A group of young people that The Wheaton Lions sponsored to go to the Spectrios Institute for Low Vision Camp joined us for lunch. It was a fun time for all."

Welcome to the Wheaton Lions Club

The Wheaton Den of Lions International was established October 23, 1923. Lions International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones and others. Lions Clubs International has ever since offered business and professional people a way of sharing their success by helping those less fortunate than themselves. The association became international when a club was formed in Canada in 1920. As of January 2014, the Lions Clubs International consist of 1.35 Million members. They are in 46,000 Lion Clubs in over 200 countries.

A highlight of its early history was a speech at the 1925 convention, when the legendary Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." They responded, and Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program.


What the Wheaton Lions Club Does

  • We attend a weekly, one hour Tuesday lunch meeting and hear speakers on a variety of interesting subjects.
  • We have 4 fund raising events annually to help the visually and hearing impaired (see Lions Activities).
  • We collect eyeglasses and hearing aids to improve the lives of needy people everywhere.
  • We offer college scholarship assistance to high school seniors with sight or hearing impairment.


Mission Statement

To create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.

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Wheaton Lions Club Events

December 3, 2016
5th Annual Reindeer Run
Downtown Wheaton
<Click here for details and photos from the 2016 run>

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