Lions District 33N
David "Willy Wilson
31 Emerald Rd.
Nahant, MA 01908
1st Vice District Governor
61 Cook Street
Billerica, MA 01821
2nd Vice District Governor
17 Lincoln St.
Andover, MA 01845
Cabinet Secretary Treasurer
440 Eastern Ave.
Lynn, MA 01902
Dignity. Harmony. Humanity.
The 2015-2016 Lions Theme is "Dignity. Harmony. Humanity.
Watch the video "Dignity.Harmony.Humanity" - http://members.lionsclubs.org/EN/lions/presidents-theme.php
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
District 33N Lions and Leos have been the front runner of the 5 districts in Massachusetts in raising funds for our principal state project Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Fund, Inc. Since 1952 and as of June 30, 2007, District 33N Lions and Leos have donated $6,900,000, more than any other district in the state and more than 28% ofthe$25,000,000 donated in Massachusetts since the fund was established.
The District 33N Lions and Leos actively support other state youth projects such as: Mass Lions Youth Speech Competition, All State Band and Toys for Tots.
The District 33N Lions and Leos support International Programs such as the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF), Diabetes and eye health awareness programs, Youth Exchange, Peace Poster Contest, and recycle tens of thousands of used eyeglasses annually. These glasses are cleaned, sorted and distributed in third world countries providing sight to millions who might never be able to acquire eyeglasses. LCIF provides millions of dollars to a variety of projects around the world including relief for disasters such as 911, Hurricane Katrina and the Tsunami.
District 33N supports a state of the art Eyemobile, which travels the district providing free vision and hearing screening clinics at various health fairs and public events. District 33N supports a Visual Aids Foundation which is unlike any other in the world of Lionism. The Visual Aids Foundation provides free low vision equipment, particularly CCTV’s, to legally blind residents of the district.
Each club within the district provides a wide array of services to residents in our communities. These include eye exams and glasses for the needy, scholarships to assist students going on to higher education, Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets for those less fortunate and a variety of other services which may be needed within the individual club’s community.
The over 1.3 million Lions who are active in 200 countries and geographical locations constitute the world’s largest organization of service clubs. Lions Clubs International was founded in Chicago in 1917. Globally, Lions clubs are known for their commitment to blindness prevention and services to the legally blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become her "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness" during the association's 1925 International Convention. In July of 2007, Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) ranked as the best non-governmental organization (NGO) worldwide – selected from among 34 global organizations.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.