About Us

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 205 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we’re local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities where we live. And because we’re global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That’s why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling, provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight, and raise donations through fundraising campaigns like Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, we’re working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.

We empower the next generation. Whether it’s providing volunteer and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.

We serve local communities – and protect the planet. From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environmental programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.


Interested in joining us?

Be a Lion

Contact a Lion’s Club member, call the Lion’s Den at (765) 889-2652, or email colchesterlions@gmail.com.


Colchester Lions History

1. Colchester Lions Club a. Started in 1951 b. In 2001 we celebrated our 50th year in Colchester c. We have evolved over the years d. We are always looking for something that will work today. e. Remembering that our motto is ‘We Serve’. 2. International Club a. Founded in Chicago, Il in 1917 b. First …


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Community Contributions

The Colchester Lions Club actively sponsors many events benefiting the Colchester Community: Some of these include: West Prairie School Scholarships Various Community Improvement Projects Santa Claus for Children, in Cooperation with the Colchester Area Business Association Support for the Colchester Fire Department Assistance with individual eyeglass/hearing aid purchases Camp Lion Sponsorship Provide basic necessities to …


Officers Roger Runquist – President Elvin Hodges – First Vice President Roger Hodges – Second Vice President Kelley Coplan – Secretary Andy Fentem- Treasurer Roger Hodges – Club Membership Chairperson Follow Us