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Green Bay West Lions: Serving the Green Bay area for over 50 years.

About US

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Our Lion’s Club (Green Bay West) was chartered by the International Association of Lion’s Clubs on October 12, 1962. It held its Charter Night meeting and dinner on January 12, 1963, at the Elk’s Club in Green Bay. There were thirty Charter members in attendance. Dewey A. Decker, our first president, accepted our Charter from District 27B2 Governor, LeRoy Strye. The sponsor of this Club was the Green Bay Downtown Lion’s Club.


Our Club meetings are held on the first and third Thursdays of each month from September through May at the Rock Garden’s Supper Club. Meetings begin with a dinner followed by a speaker or program.  A short business meeting or Board of Director’s meeting follows on alternate meeting nights. Most members participate in the Board of Director’s meeting. Board meetings are held monthly during June,
July and August. Our first meeting in December is our Christmas Party held in conjunction with one of the other area clubs. Our last meeting in May includes the installation of officers for the coming year.

Our Club’s mission is simple, and follows the principles of the Lion’s Clubs International: We seek to create a spirit of understanding among people and we provide voluntary services through our community involvement and our support of our Wisconsin and Lion’s International humanitarian services.

Our Club has had numerous fundraisers over the years. We currently raise money through our handouts of promotional items at Packer games, for which we are compensated. Other fundraisers include an ongoing Lion’s mint sale. You may have seen boxes of these mints at various business places. We also assist at the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, which our club is compensated for.

Our fundraising efforts have enabled us to provide eye exams and glasses for needy children. We have purchased a defibrillator for the Green Bay Sheriff’s Department, paid for building and equipping a room when St. Mary’s Hospital was constructed, and have accomplished numerous other projects. A current ongoing project involves our building and maintaining a park for the handicapped at the Curative Workshop. We participate in a number of things that do not require monetary contributions: glaucoma screening, children’/s vision testing, Salvation Army bell ringing, recycling of used eyeglasses, and transporting eye tissue for corneal transplants. A new project is equipping a “Medical Supply Closet” for senior citizens at the Brown County Aging & Disability Resource Center. We provide items such as transport wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, shower benches, and hand held showers for senior citizens to enable them to stay in their homes longer.

The Wisconsin Lion’s Camp is the “gem” of the Wisconsin Lion’s activities. Visually and hearing impaired children, as well as cognitively and disabled children can enjoy a week of camping at our beautiful camp at Rosholt, Wisconsin, at no cost to them. Adult programs are also available. The addition of year-round cabins, a large dining hall, Pinewood Lodge, and the recreation shelter allow for group meetings and conferences.

Being a Lion offers many rewards – the satisfaction of being an active member of one’s community, the gratification in knowing that someone will be able to see because you transported eye tissue, or perhaps the joy of seeing a handicapped youngster enjoying a camping experience. Perhaps most satisfying are the friendships that develop with other Lions - people who care. It has often been said, “Some of my best friends are those I met in Lionism.”

Won’t you please consider joining us!

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