Lions Logo
Home Services News Members Photos Member Memorial Archives Links
Ashland Evening Lions Club

   Chartered August 8, 1963 with 23 members by the Ashland Noon Club, the Ashland Evening Lions Club serves through volunteer service activities, and fund-raising efforts on behalf of those less fortunate than ourselves.

   How do we raise our funds? Over the past 40 years, the Ashland Evening Lions Club has relied on many and varied fund-raising projects such as: Lions Mints sales, Geranium Sales, Lions Candy Day, Poinsettia Sales, Tent Rentals, Rest Area Coffee Breaks, Yesteryear Machinery Show, various raffles, and garage sales.

   The Ashland Evening Lions Club supports local and statewide youth related programs, designed to provide our young people with opportunities to serve, and the skills necessary to successfully navigate the challenges faced daily in their lives.

   Since 1925, eyesight programs have been a priority with Lions throughout the world. We are committed to totally eliminating curable blindness. In addition to our donations to international programs, the Ashland Evening Lions have a history of working with sight problems in the following areas: Central Ohio Lions Eye-bank, Ohio Lions Eye Research Foundation, transporting corneas to OSU Hospital in Columbus, Pilot Dogs Program, eye-related monetary assistance, eye-related transportation of patients, recycling used eye glasses, sight testing of Pre-school children, providing magnification devices to the visually impaired, providing magnification devices to the local library, providing canes to the blind, and raising money to purchase Helper Dogs. We have continued helping those less fortunate, giving back to our community and sharing a special friendship.

   Our first major service project was a Glaucoma clinic started in 1964. We had the help and cooperation of community Doctors, nurses and members of the Noon club. The donation of beds for people to recline while getting their eyes tested for pressure. The clinic over a period of years expanded into blood pressure checking by the Health Clinic, hearing testing and diabetes testing.

   While the primary focus of our services has been eye care, we have also helped in these important areas as well: refinished Kinnaman Park benches, co-fund-raiser to raise over $240,000 to replace the Guy C. Meyers Memorial Band Shell benches, provide and staff the Santa House at Kinnaman Park each Christmas, provide Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets to the needy, adopted a downtown light pole for Christmas, college scholarships sponsor, Special Olympics sponsor, Ohio Lions Band sponsor, provide Disaster Relief money to communities, provide Diabetes supplies, Camp Echoing Hills and Camp NuHop sponsor, YMCA sponsor, and Salvation Army Campers sponsor.

Eloise Noonan Bequest Fund of Ashland Evening Lions Club

The following comments and/or recommendations result from meetings of an ad hoc committee of five AE Lions, appointed by President Ann Miller. The meetings were held at the offices of Forrest Conrad, CPA, July 31, 2007, and September 11, 2007.

(Read More)

Ashland Evening Lions Code of Ethics

    To show my faith in the worthiness of my vocation by industrious application to the end that I may merit a reputation for quality of service.

    To seek success and to demand all fair remuneration or profit as my just due, but to accept no profit or success at the price of my own self-respect lost because of unfair advantage taken or because of questionable acts on my part.

    To remember that in building up my business it is not necessary to tear down another's; to be loyal to my clients or customers and true to myself.

    Whenever a doubt arises as to the right or ethics of my position or action towards mt fellow man, to resolve such doubt against myself.

    To hold friendship as an end and not a means. To hold that true friendship exists not on account of the service performed by one to another, but that true friendship demands nothing but accepts service in the spirit in which it is given.

    Always bear in mind my obligations as a citizen of my nation, my state, and my community, and to give them by unswerving loyalty in word, act and deed.

    To aid my fellow men by giving my sympathy to those in distress, my aid to the weak, and my substance to the needy.

    To be careful with my criticism and liberal with my praise; to build up and not destroy.