Minot Lions Club at a Glance
A Bit of Background
The Minot Lions Club was chartered in 1926 and currently has 55 members. We meet from 11:45 am - 1 pm every Monday at the Grand Hotel. Our main focus has been on providing vision screening and eyeglass purchase assistance throughout the community. We also donate and volunteer for a variety of community needs.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with 1.35 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in 206 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.
Making A Difference
Eyeglass Collection and Recycling
At Minot Lions Club, we are dedicated to providing clearer vision to all those with vision loss. Collected eyeglasses are cleaned, screened and donated to those within our community or areas with a great need. Locations include Johnson Eyecare and Eyewear, Ward County Veterans Affairs, the Parker Senior Center downtown, Sterling Optical, Bremer Bank, Walmart Optical, and Town and Country Shopping Center.
Caring for our Environment
Through reclamation projects like the AmeriCorps Vistas Adopt-A-Lot, vacant areas of the valley in Minot are restored to a beautiful greenspace.
Our Club had local Job Corps students create benches for the area, and several volunteers pitched in to surround them with mulch and flowers. A large metal boat was also added as a showpiece, with beautiful annual flowers overflowing the sides. Plants have been graciously donated by Lowe's Garden Center in Minot and The Flower House in Mohall.
Salvation Army Bell Ringing
Volunteering for many community events is a big part of what we do. Members of our Club spend a day jingling in the giving spirit, collecting donations for the Salvation Army.