Welcome to the Santa Rosa Host Lions Club Website

Santa Rosa Host Lions ClubWe are a group of men and women of all ages, from various businesses and professions, who share a love of serving our Community together.  Our activities have been supporting services to the blind, the elderly, and many youth activities here in Santa Rosa for 80 years.  Our motto - and Lions Clubs International's - is "We Serve".

You are invited to be our guest when we meet at noon on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, at the Cattlemen's Restaurant in Montgomery Village.  Our meetings feature interesting guest speakers, a minor amount of Club business, and a significant amount of fun.

If you'd like to join us, click here for contact information, then give us a call or drop us an email.  We'd be happy to pick you up, and deliver you back, so you don't have to worry about finding our meeting location.  We'll even buy you an adult beverage, if you're so inclined.

One of the best things about our Lions Club is that we have a lot of fun, whatever we do. It's so rewarding to go out and have a great time with your friends, and work to make the Community a better place, almost as a by-product. We work for so many interesting and worthy organizations, it's easy to find one to resonate with your heart. Check out the picture panel below, where we list some of the major charity functions of our Club, or click on the "OUR CLUB/Community Services" button above for a complete list. We want you to feel really good about joining us, and contributing in areas that can be special to you. It only takes a small amount of your time to make a big difference in the Community.  So contact us today, and learn more about how you can be a part of a wonderfully fulfilling mission.

      

Lioness Club Earle Baum Center for the Blind Lions In Sight
The District 4-C2 Lioness Clubs are auxiliaries of sponsoring Lions clubs, composed primarily of women. They usually meet monthly. If you are interested in learning more about their independent activities, click on the picture above. The Earle Baum Center for the Blind is a training facility dedicated to teaching the blind and near-blind the necessary skills for independent living. The Center is supported by the Redwood Lions Memorial Foundation, of which the SR Lions are a founding member. Click on the picture for more info. Each year we collect thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses, to be redistributed to the needy, most of whom have never owned a pair of glasses in their lives. To find out more about this, and why it is so important, just click on the picture above.
Lions Project: Canine Companions for Independence Santa Rosa Area Lions Vision Center Wings Over Wine Country Airshow
The LPCCI is a Lions Project formed to support Canine Companions for Independence to train people who are disabled, but not blind. Their Santa Rosa Training Campus is host to the District 4-C2 annual "Tapas Treasures and Treats" fundraiser, which the Santa Rosa Host Lions Club helps to support. Click on the picture above for information on how you can get involved. The Lions Vision Center is supported entirely by local Lions Clubs. Low income families receive eye exams and glasses at no cost, or for a nominal fee, depending on their financial status. An annual fundraiser for the underpriveledged children of Sonoma County. Santa Rosa Lions and Cattlemens Restaurant sell sandwiches at the "Wings Over Wine Country" Airshow. What could be more fun? An afternoon at a great airshow, and raise money for charity in the bargain. Click on the picture for more info. about the event.
The World Health Organization estimates that the eyesight of one-fourth of the world's population can be improved through the use of corrective lenses.

Unfortunately for many, a pair of glasses is both unaffordable and inaccessible.  In developing countries, an eye exam costs as much as one month's wages, and a single doctor may serve a community of thousands of people.

For nearly 70 years, individual Lions clubs and districts in the U.S., Canada and several other countries have collected used eyeglasses for distribution to the needy in developing nations.

The general public is encouraged to donate their used eyeglasses to their local Lions club, or CLICK HERE for a Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center near you. For any other information regarding recycling used eyeglasses, contact Lion Mike Rogalski at 707 575-5090.