What Lions Club Does
The Monticello Lions Club has been having fun serving the community for over 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. During June, July, August, and December the club meets only the second Monday. The club meets at the Red Wheel Restaurant, located on Illinois Highway 10 at the Interstate 72 interchange. Order your choice from the excellent menu. Additionally, there are Lions Clubs in Bement and Cerro Gordo, in Piatt County, as well as in most other communities, giving you many opportunities for involvement wherever you may be.
Monticello Lions conduct projects each year to raise money which is spent locally to help people. $2,000 in scholarship money for further education is awarded each year to Monticello High School graduates. $500 is given to Mary Bryant Home For The Blind in Springfield. We make periodic gifts 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 have been funded to diabetes camp. We host visits to Monticello of the Lions of Illinois hearing screening bus and the vision screening bus. We sponsor Boy Scout Troop 490 in Monticello, bought them a trailer, and fund specific Troop activities such as Eagle Scout projects and a recent group trip to the national Scout backpacking event at Philmont Scout Ranch in New Mexico.
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. Used eyeglasses, hearing aids, and brass keys are collected for recycling.
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. Contact the Lions for more information.