Purpose: To provide a civic and social organization for professional and business people in the
Service Dedicated to the principles of good government, good citizenship, and community service.
Since our charter in 1940, the Westminster Lions Club has actively supported the International
Association of Lions Clubs, our Lions Club District, and the community of Westminster. All monies
collected resulting from fund raising activities is returned to the communicty in the form of donations
to charitable organizations as well as eyeglesses and scholarships to graduating high school seniors
from the Westminster area.
Some of the charitable organizations that we support are: Maryland Eye Bank, Maryland School for
the Blind, Diabetes (Camp Merrick), Lion Leader Dog Program, Lion Vision Research, Lion Club
International Foundation, Westminster Little League Baseball, Carroll Hospice, Carroll County Young
Marines, Westminster Fire Company, Carroll County ARC, Special Olympics of Carroll County,
Westminster Fireworks, Shepherd Staff, and Westminster Miracle on Main Street. We also provide
financial support to needy people for eye examinations, glasses, hearing tests, and hearing aids. We
collect used eyeglasses for recycling. And we conduct these fundraising activities throughout the year.
Grants one year scholarship for $2,000 to one student at Westminster High and Winters Mills High, and
two $1,000 scholarships to students at Carroll County Career and Technology Center. Click HERE to
download the scholarship application.
Meetings are 6:30 pm the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the VFW, 519 Poole Road,
Eligibility: Membership by invitation only.
Fees: Annual membership dues: $60.
Area Served: Westminster area.
Subjects Clubs And Organizations: Civic/Social/Service, Hearing - Assistance, Medical Supplies -
Free/Rental/Sale, Scholarships, Vision - Assistance
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