West Knox Lions Club

Knoxville, Tennessee - United States

George Flanagan

President of West Knox Lions Club 2020-2021

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 gf.flanagan@outlook.com

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

Gallery Club Board

Club History

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.

Club Highlights

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:

Club Officers

George Flanagan


Deborah Flanagan

1st Vice President

Jonathan West

2nd Vice President

Karen West


James McFarland


Paul Wittke

Membership Chairperson/Director

Ronald Riehn

LCIF Coordinator

Manuel Diaz

Marketing & Communication

Nancy Hall


Irene Riehn


Terry Horn

Tale Twister

Laura Horn

Lion Tamer