What Lions Club Does
The Monticello Lions Club has been having fun serving the community for nearly 50 years. There are more Lions Clubs in more countries than any other service club. Monticello Lions meet at 6:30 p.m., the second and fourth Monday of the month, for a delicious meal and interesting program. The meeting place is in the south room on the second floor of the Monticello Community Building, just east of the Post Office. Additionally, there are Lions Clubs in Atwood, Bement, Cerro Gordo, and Weldon in Piatt County, as well as in most other communities, giving you many opportunities for involvement wherever you may be.
Monticello Lions conduct a number of projects each year to raise money which is spent locally to help people. $4,000 in scholarship money for further education is awarded each year to Monticello High School graduates. $1,000 is given to Mary Bryant Home For The Blind in Springfield. Periodic gifts are made to Leader Dogs For The Blind in Rochester, Michigan, which is mostly funded by Lions in Michigan and Indiana. The Monticello Lions also buy eye exams and glasses for those in the Monticello school district who could not otherwise afford them. Campers are funded to diabetes camp and to the annual Weldon Fun Day for special needs adults and children. Each November the Lions serve a free turkey dinner, with all the trimmings, to all senior citizens who want one. If the senior cannot attend the dinner at the Monticello Middle School, the dinner will be delivered by Lions volunteers. The Ron Milton Senior Citizens’ Dinner is named after Ron Milton, a life-long Monticello Lion who started the tradition and chaired the project for many years. See our events schedule to attend these events and more!
Our Fundraising Events
Monticello Lions continually work, themselves, to raise money for these causes. A fish fry is held the third Friday most months in the Monticello Community Building (watch for the signs). It’s all-you-can-eat, with all the trimmings, and carry-outs are available. Serving begins at 5 p.m. Lions also make and sell delicious home-made peanut brittle at Christmas. Used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and brass keys are collected for recycling.
If you want to meet good people, help the community, and have fun doing it, you are welcome to join the Monticello Lions Club. The club asks that you attend meetings regularly, help work on projects, and pay your dues, which are $28 every 6 months and $7.50 per meeting for the meal. Contact the Lions for more information.