Welcome to the West Knox Lions Club website. Here you will find a significant amount of information about the members and officers of the club and what we do as LIONS. Our contributions to Kids Sight and other major activities support Knoxville and its surrounding community. It is a pleasure to lead such an outstanding club. As President, I welcome you to browse the website and learn about us and how to join the club. If you want more information, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The West Knox Lions Club meets every 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Grace Lutheran Church. Club Meetings start at 7:00 PM Board Meetings start at 6:30 PM when scheduled.
We are having Zoom meetings due to COVID-19 situation
The West Knox Lions Club was chartered on February 29, 1968. The Club was sponsored by the Karns and Powell Lions Club. West Knox Lions Club has served the West Knoxville, Tennessee, area since it was chartered. Their charter night was April 20, 1968 at the Deane Hill Country Club, Knoxville, TN.
The charter members were:
The Club did not waste any time getting busy.
In 1967-1968 they sponsored a magic show at the WNOX on June
14, 1968 raising $325.00. They donated $100.00 to School for Retarded Children
and purchased two pair of glasses.
In 1968-1969 they made name plates at the August 3 & 4 Gun
Show. In the fall White Cane Days solicitations raised $265.36. Sales of light
bulbs generated $481.75.
Since the charter, the club has raised more than $300,000, the majority of which has been used to support very worthwhile projects and organizations and to purchase over 337 eye exams and 336 pairs of glasses for needy residetns. In addition, the club has collected over 2,245 pairs of lenses and 1,717 pairs of eyeglass frames wich have been reccled and used throughout the world. The club has also solicited more than 1,085 eye wills.
Highlights of West Knox Lions Club Forty Years
Thru the years the West Knox Lions Club has received many awards from District 12N and MD-12, a few of these are listed below: