We are a volunteer organization under the Lions Club International, where we enjoy camaraderie with fellow lions, share some of our free time to help those in need through service and at the same time develop leadership skills to become better leaders of our communities.
The first Lions Club in Florida was Orlando Lions Club chartered in 1922. Within three years District 35 was formed with thirteen clubs of which nine are still in existence, four of them belong to District 35 - N. These are Lake Worth ( 1925), Miami Downtown (1924), redlands (1925) and West Palm Beach ( 1924).
Currently District 35 N consists of Sixty Lions Clubs and Seven Leo Clubs.
The Lions Clubs of District 35 N of Florida and The Bahamas sponsor various local projects from vision screenings, diabetes screening, to providing hearing aids, providing eye tissues giving the gift of sight through Lions Eye Banks, sponsoring or helping individuals who are not financially capable and in need of eye surgery, providing food and clothing during disaster, sponsoring youth programs and scholarships, providing school supplies to children in need and so on.
The clubs also have fundraising projects. One hundred percent of the funds raised from the public are returned to the public through service, community projects and support to lion entities who provide needed services for less fortunate individuals.
Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.