Community Service Projects


Providing relief supplies for Hurricane Katrina victims by filling and sending a 53’ semi trailer load of supplies to victims in Alabama & Mississippi.

Purchasing and donating a fire truck for a needy community in Bayou LaBatre, Alabama.  It was instantly placed into service as their #1 pumper!

Why should I become a Lion?

Lions club members are men and women around the world who strive to make a difference in their local community as well as around the world. Our volunteer efforts go well beyond the support of vision care, in addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide. As a Lions club member, you can:

Make a difference everyday in your own local community. 

Be a part of a worldwide organization carrying out community and humanitarian projects at home and around the world. 

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 local and international community and business leaders. 

Have access to membership discounts and services.   

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest (and best) service club organization with roughly 1.3 million members, in approximately 45,000 clubs, in over 200 countries and geographical areas.

Lions are men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes. Founded in 1917, the organization's motto is "We Serve."

Service to Others
Worldwide, Lions clubs are often recognized for our service to the blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" at the 1925 Lions Clubs International Convention.

Today, Lions continue to extend our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts, as well as through our international SightFirst Programs.  Lions also collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries year-round.

In addition, Lions make a strong commitment to young people through our youth outreach programs. We also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs and, through the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), provide disaster relief around the world.

In 1990, Lions established Campaign SightFirst, a global initiative to fight the major causes of preventable and reversible blindness.  Our goal was to stamp out preventable blindness on a worldwide basis.  This unprecedented program has joined Lions volunteers with blindness prevention experts and organizations and governments.  To date, this program has:

provided more than 5 million cataract surgeries

built or expanded 207 eye hospitals

supported more than 70 million treatments to prevent river blindness

improved eye care in 89 countries around the world.

How Much Does it Cost? 
The cost of membership is very minimal.  Liberty Lions currently pay annual dues of $60 per year.  However, discounted dues are available for families. 

How is Lions Different from Other Clubs?
One of the most important aspects of Lions, that sets us apart from most other organizations, is our call for unselfish service to others.  Any money that we, as Lions, raise from the public goes back to the public.  No Lion, or Lions Club, should ever benefit personally from funds that we raise from the public.  That means that any money we raise from the public is to be used for community service projects.  These monies cannot go into our own pockets, or be used for our clubs’ administrative expenses.

In addition to becoming a part of the largest community service organization in the world, your membership also includes a subscription to the Lion Magazine, a $1,000,000 General Liability Insurance Policy to protect your local club and each member during any and all Lions functions – as specified in the policy.  You will also have access to support from approximately 1.3 million other members who will do their best to help you in any way they can.  You will have the opportunity to make a difference in your own local community as well as in communities worldwide.  Membership in Lions Clubs International will open many doors for you and your club.  Not only will it allow you to better serve your local community and communities worldwide, it will also provide you with Leadership:  training, skills, and opportunities. 

The Liberty Lions Club

The Liberty Lions Club has been helping to address the community service needs of Union County, and the world at large, since November 19, 1947.  Some of the many past community service projects of the Liberty Lions Club include:

Free Eyeglasses and Exams for needy children and adults

  1. Conducting Free Vision Screening for Union County children & adults

Assisting in the Purchase and Support of a Lions Vision Van

Support of the VisionVan Program, which provides free vision screening

Providing physical and financial assistance to Prevent Blindness Indiana (PBI)

Collecting and recycling used eyeglasses

Supporting eyeglass missions

Support of Camp Woodsmoke – a camp for handicapped children

Support for LCIF’s Leader Dog Program for the Blind

Providing local college scholarships

Support of the Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing Program

Providing loaner hearing aids to needy adults and children

  1. Support for the Indiana Lions Infant Hearing Aid loaner program    

  2. Filling and sending a semi truck load of needed supplies to Hurricane Katrina Victims

Financial support of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF)

Support of Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II – Programs to eliminate preventable blindness on a worldwide basis

Support of the Indiana Lions Cancer Control Project

Acquiring a Linear Accelerator

  1. Assisting in purchasing the Stereodactic Body Frame to use with the Linear Accelerator

Assisting in the purchase of the Indiana Lions Gamma Knife at the IU Medical Center for the treatment of brain tumors

Financial support for the Indiana Lions Eye and Tissue Bank

Assisting local blind residents in obtaining a free Leader Dog

Purchasing a defibrillator for the College Corner Fire Department

Assisting local needy families

Helping to develop the Emergency Response Plan for Southeastern Indiana

Support to other Lions Clubs in the area

Sponsoring the local “Toys for Tots” program in Union County, which was replaced by our highly successful “Christmas for Children” program starting in 2009

Trash receptacles for our town square

Park benches for our town square

Providing volunteer workers for numerous emergency situations

Purchasing a Fire Truck and donating it to a community in Alabama that desperately needed one following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Support of the Lions Quest program for students and teachers of all ages

Sponsoring students and supporting Indiana Lions Law Camp – a camp for students entering the 7th and 8th grades interested in a career in Law Enforcement

Citizenship awards to graduating seniors

Sponsoring the UCHS Leo Club – a program for local high school students who want to develop leadership skills while developing and performing unique community service projects

Free Easter Egg Hunts since 1948

The Liberty Lions meet the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, at 6:30pm, at the Liberty Pizza King.