About The Lions


Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief – to serve their community.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization. We are 1.35 million members in over 45,000 clubs in more than 206 countries and geographic areas.

We Serve

Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, and more recently, helping in the fight to eradicate measles, but we also volunteer for many different types of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.

Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.

Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.

Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.

Lions are active. Our motto is “We Serve.” Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.

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Club Officers & Board of Directors

2021 / 2022


Lion Chris Connon


Lion Matt Zoethout

Past President & LCIF

Lion Rob Clare

PR Director & CLEC Chairman

Lion Mark Demeo

2 – Year Directors

Lion John Lunnin

Lion Andy Hall

Casino Chairman / Global Service Chairman

Lion Jim Thorne

AGLC, Liquor Licensing, 50/50 Draws

Lion Jim Thorne

Lion Chris Connon

Lion Mark Demeo


Lion Jim Thorne


Lion Shane Wolbaum

Membership Director

Lion Cam Robbins

1 – Year Directors

Lion Cam Robbins

Lion Dale Collins

Rodeo Directors

Lion Kevin Firkus

Lion Chris Connon

Ways & Means

Lion Keith Garner

Tail Twister

Lion Shane Wolbaum

Latest News

Volunteers hard at work assembling new playground

Cochrane Now Written by Noel Edey Thursday, Jun 09 2022, 3:30 PM With the area already cleared of old equipment, volunteers are hard at work today installing the inclusive equipment at the Centennial Playground. Over the course of three days, almost 50 volunteers will complete the project to the excitement of Cochrane families, especially those on…

What happens to used eye glasses collected by the Lions?

COCHRANE NOW – Written by Noel Edey Friday, April 1, 5:00 AM Each year, hundreds of pairs of used eyeglasses are collected by the Cochrane Lions Club. So, what exactly happens to them? Once collected, they are delivered to the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC) in Calgary, where eyeglasses arrive from across the country for distribution…