209 N Main St
PO Box 587
605-397-8422
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Groton, SD Lions Club

Officers:

Dave Pigors, President

Larry Wheeting, Treasurer

Nancy Larsen, Secretary

Groton Lions Club meets every second Thursday at 7 pm at Dakota Brush, 104 N Main St, Groton.

The club has many major projects which include sponsoring Groton Rummage Day in the spring and fall, hosting the Saturday Breakfast at the Andover Threshing Bee, sponsoring Punt, Pass & Kick competition, conducting Ditch Clean Up, awarding scholarships for local students, participating in Lions Club Leader Dog program, doing fund raising for juvenile diabetes, and paying for eye exams and the purchase of glasses for individuals as needs are identified throughout the community.

To contact the organization, send a message to Larry Wheeting, % LW Sales, P. O. Box 668, Groton, SD 57445.

The Lions Club mission statement is “To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.” Their motto is “We Serve.”

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization in the world with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs throughout 207 countries and geographic areas. In 1917 Melvin Jones, a 38 year old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Today almost 100 years since Jones made his simple query, there are now countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea:  let’s improve our communities.
Today the Lions are probably best known for fighting blindness, but these dedicated individuals also perform volunteer work for many different types of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and aiding the seniors and the disabled.