Lions: The World’s 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, community members needing assistance and with people we may never meet.
Alaska and the Yukon have 79 Lions Clubs making up Multiple District 49. District 49A is a Sub-District of the Lions Multiple District 49 (A&B) District 49A and 49B got their names from “Aurora Borealis.” District 49A covers the greater majority of the southern part of Alaska, while District 49B covers the northern part of Alaska and much of the western territories in Canada. In our Eagle River-Chugiak community we have three Lions Clubs and one Leo Club (teens).
If you’re interested in volunteering, helping others, meeting new people — or just having fun — you can do all of this and more as a Lions club member. As a Lion, you’ll perform local volunteer work to improve your community and communities around the world. You can join a local club that meets in person. We have three Lions Clubs in the Chugiak-Eagle River area. Chugiak Lions meet every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at Chugiak Senior Center; Eagle River Lions meet every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month at Eagle River Lions Club; Sleeping Lady Mt. Lions meet every first and third Monday of the month at Eagle River Lions Club. The Bear Mountain Leos, for teens ages 13-18, meet every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club Teen Room. You can help someone in need, recycle eye glasses or share in our vision quest. Whatever you choose, you’ll be sharing, caring and making a difference.
If you would like to get more information on Lions’ Clubs in our area visit www.eagleriverlions.org, or www.sleepingladylions.org, or visit www.lionsclubs.org, or call 301-9179.