General Member Business Meetings:
The first Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. at Western New York Independent Living:
Buffalo Host Lions Club
3108 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14214
(Facilities courtesy of Western New York Independent Living)
No regular meetings from mid-June to early September
(Note: While the Lions are a private membership organization, individuals with an interest in joining who are invited by a current member are welcome, but weather or special circumstances could compel the cancellation of a particular meeting. Call at least one day in advance to confirm, if you wish to attend.)
Programs and Services:
Services include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Lions Club of Buffalo, Host Club, offers assistance with vision needs, collects eyeglasses for the needy living in third world nations, helps people seek hearing aids, responds to acute needs in the community, and holds occasional fundraisers and special Club events, like most Lions. (Links to the Club’s Sight or Hearing Assistance Request Forms can be found elsewhere on this website.)
The Club offers modest support to many other worthy, disability-related organizations as it receives the requests. While the specific recipients vary from year to year, some we have assisted in the recent past include: the Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service; Western New York Independent Living; Friends of Night People; Excalibur Leisure Services; the Braille Group of Buffalo; Lions Camp Badger (the Empire State Speech and Hearing Clinic); the Olmstead Center for the Visually Impaired; Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services of Buffalo, NY; Helen Keller International, EquiStar Therapeutic Riding Center; and the Club is a Platinum level charter sponsor of the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute.
We also support efforts on a broader scale through Lions Clubs International Foundation, and we also cooperate with dozens of other Lions Clubs in District 20-N (Erie, Niagara, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties) and in Multiple District 20 (New York State and Bermuda).
Small Community Grant Available for Buffalo Neighborhoods
The Buffalo Lions Host Club is announcing its annual small community grant competition. Up to $10,000 will be given to a community organization/agency that has a need of funds to finish a project that will:
Enhance – Improve – Establish
A community project or service. The grant will only be given to a project that completes a project/service that is sustainable. The Lions Club must be given recognition for its contribution as well as a small press conference and a statement released to the public.
If you and/or your community organization/agency is interested, download the Request for Proposal, and get your idea in.
Winner(s) are not judged on grammar or writing style, the Buffalo Lions Host Club is looking to assist good community projects that assist in making the City of Buffalo, the City of Good Neighbors.
Lions Club President