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Welcome to the 9 SW Lions Club’s District web page, I’m Lion Mary Porter and I serve as District Governor with approximately 1500 other Lions. We come from all backgrounds and some have several generations of their families serving together, but by being Lions members together we preserve sight, serve youth, provide disaster relief combat disabilities, meet our communities needs and develope leadership skills.

We are all 9 SW Lions Club members Serving with a Purpose

As Lions of SW Iowa we are members of the largest service organization in the world and are proud of the fact that our International Foundation is listed As the global leader in humanitarian service,

Challenged by Helen Keller to be “Knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness”
•we support the Iowa Lions Eye Bank,

•collect thousands of eye glasses,

•support Leader Dogs for the Blind, the process costs approximately $38,000 at no cost to a blind person, and in the process prisoners at Iowa prisons have a life changing experience as they train puppies for the first year of their life

Because We Serve with a Purpose we help Children

•ages 6 to 48 Months - In the last 13 years by participating with Iowa KidSight we've screened 50,669 children in our district FREE of charge, 2,555 were referred for additional care.
•We donate through our Iowa foundation to Iowa School for the Deaf,
•Support foreign exchange of Students.
•Like our Jamaica Lion’s Club who provided money for a little boy who needed a cornea transplant due to an eye injury while playing.
•Provide a Healthy Children's conference.

Because We Serve with a Purpose you’ll find us touching lives by
•Providing hearing aids like the New Virginia Lions,
•Restoring cemeteries, putting flags on graves to honor those who have served like the like the Leon, Lamoni & St. Charles Lions,
•Giving Scholarships to high school graduates like the Bayard, Indianola Evening & Harlan Lions,
•Sponsoring after prom parties, like Guthrie Center,
•Reading to and buying books for school children like Earlham, Council Bluffs, Redfield and Adair Lions,
•Providing food for weary travelers along the interstate system like the Massena & Shenandoah Lions,
•You’ll find us walking the ditches picking up trash like the Perry Lions or
•Picking up unwanted used appliances like the Neola Lions,
•Sponsoring blood drives like Osceola and Stuart Lions,
•helping out with bingo, providing 4th of July fireworks like the Fontanelle, & Norwalk Lions Club,
•sponsor a foreign exchange student like Carlisle Lions,
•donate to the local fire department like Clarinda,
•Delivering meals on wheels to the elderly like the Missouri Valley
•Providing shuttle service at the Iowa State Fair Like the Clearfield Lions,
•Sponsoring peace poster contests for children like the Mt Ayr Lions, or
•Supporting the local archery team and providing community betterment like Diagonal Lions

To accomplish all of this you’ll find us:
•flipping pancakes & hamburgers, or hosting a potato bar, shaking up lemonades, like the Lorimor, Martensdale, Greenfield, and Audubon Lions Clubs. You'll find us selling Christmas trees, & hosting tractor pulls like the Atlantic & Exira Clubs, or hosting a rodeo like the Grand River Lions, or putting Flags up in yards like the Adel Lions
as fund raisers all to help those in our community and around the world.

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