The Laingsburg Lions Club was chartered on June 23, 1948.
While the Laingsburg Lions Club is a local chapter
of Lions International, the largest community service
organization with over 1,350,000 members and 46,000+ clubs in over 200 countries worldwide, our primary focus is that of our local community.
The Lainsburg Lions Club is always taking on projects for the community. Our most recent project was the construction of a 2nd Gaga Pit
at the Laingsburg Elementary School. This project was preceded by the construction of a Gaga Pit in early spring 2019 at Bates Scout park. Not only did Lion members construct the Gaga pit, but erected two tether ball poles as well as planting some new trees.
Past projects and donations here in Laingsburg are as follows: 2018, $2,000 in annual support of the public library electronic books program, raising over $22,000+ for the new basketball courts at Bates Scout park. 2017, $5,000 was raised and contributed as co-sponser for the new football field scoreboard, $2,500 was contributed for Laingsburg Band students expenses who participated with the Michigan Lions All-State band. Other funds raised go for such things as the community dinners that are open to the community, such as the winter spaghetti dinners and the fall Thanksgiving diner. In the past we have built pavillions,
handicap ramps, assembled picnic tables in our local park, installed a park water well, contributed to the installatoin of the Laingsburg fire truck filling station well, have erected fences for various athlete fields, erected flag poles, and purchased bleachers for the ball parks at Bates Scouts Park. We renovated and modernized the bathroom facilities at Bates Scout park. Benches have been purchased and placed along the main street, Grand River Ave, to provide resting areas for those citizens who need to walk to the grocery store. The list goes on.
The Laingsburg Lions Club has also provided financial support to our school system as well as other Lion programs. Recently nearly $10,000 dollars was donated by the Laingsburg Lions Club to provide new school programs which included materials for the new robotics program.
In general we try to provide service to the community where ever it is needed.
Our organization is open to all who wish to participate. Our charter and bylaws prevent us from supporting any political interests. As members we incur no payment of any type for our work as volunteers. We currently fund our programs from two primary sources: Our Annual May Spring Time Festival and by volunteering and hosting of Millionaire Parties held in Lansing and Owosso.
Laingsburg Lions Club is a community action organization that serves not only those at the local level but state and national levels. We
offer community-minded individuals the opportunity to join in good fellowship and to help
their fellow man at a variety of levels.
At the state and national level, our organization may contribute, to programs such as or including:
White Cane, Leader Dogs for the Blind, Braille Transcribing, Radio Talking Book, Drug Awareness,
Diabetes Awareness, and other programs.
We are in need of Laingsburg Lions Club members. To continue to provide the services we provide takes members who have a desire to help their community be successful and friendly. All
we ask of our fellow Lions is that they find their own niche in our organization where they can
serve effectively. We are all limited by time and personal committments and only ask
that you share with us the time you can provide. I can guarantee it will make your heart feel good knowing you have given something back to the community in which you live.
So you might be asking where does the money come from? Most of the money is raised from our Springtime Festival and through the hosting of Millionaire Parties (Texas Holdem Tournaments and play). Laingsburg Lion Club members in our community donate their time in order to achieve the fund raising efforts as well as their time to build erect and build projects.
Our organziation has no employees and volunteer their time without compensation in any form. We accept members with no basis on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, political affiliation, union membership, or veteran status.
If you feel you would like to be involved in our work, contact any Lion member. Talk to them. Ask them questions. At the top of our home webpage is our contact phone number. Go ahead and call if you have any questions about becoming a Laingsburg Lions Club member.
Our motto is, "We Serve".