Service * Kindness * Community

Where there is a need,
there’s a Lion

Proud Of Our History

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Chartered on April 11, 1939

The Norwich Lions Club was chartered on April 11, 1939, with seventeen members and grew to become one of the most active fundraising and service clubs in Southeastern CT.

In the 1950’s the Norwich Lions were instrumental in the foundation of the Connecticut Eye Research Foundation at Yale and initiated a project called “Lighthouse for the Blind” assisting visually impaired community members.

In the past 80 years, the Norwich Lions have done everything from providing funding to hospitals throughout the region for diabetes treatment and research, to constructing bleachers for little league fields; from donating rescue boats for the Fire Department, to providing Braille typewriters to the blind and elderly; from sponsoring children to attend camps, to supporting the Rose Arts Festival. Our hearts are big and our reach is broad!

Serving Our Community

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in more than 200 countries. Every day in every way, Lions are investing their time, talent, and resources in the communities where they live, work, and serve.

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Our Mission

We are a diverse group of service-minded men and women of all ages and backgrounds who give our time and talents to make a difference in our community and beyond. Lions Clubs throughout the world unite in service around many areas of need including:


We initiate and support campaigns that educate communities about diabetes prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, and regular screenings.


Implement community meal programs that focus on distributing well-balanced and nutritious meals to vulnerable populations, such as low-income families, homeless individuals, and communities facing food insecurity.

Childhood Cancer

Through partnerships with medical institutions, we provide financial assistance, counseling, and other support services to families navigating the challenges of childhood cancer.


Collaborating with eye care professionals, we conduct vision screening programs, provide eyeglasses, and facilitate eye health education to enhance overall vision care within communities.


We conduct workshops and awareness campaigns to educate communities about the importance of environmental stewardship and individual contributions to conservation.

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Response to disasters

Working in tandem with the Lions Club, we ensure a coordinated and effective response to disasters, addressing the immediate needs of affected communities and fostering long-term recovery.

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Serving The Rose City Since 1939

Worlds Largest Service Club Organization

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

We are grateful for your support!