Getting to Know Us

Our club was originally chartered in the Fall of 1946 as The Lions Club of Morristown
Tennessee. The name was later changed to The Morristown Lions Club. We are a part of
Multi-District 12 in the state of Tennessee. Our district; 12N; is made up of clubs all over upper
East Tennessee. This includes the area from Louden, Tennessee through Knoxville, Tennessee
to Bristol, Tennessee.  Only one of the original charter members is still alive and he is no longer
a member of the club. We have one member who has been with us for over 50 years and
several others have been with the club for over 40 years.

We held our 60th anniversary dinner in October of 2006. Since that time we have lost two of our
longest serving members. One had been in the club for 56 years and the other had been with
us for over 40 years.

Our goal is to serve our community and surrounding communities as funds will let us. Our
primary goal is to provide those who cannot otherwise afford it with quality eye care. At the
present time we provide about 3 to 4 eye exams and eye glasses a month at no cost to the
individual. Our local Wal-mart vision center has made it possible for us to be able to do this.
Presently they provide us with exams at cost and eye glasses at a reduced cost. We can get an
exam and glasses for about $68 to $75 dollars each depending upon the prescription. We also
support several other local, district, state, and national organizations and charities. We also
support the community through what we call "Handy-man Projects". These projects consist of
building ramps for disabled persons, installing handrails for needy persons and other worth
while projects. Most of these projects are done for elderly and handicapped persons. We have
several fund-raisers per year in order to have the necessary funds to accomplish our goals and
projects.

For more information about our annual Lion-O-Rama car show please click on that page on this
site.

Our meeting place is at the local Shoney's Restaurant in Morristown; across from the Home
Depot.  Please join us as we fellowship from starting at 6pm and the meeting starts at 7pm.  Just
remember "6 to Eat and 7 to Meet!"

For more info please email us @ info@morristowntnlionsclub.com.

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Please email Lion Angela Shelton @ angela@morristowntnlionsclub.com for website info.
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Welcome to the Morristown,
Tennessee Lions Club