Lancaster Lions Club
554 W Lancaster Blvd
Lancaster, CA 93534
Phone: (818) 433-9888
Contact via Email
- Community & Environment Programs
- Children & Youth Programs
- Disaster Relief
- Sight Programs
- Hearing Programs
- Diabetes Awareness Programs
- Student Speakers Contest
Hours of OperationMonday: 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday: 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday: 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday: 07:30 - 17:00
Friday: 07:30 - 17:00
A Brief History of the Original Lancaster Lions Club
The Mojave Lions Club sponsored the organization of a Lions Club at Lancaster and on August 16, 1946 the the organizational meeting was held with Clarence Manion, International representative present. Forty-one Lions were on the original charter.
Charter night for the new club was celebrated at the Antelope Valley Dude Ranch in Quartz Hill on September 27, 1946. About 350 Lions and guests were present. District Governor Bo Armstrong of District 4D presented the charter to the club and President William Sorenson of the new Lancaster Club accepted it on behalf of the charter members.
In 1947 the club started a French Fries booth at the AV Fair as their main fundraiser. In 1949 they sponsored the start of Bendix Air Race and also sponsored Flying Lions Club. In 1950 they held their first student speakers contest. In 1952 they sponsored March of Dimes which netted $1,600.00, a large sum at the time. By 1955 they decided there was more to be raised selling corn on the cob than French fries. That change was a smart one because in 1956 their booth sold 5,100 ears of corn! This project continued as their main fundraiser until the fairgrounds moved from East Avenue "I" to its present location north of Lancaster.
Over the years, the club sponsored many, many projects in the community and donated thousands of dollars to various youth groups, the Eye Mobile, veterans Organizations, eye programs and by 1962 started a city wide flag program. By the next year the club was placing 274 flags through-out the city on various national holidays. In 1968 Lion Clyde Golding was elected District Governor of 4L-1. Two additional governors from the Lancaster Lions Club. Lion Gordon Wellman in 1992 who now lives in Joplin Missouri and in 1993 Lion Frank Wayland, now deceased. Contrary to popular belief, Lion Jones Davidson was elected to District Governor of 4L-1 from Edwards Lions Club in 1963. He transferred to Lancaster at a later date when Edwards Lions Club no longer existed.
The Lancaster Lions Club sponsored the Palmdale Lions Club in 1952 and now the reverse is true, Palmdale is now sponsoring the new Lancaster Lions Club in 2016.
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