The mission of the Minersville Area Lions Club is to improve the quality of life for residents of Minersville and Schuylkill County by providing support for health related issues, youth programs, emergency relief in disaster situations, cultural growth, and other needs of the local community through giving and personal service.
The Minersville Area Lions Club began in September of 1949 within a group of men led by Melvin Jenkins, a member of the Pottsville Lions Club. The club was officially organized on October 19, 1949 under the sponsorship of the Schuylkill Haven Lions Club.
We celebrated our Charter Night on December 6, 1949 at a dinner in Hillcrest Hall, Minersville, PA. On November 13, 1999, the club observed its 50th anniversary, with three charter members still within the club: Clervant Artz, Thomas Asenavage and Dr. Robert Boran.
At the Lions State Convention in Philadelphia in May 1974, the club received State and National recognition when Lion Gerard Brennan was elected District Governor of District 14K with jurisdiction of over 76 clubs.
Major Completed Projects include:
Ongoing Local Projects include:
You Can Make A Difference!
Since 1917, local Lions clubs have offered people just like you the opportunity to give something back to their community. Today, with over 1.4 million men and women in more than 193 countries, Lions have expanded their focus to help meet the ever increasing needs of our society. As a member of a Lions Club, you become aware of the needs of our community and have the advantage to effectively make a difference. Our club provides volunteers with project management assistance, leadership training, personal development opportunities, and organized fundraising programs. Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could alone. Now more than ever, people with vision problems, the environment, our senior community, our youth, victims of disaster, and the disadvantaged need your help. You can make a difference! We invite you to attend any meeting and learn more about us. You will find a mixture of fun, fellowship and volunteerism at our meetings.
Throughout the world, Lions are recognized by the emblem they wear on their lapels. It consists of a gold letter "L" on a circular purple field. Bordering this is a circular gold area with two lion profiles at either side facing away from the center. The word "Lions" appears at the top, and "International" at the bottom. Symbolically, the lions face both past and future -- proud of the past and confident of the future.
The Motto of every Lion is simply "We Serve". What better way to express the true mission of Lion-ism?
The Slogan of the association is "Liberty, Intelligence, Our Nation's Safety (LIONS)".
Official Colors of purple and gold were selected as the official colors when the association was organized in 1917. Purple stands for loyalty to friends and to one's self, and for integrity of mind and heart. Gold symbolizes sincerity of purpose, liberality in judgment, purity in life and generosity in mind, heart and purpose toward humanity.