Welcome to District 26-M5
District 26-M5 was organized on 1 July 2008, however, the Lions of District 26-M5 have been in service to their communities for a number of years. The Lions of 26-M5 include Lions in the Missouri counties of: Bates, Cass, Henry, Jackson, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray, Saline, St. Clair and Vernon.
We are proud of our involvement in the vision program for our children. Many district clubs support vision assistance programs in their local school districts; recycle eyeglasses, sponsor a basketball tournament; provide scholarships for deserving and eligible high school students, we support organizations such as the Alphapointe, Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, KU Audio Reader program and the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation (MLERF) – dba as Saving Sight and many other worthwhile community projects.
Our district clubs are involved in raising funds to provide eye care for people in our communities who cannot afford it. We offer a special “thanks” to the many businesses and residents who support our causes with their kind donations and participation in our fundraisers!
Are You Interested in Joining a Lions Club???
Who can become a Lion? Any person willing to work to help others, may be invited to join! They must be of legal majority age and of good moral character; regardless of color, race, religion, language or political beliefs.
Why become a member? The main reason is to help others, with the help of all the members of their club, we can work and raise funds to allow Lions to offer their assistance where needed in their community. Socially you will meet people interested in doing the same work as you in your club, the other clubs in the district, the country and internationally. Inter-club visits and quarterly cabinet meetings and conventions are an integral part of Lionism and help broaden your knowledge and appreciation of how Lionism serves needs throughout the world.
Are you interested? Most people at one time or another have purchased tickets or supported one or another of the various Lions activities. Perhaps the best way to help would be to become a member of a very active service club and help to do your share to make your community a better place to live in and raise your children. Membership is by “Invitation Only”, but if you’re interested please contact any Lions member. They would be more than happy to explain fully what Lionism is all about and answer any questions you may have.
It’s Great to be a Lion! – Lions do Make a Difference!