Floyd County Lions Club

About Us

President Linda Petrie and former President, Harriwon schroeder

The International Association of Lions Clubs was organized in 1917 with 22 clubs in nine states and is grown to 45,923 clubs with 1.4 million members and 193 countries. The International Association of Lions Clubs, through its fundraiser called "Campaign SiteFirst II", is trying to prevent or even cure 40 million cases of blindness worldwide. Lions from all around the world have raised over $148,600,000 for this program.

We provide thousands with free, quality eye care, Braille-writers and large print texts, white canes and guide dogs. In addition, the Lions Club provides free professional glaucoma screening and make cornea transplants possible.

The Lions major work in the area of sight conservation although other projects such as drug awareness programs in schools, diabetes awareness and other programs specific to individual clubs. Lions have taken up the mission of sight conservation as their major goal after a speech cancel that Helen Keller. At the Lions convention in 1925, Helen Keller change the Lions to be, "Knights of the Blind". Today Lions collect more than 5 million pairs of glasses annually.

The Floyd County Lions Club continues this commitment by collecting eyeglasses and hearing aids at locations in Floyd County. The club also provides free eye exams and glasses for needy children.


Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization. We have 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs worldwide.
Lions are everywhere. We're men and women who are active in community projects in more than 207 countries and geographic areas.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness – it's part of our history as well as our work today. But we also perform volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Local Community Projects
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local community projects and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest. And our Leo Program provides personal development through youth volunteer opportunities. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian community projects around the world. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Upcoming Events

  • Bland Competition - Feb. 17, 2 PM, The Jacksonville Center
  • Golf Tornament - June
  • Murder Mystery - September

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Serving our community for over 37 years

© Floyd County Lions Clubs
P.O. Box 463, Floyd, VA 24091

We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Floyd Methodist Church, East Main Street, Floyd, VA

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