It's Great to be a Lion
The Cedarburg Lions club was chartered back in 1947. Our members consist of people from all walks of life with a passion for serving our community. We are one of the busiest clubs in Wisconsin, and it shows with our financial support to the Wisconsin Lions Camp and other local charities. Nine major fundraising events take place during the year including all of the Cedarburg Festivals, two golf outings, selling Poinsettias in November and hosting Bingo during the Ozaukee County Fair. All of our profits from these events go to support our Lions Club charities.Our club participates in local service projects such as building a public canoe launch on Cedar Creek or working at a food Pack-a-thon, painting rooms for Special Spaces, providing Bingo for a nursing home and rehab residents to name a few. Twice a year, our club helps the Eye Bank transport corneas so someone can have the gift of sight as well as collecting and recycling eye glasses and hearing aids. We sponsor the Cedarburg Community Blood Drive 6 times a year providing refreshments and promoting the event. If you want to make a difference in our community come talk to us.
Some things are bigger than our Community so a portion of the funds we raise go to support programs outside our Community. This cooperation works both ways. Some projects in are Community are bigger than our Club can accomplish so other local clubs join us. For some projects, like disaster relief, our support is international. More information about our local Lions Clubs is available on our District 27-A2 website. There are State, National and International programs. More information is available on our Lions International website.
This is a table of local programs support.
Our club has a great partnership with the American Legion Peter Wollner Post 288, where we hold our biweekly meetings during the fall, winter and spring season. We support their Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Wounded Warrior Project and American Legion Scholarship fund for local members. Currently we are supporting their building fund to bring handicap restrooms into their facilities. We use the Post to host our Ice-Berg Open Charity golf outing during Cedarburg's Winter Festival. For more information about the American Legion please visit http://www.cedarburglegion288.org
The Cedarburg Lions Club financially supports the Wisconsin Lions Camp and also sponsors eligible children and adults with disabilities from our area. We serve children and adults who are blind or visually impaired, Deaf or Hard of Hearing, children with intellectual disabilities or educational autism and children with diabetes. The Camp was founded in 1955 in Rosholt, Wisconsin and is administered by the Wisconsin Lions Camp and the Wisconsin Lions Foundation, Inc. serving over 1300 campers a summer. For more info see wisconsinlionscamp.com and wlf.org
Our Lions Club sponsors the Cedarburg Community Blood Drive six times a year providing a friendly hometown atmosphere including providing snacks, beverages and door prizes for recovering donors. The drive accepts dual red and whole blood donations. This valuable life giving resource provides blood to various recipients in our area and is held on Thursdays from 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.at the Ozaukee Pavilion at Firemans Park. See our Events calendar for times and dates. Appointments are not required but are recommended. Call 1-877-BE-A-HERO or visit bcw.edu/cburg for an appointment.
A major goal of our Club is working with the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts mentoring them and helping them grow. We help fund and work along with their community projects, such as the Eagle Scout Cedar Creek ramp project. Another Eagle Scout project built an eye glass recycling box which is located on the main street in Cedarburg. Scouts come to us every year to discuss local community projects. We help fund Cub Packs #3803 and #3836, Boy Scout Troop #830 and Girl Scout Camper ship.
The Adult Literacy Center of Ozaukee County provides individualized educational services for adult learners to improve academic and life skills in order to pursue their personal, professional, and life goals. Our Lions club supports the center with funding and some individual tutoring. Low literacy often means living in poverty: 6% of Ozaukee County residents live at or below the poverty level. Increasing levels of literacy can free people from poverty and the need for social services leading to improved employment opportunities and self sufficiency. Please visit www.adultliteracyoz.org.
Bingo at local Rehab/ Nursing homes. Our Club enjoys hosting Bingo games at the Lasata Senior Living Campus and the Cedar Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center. We visit six times a year bringing a smile on the face of local inhabitants and staff. We are told that the inhabitants look towards our visits. During our 2 to 3 hour visit, we try to entertain the players, even introducing them to some of our pets and young children. It's fun seeing the interactions and knowing that we are making their day.
Just click on the image to visit our sponsors.
This is a table of links to Lions Club sponsors.
Cedarburg Chamber of Commerce
Cedarburg Fire Department
Ozaukee County Ag Society