Amazing People Doing Amazing Things

A History of Service:  The Vermilion Bay Lions Club was chartered in October, 1959.  Our club presently has 27 members.  Over the years the Vermilion Bay Lions Club has been very active in our community with fund raising efforts and sponsoring many projects in Vermilion Bay and the surrounding area.

Making a Difference:  We are continually thinking of new and exciting projects for our community as well as unique ways to raise funds.  Some of our projects are:

  • Used eyeglass collection
  • Education Bursaries
  • Highway Cleanup
  • Seniors’ Dinners
  • Vermilion Bay Waterfront Pavilion
  • Lions Quest
  • Lions Pride Project
  • Municipality of Machin Community Garden
  • Proud sponsor of 906 Machin Royal Canadian Air Cadets

Fund Raising Projects:  Following are some of the ways in which we have generated funds which, in turn, enables us to donate to the various projects we support.

  • Annual Winter Raffle
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Family Snomobile Derby
  • Cash Raffle
  • Fish Fry

We're Ready to Help, Worldwide:  Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller… and communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy. Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. We get the job done.

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple:  We serve. In 205 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and in eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are at work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities where we live. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

We want everyone to see a better tomorrow:   That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling, provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight, and raise donations through fundraising campaigns like Campaign SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy life:  From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, we're working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.

We empower the next generation:  Whether it's providing volunteer and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.

We serve local communities – and protect the planet:  From performing hands-on service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environmental programs improve our communities – and protect the environment.