Osage City Lions Club continues tradition of community service

By Gary Whalen

The Osage City Lions Club was chartered on Aug. 15, 1939. The Lions Club Motto is “We Serve”. Since the beginning, the Osage Lions have been a viable civic organization, from broom and light bulb sales to our food stand at the Osage County Fair.

Lions Club International’s goal is to rid the world of blindness with many programs, and the Osage Lions have participated in many of these programs. We were challenged by our state Lions to help build an eye clinic at the KU Medical Center, so for the last 37 years, we have sponsored a golf tournament. From these tournaments, the Osage Lions have donated $37,000 to help maintain the Eye Clinic. In 2015, with the help of state and local Lions, the Osage Lions screened all of the grade school and high school students for visual problems. With this screening, more than 35 students were referred to eye doctors.

The Osage Lions are active in many youth projects. Each year, we offer at least one scholarship to help a local student with college, assist the Osage County 4-H with their yearly awards, plus many more services.

The Osage Lions meet the first and third Monday of each month at the Osage City Country Club. If you would like to consider becoming a member of the Osage City Lions Club, call or visit with any Lions member. New members are always welcome.

Information thanks to Osage City Chamber of Commerce.


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