA Committees with events for the Community such as the Fall Festival, Christmas Craft Day, etc. providing food, supplies, and always with people to help! If there is an event that needs support in our Community the Lions Club is always on the ready to serve!
Some of the recent notable contributions we have made to our community are the marquee at the front gate, defibrillators for the police and clubhouse, an audio system for the meeting room, cameras for the entry and exit gates, and an annual scholarship for a Diamondhead graduating senior.
Our signature event each year is the Jim Hartford Fishing Derby for children with special needs. This event began over 30 years ago and continues to grow each year. We invite students, teachers, aides, drives, and parents from special needs classes in Malvern, Hot Springs, Lakeside, and Magnet Cove schools. Students are able to enjoy a day outside, and for some, it is their first attempt to catch a fish. We also serve lunch for all who attend, and each child receive a gift.
Lions members are all volunteers,
we give our time and talents to help the communities where we live. The Lions motto is We Serve.
Please consider joining us,
contact Debbie Clement (501) 276-2582[email protected]New members are always needed to keep a club alive and well.Hot Springs Diamondhead Lions Club.org