The Woodbury Lions have been serving our community since 1969 and is the community’s oldest service organiztion.
International Peace poster contest
Each year the Woodbury Lions Club takes part in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest in which more than 350,000 kids (ages 11,12, & 13) worldwide take part. The 2016-2017 theme was "A Celebration of Peace". Participants use a variety of media, including charcoal, crayon, pencil and paint, to express the theme. The works created are unique and express the young artists' life experiences and culture. The posters are judged on originality, expression of the theme, and artistic merit. In Woodbury, 3 to 5 local artists judge the posters submitted from our different schools and organizations. We then send the winning poster from each school to our Lions District level contest. So far 2012 was our biggest turnout ever with more than 410 students in the city of Woodbury taking part in the contest. We award the city wide student winner $100 and that student’s school will receive a $300 gift certificate to purchase art supplies.
Lions Veterans Memorial at City Hall
The Woodbury Lions Veterans Memorial Council was created to design, develop, and help maintain a site that recognizes the contribution of those citizens who have served in military duty to honor and protect this great nation. The council consists of volunteers from the lions club, city employees, veterans organizations and citizens at large.
Kidsight vision Screenings
Lions KidSight is a program to safeguard the vision of children, concentrating on kids aged 6 months through 6 years, but screening through grade 12 where possible.
According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. So if a child can’t see well, he can’t learn well. Yet most young children don’t get their vision screened until they have problems learning or paying attention in school. By then, it may already be too late. Unless vision problems are detected early and corrected, they risk becoming permanent by age 7.
Our mission is to ensure eye screening and follow-up care is given to all kids because every child deserves to learn and see the world clearly. To do this, we will work with Lions to increase the number of screening programs around the country in order to reach more children when it is possible and where it is needed.