So just what kind of organization is the Lions Club?In 1950 the Lake Windermere District Lions Club was chartered by the Lions International organization as a Service club. We are a registered Society within British Columbia. In 2004 our club formed the Lake Windermere District Lions Foundation, which is a registered Charity. Membership in the foundation is gained through being a member of the Lake Windermere District Lions.
What is the difference between the Lions Club and the Lions Foundation?The Lions Club operates as a service club, allowing it to raise funds and offer volunteer help to individuals and organizations in need. The club operates under the guiding policies of Lions International which is the largest volunteer organization in the world with over 1.3 million men and women members in 202 countries.
The Lions Foundation being a registered charity offers funds and assistance to groups and organization who qualify as registered charities as well. As a foundation we can issue tax receipts for donations to our various projects.
How do I become a member of the Lake Windermere District Lions Club?Membership in any Lions club is by invitation. If you are interested in becoming a member or would like to know what is entailed, you can contact our Membership Committee at (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you know a lions member or see a member at one of our outings feel free to approach them. We as welcome members of other Lions Clubs who have moved here or are here on a seasonal basis.