The Skaneateles Lions Club is located in Skaneateles New York, a pleasant and historic village in the Finger Lakes region of central New York State, USA. The Skaneateles Lions Club celebrated its 68th year during 2019 and has, as of this writing, 19 members. Our Club is one of more than 46,000 Lions local clubs worldwide in more than 200 countries.
Lions Clubs International is a secular, non-political service organization founded by Melvin Jones in 1917. Jones asked, with regard to his colleagues, "What if these men and women who are successful because of their drive, intelligence and ambition, were to put their talents to work improving their communities?" Jones' personal code, "You can't get very far until you start doing something for somebody else," reminds many Lions of the importance of community service.
A particular emphasis of Lions is on work for the blind and visually impaired. Helen Keller addressed the Lions international convention at Cedar Point Ohio in June 1925 and charged Lions to be Knights of the Blind.
The Skaneateles Lions Club meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month (except July and August). We typically meet at The Sherwood Inn at 7 pm and conclude by 8:30 pm at the latest. The Lions are motivated to give our time and energy back to the community that in turn gives so much to all of us. If you want to help and work with a great group of like minded individuals, please attend a meeting; learn; and then join us!