The Moraga Lions Club is one of 46000 clubs located in over 200 countries worldwide. Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world with over 1.4 million members.
Lions are men, women and students who not only care about their community, but communities world wide. Our primary mission is to assist the visually impaired. In 2014, Lions assisted the staff for the Center for the Blind to conduct 2 Free Eye Testing events for Seniors at the Chateau and another Senior Community in Lafayette. Some low income Seniors also qualified to obtain free eye glasses. Our club is also part of the collection and recycling of eye glasses which are cleaned and recycled to needy people in developing countries. If you have old prescription glasses or frames to donate, we can make use of them and you can be recycling to the needy!
Each year the International President suggests a new community activity. Last year Lions world wide planted 6 milion trees. We planted 32 in Moraga. This year we have been asked to develop programs to improve literacy in our communities.
Our club presently has 17 members and we sponsor a very active Leo Club (Campolindo High School Students) which annually consists of 75 highly dedicated members. We conduct or assist others in fund raisers like :
Our Annual Crab Feed which provides the Lion's Share
The Fireman's Breakfast that supports the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) Training program and other first responders
Annual Moraga Golf Tournament
Special Kids Day which is held in Antioch and
We have a scholorship Committee that funded $12,000 in scholarships to Seniors from Campolindo graduating in June 2014. Lions throughout the state of California sponsor an annual speech contest which is supported through the high schools. This year's topic is appropriate as "Water Conservation - What Can We Do To Conserve, Recycle & Reclaim?" This years awards will include 15 - $4500 District Awards, a $6500 scholarship for Area Winners and $10,500 awarded to the State Winner! Miramonte High School teacher, has been the Coach who has helped our District send a winning representative to the State Finals Competitions for the last 3 years consecutively, annually donating $20,000 to the Center For The Blind in 2014.
We are always pleased to welcome new members to Moraga Lions Club. Please stop by on the 1st or 3rd Tuesday of each month at Terzetto Restaurant located in the Moraga Shopping Center at 7PM- we would love to meet you!
Students from 2 Lamotrinda Middle Schools are in the process of working on their entries for the Peace Poster Contest with the theme, "Share Peace" for the 2015-2016 contest. Those submissions must be in our hands no later than November 1st. One winning poster will be selected to be submitted to the District Contest with that submission deadline of November 15th. We will have the pleasure of reviewing the entries very soon!
Please bring your unbroken eyeglasses (without cases) to any of our locations.
1st and 3rd Tuesday
of the Month at 6 PM
La Finestra Restaurant
Moraga shopping Center
1419 Moraga Way