Welcome to the Poquoson Lions Club website. This site is designed to provide information about the Poquoson Lions club to members, potential members, those seeking assistance, and those interested in knowing more about Lions. This site provides a calendar of events, our monthly newsletter, club committees, as well links to other useful Lions websites and information.
Our club is one of over 45,000 clubs worldwide, part of an international organization with over 1.4 million members in 206 countries! The first Lion’s Club was formed in 1917, “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else”, was the personal code of the founder, Melvin Jones. The Poquoson Lions Club has been serving the community for 63 years, and was chartered in 1948 with the intent of offering people the opportunity to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social, and moral welfare of the community. Our intent is to allow members to unite in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutual understanding and to encourage service-minded people to serve their community. Our goal is to do together what one person could not do alone.
As with all Lions Clubs our service projects concentrate on sight and hearing conservation, diabetes awareness, and youth activities. However, we have and will always adapt to the needs of our community from providing assistance after Hurricane Isabel to helping needy families with basic subsistence. A more recent development has been the adoption of the South Lawson Park and the City’s Soccer Program as a Lions Project.
I hope you find this site interesting and informative, and please take a minute and provide us feedback through our Guestbook. I am privileged and honored to be part of this organization and to have this opportunity to serve as club president as we live our motto, “We Serve”.
Lion Ray Yannello
2011/2012 President, Poquoson Lions Club
Meetings held the 1st and 3rd Thursday at 6:30pm at the Poquoson Community Center, 49 Odd Road in front of the Poquoson High School
Club Slogan: Liberty, Intelligence and our Nations Safety
Lions Motto: We Serve