Blind Dinner Date – Annual Awards Dinner

The annual Blind Dinner Date fundraiser is one of the club’s main fundraising activities, generating money for our vision-related charities and projects. The format is an awards dinner, with a […]

Club Officers / Board of Directors

The Grand Rapids Lions Club Board of Directors meets 12 times every year to set direction for the club and take care of club business. Meeting minutes are published in […]

District/LCI Special Projects

This committee handles organizing our local club’s participation in district and international special projects, and also the communication with club members about such projects. Any further comments or questions can […]

Drive For Vision – Annual Golf Outing

Drive for Vision is an annual charity golf outing! It is a collaboration between the Grand Rapids Lions Club and Grand Rapids Ophthalmology. Funds raised from this event provide needed […]

Eyeglass Recycling / Eyeglass Missions

EYEGLASS RECYCLING CENTER: Grand Rapids Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center operations have been limited. Collecting, sorting, washing, measuring, recording prescriptions in database, packaging glasses for shipping. We collect 400,000 pairs of used […]

Holiday Raffle – Annual Members Fundraiser

The last luncheon meeting in December there is not a guest speaker but a special meeting  is held where members can buy raffle tickets to win donated prizes and raise […]

Marketing & Communication

The Marketing & Communication committee handles all publicity for the club and the projection of the club’s image and mission throughout our community.


The Membership committee helps with recruiting new members and guides them through the process of becoming a Grand Rapids Lion.


The Programs committee organizes and recruits luncheon speakers and helps with other event planning.   If you are interested in being a future free luncheon speaker, contact Mark Oberlin:


The Social committee arranges networking events and other get-togethers for club members.

Student Recognition Awards

In April of each year, the Grand Rapids Lions provide a recognition award to two high school students from each of the five GR public high schools, the two Catholic […]


The Technology committee handles the tech concerns of the club. Maintaining the web site, purchasing projectors or other necessary equipment, and advising the club on technology trends are some of […]

White Cane Drive – Annual Fundraiser

Each year, Grand Rapids Lions, optometrists, opticians, ophthalmologists, and teachers for the visually impaired volunteer their time to collect donations from passers-by at designated locations throughout the community. Thousands of […]