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Mt. McKinley Lions Club

You’re Invited Mt. McKinley Lions Club 2016 Installation & Recognition Dinner Thursday, June 2, 2016 Aladdins Restaurant Old Seward Hwy, Anchorage Lions Banquet More Info – click... read more

History of Women in Lionism

In 1917 Lions International was founded. In 1925 Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan were honored as he first and second lady of Lionism. In 1975 The Lioness Program began, then in 1987 Women were approved for Lions membership. LCI (Lions Club International) was the first... read more

49A District Governor’s Fundraiser

49A DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S FUNDRAISER Brought to you by the Leprechauns of 49A Please join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration full of Food, Fun, Silent Auction, Games and Entertainment. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Eagle River Lions Den Cost for Dinner: $10 per... read more

WRapping Party

I spared you all….   I was going to write a Rapping song…. you know…. wrapping…. rapping…. Click HERE for the rest of the story! ... read more

Bear Mountain Leos Providing Service to the Fisher House

By Lion Karen Burns In their quest to keep busy in the community by serving,  the Bear Mountain Leos have decided on a monthly project of providing monthly meals to those at the Fisher House.   The first meal was wild rice/chicken soup with salad. The second entailed... read more

Recycle for Sight Drive

The Capital Area Lions Joint Sight Conservation Committee…. more commonly known and referred to as the Joint Sight Committee…. had their annual Recycle For Sight drive on Saturday, October 10, at the Nugget Mall. We have eyeglass collection boxes set up in... read more

Worldwide Week of Service

The two Juneau Clubs are having their annual Recycle for Sight community drive on Saturday, October 10.  This is where we ask the Juneau community to sort through their dresser drawers, desks, car glove boxes, boats, closets, purses, etc., and bring their unwanted... read more

Helping the Homeless

Homelessness is an issue everywhere, even here in Juneau.   It might even affect someone you know.  Maybe he/she is a friend of a friend who recently lost their job and couldn’t afford rent.  Maybe your neighbor’s teenage son ran away and found his safe... read more

Eye Screening – Fall 2015

Our eye screening volunteer list has dwindled this year. We do still need people at the October as well as the November events. Esther is now setting dates for December and January. She tries to set the screenings for just the mornings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday... read more

Sutton Racing Lions Charter Night

Sutton Racing Lions charter night is Friday October 9 at the Alpine in Sutton. Time is 6 pm. The Alpine is on the right as you head north through Sutton. Cost for the meal will be $20.00 per person or for a real deal $40. per couple. Should last about 2-2:30 hours.... read more

A WOW! Moment

A Surgeon from Illinois stopped by the Vision Screening trailer at the 2015 Alaska State Fair to say hello and thank the District 49A Lions for offering vision testing. Several years ago he stopped by and was given a glaucoma test that indicated a problem with this... read more

Making Vision a Heathy – Independence

By Lion Karen Burns A different story of Independence.  Many of you don’t think about your “Independence” if you become blind.  It is vital to your eye sight that you take care of your eyes by having an eye exam each year.  Maintain a healthy diet so... read more

50th Anniversary

I don’t know how many clubs can announce that they have a Lion member celebrating 50 YEARS OF LIONISM!  But the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions can! Lion Bruce Wing celebrates 50 years of Lionism today, October 1.  He became a Lion in 1965 and was a member of the... read more
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