Welcome to the Fort Vancouver Lions Club
Fort Vancouver Lions Mission Statement
The Fort Vancouver Lions serve the sight and hearing impaired, the disadvantaged, homeless and hungry, and at risk students and families of our communities of Vancouver and Clark County.
We accomplish this through our volunteer service to partner with organizations in the greater Vancouver area. Additionally, in collaboration with other local Lions Clubs and Lions Club International, we extend our service regionally and globally.
Established in 1955, the Fort Vancouver Lions have been in service to the community for over 61 years.
Lions Cub International is now the largest service organization in the world. It was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones and several of his friends with the goal to serve the less fortunate. Inspired by Helen Keller, during her convention speech in 1925, the Lions continue to be known for their mission around sight and hearing disabilities.
We meet the first three Friday’s at noon, and the 4th meeting is held the next Thursday night at 6:00 pm. All meetings are at China Cook (formerly Bill’s Chicken and Steak House) 2200 St. Johns Blvd, Vancouver WA. Lunch starts at 11:45. Free parking is available. If there are 5 Friday’s in the month the 5th meeting is at noon.
Spring and Fall Annual Benefit Concerts
Features Grammy Award winners Doug Smith and his band Three Together as well as other local Performers. We always have a Special Performance from the Fort Vancouver Lions. Over the years we have raised over $30,000 for the Washington State School for the Blind as well as other local charities.
Washington State Blind Track Meet
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Each May the Fort Vancouver Lions club hosts a track meet for visually impaired kids from all over the Pacific Northwest. The event takes place at the Washington State School for the Blind. The date of this year’s event is May 19th 2016. The events start at 9 AM and usually end around 3 PM. We also feed all of the participants, their families, the staff and volunteers a Johnsonville Brat lunch. We need volunteers to help run the events and serve lunch. If you would like to help contact Lion Roy Pulliam.