The Zelienople Lions Club was founded in 1949 by men interested in community service and in promoting the ideals and objectives of Lions Club International which includes a spirit of understanding among the people of the world; good citizenship and good government; the welfare of the community; friendship, fellowship, and mutual understanding leading to an open discussion of public interest matters. Zelienople Lions Club expanded its membership to include women more than a decade ago, and working together, members bring together a variety of professional and cultural interests which assure success in their many community service projects.
Zelienople club members have traditionally sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Halloween Parade,Drug Awareness Poster Contest for elementary students, White Cane Days to aid those with vision problems, parties for the blind or vision impaired of Butler County, and periodic vision examination programs for community residents. The club finances eye care and eyeglasses for residents in financial need, supports all the vision and hearing projects sponsored by the International Association of Lions Clubs. supports Leader Dogs for the Blind, Beacon Lodge Camp for sight impaired people, and has begun to work with a new diabetes awareness project. Evidence of the Club's past projects in Zelienople are the trash receptacles on Main St. and the Lion drinking fountain at the corner of Grandview and Main. Funds to support these programs are raised by the annual sale of Entertainment Dining Coupon books, and the sale of "Lions Tails" (curly French fries) at community events.
Membership is open to all adults interested in good fellowship and community service. Information is available from Diane White, Club Secretary at (724) 453-0783 or (724) 683-0637.