What we're about
The Sag Harbor Lions club is a local chapter of Lions Clubs International, which is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. We welcome women, men and families to the club.
Our Mission: To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.
Our Vision Statement: To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.
Our Motto: "We Serve”
Lions Clubs raises money and donates to other charities or individuals in need in our community (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-6.php). We have four signature service projects (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/projects.php) a year and a few smaller ones. All of the funds we raised go into the Sag Harbor Lions Club Charitable Trust, a 501(c)3 recognized charitable trust. From there they are disbursed to other non-profits or individuals.
Beyond this free MeetUp introduction, there are several categories of membership available, which can be found on our About page (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-10.php) to download informational brochures about those categories. Most people join the club as an Active Member. To join the club, you need a sponsor, who you can meet at one of our meetings. They will supply you with an application. Your application is delivered to the club by your sponsor. With it you must pay a $60 initiation fee and prorated dues for the current dues period. Dues are billed $60 each January 1st and July 1st or you can pay the whole thing at one time each year.
We also offer a family membership where one family member joins at the full dues rate and up to five additional family members can join for half the dues a year. Please see the Family brochure on the About page (http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/sag_harbor/page-10.php) for more details.
We hope that you will take advantage of this MeetUp and become an Active dues paying member of the club.
Lions Clubs International is celebrating its centennial in 2017. The History of Lions (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/mission-and-history/index.php) is modest yet remarkable. Helen Keller challenged Lions to be “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness. (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/who-we-are/mission-and-history/helen-keller.php)” in her address to the national convention in 1925. The Lions accepted her challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs (http://www.lionsclubs.org/EN/how-we-serve/health/sight/index.php) aimed at preventable blindness.