HAZLETON LIONS CLUB
Chartered October 23, 1923
"Passion to Excel !"
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Since 1917, Lions clubs have offered people the opportunity
to give something back to their communities. From
involving members in projects as local as cleaning up an
area park or as far-reaching as bringing sight to the world's
blind, Lions clubs have always embraced those committed
to building a brighter future for their community.
Today with more than approximately 45,000 clubs in 208
countries and geographical areas, Lions have expanded
their focus to help meet the ever-increasing needs of our
Our programs are continually changing to meet new needs
and greater demands, but our mission has never wavered:
In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions international
convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. She challenged Lions
to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against
darkness." From this time, Lions clubs have been actively
involved in service to the blind and visually impaired.
The Hazleton Lions Club was formed in the year of 1923. A
group of young businessmen in the city of Hazleton
decided it was time to do something for the community. The
club obtained its charter on October 23, 1923 and never
looked back. Under the leadership of charter president Roy
D. Snyder the club became a reality. Eighty Nine years later
it is the second oldest club in Pennsylvania District 14-W,
and continues the traditions set forth by its founding fathers.
During the past years the Hazleton Club has excelled in many
areas, we were the first club in District 14 - W to elect a woman to
the office of president. While now that seems like no big
accomplishment, it was a major event for the district in an era
where men were King Lions.
The club currently has fifteen Melvin Jones Fellows and is
hoping to induct more.
We are 24 members strong, and are always eager to accept
members who have humanity and community in their heart.
Over the years we have established many Projects, Fund Raisers
and have donated to many local charities and people who
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