For over 30 years, our club has earned and donated over $350,000 to help “serve” the less fortunate. We also promote the purpose of Lionism and fulfill its mission, which is to aid the hearing and visually handicapped.
Scott Mayer of Port Washington lost his sight several years ago, and the Port Washington Lions Club has helped him gain an education to become a teacher by the donation of a Braille computer and two leader dogs. We have contributed to many other projects, including talking workbooks for the W.J. Niederkorn Library in Port Washington, a Braille typewriter and assisting local athletic teams.
One of our most recent projects is the Lions Camp in Roscholt, Wisconsin. Our participation included committing finacial aid to build a residence building, sports equipment and our support. Three of our club members’ children have attended the camp, which is available to all handicapped by application to experience the outdoors for themselves.
Projects which fulfill our mission include, but are not limited to the following:
Disabled Vets Annual Fish Outing
Lions Club International Foundation (LCIF)
American Cancer Society “Relay for Life”
Port Washington High School Scholarship
Blind Outdoor Leisure Development (BOLD)
Port Washington High School Badger Boys/Girls
Wisconsin Lions Foundation
YMCA youth sponsorship program
Wisconsin Lions Camp
Eyeglass & Hearing Aide collection
Lions Mission to Mexico
Our most recent community betterment projects include:
2007 New Equipment for Lions Park on Holden Street
2004 Updated Lions Park on Holden Street
2002 Lions Comfort Station on the bike trail
1999 Lions Lookout in the marina
1998 Upper Bluff Park Pavilion
1997 Lions Park on Holden Street
1982 Marina Fish Cleaning Station
1979 Schanen Acres Park playground equipment