Lions Clubs of the Minneapolis area are interested in starting a new “Minneapolis Pride Lions Club” where members bring the commitment to Service the Lions Clubs are famous for to the LGBT community in and around Minneapolis through volunteer service projects and events that will make our community safer and stronger. This club will aim to provide a friendly and accepting environment for members of the LGBT community to contribute to service projects and give back to the community.
The Lions organization is open to all. Currently, only 3 LGBT Clubs exist in the Unites States and we want Minneapolis to be part of this group. There are 2 Clubs in San Fransisco and 1 in New York.
The possibilities for community involvement are endless but as a group any activity which a new member would like to lead can happen. Vision screening for youth, supporting LGTBQ youth in the Minneapolis area, clothing drives, etc. The possibilities are endless. Currently, there are 41 Lions clubs and roughly 1400 Lions in the Hennepin County area that are here to support a new, exciting club like this.
Annual dues for Lions members run about $80. As this club designs and implements their service projects they do so knowing that Lions International carries insurance that can be used for a clubs activity! This is a huge incentive when hosting events in your communities.
This group is being created to gauge interest in a LGBTQ "service/volunteer" group. This new Lions Club would be open to any who feels this is a fit for them. We will set up an informational night once we see if there is interest!