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 180 countries, Lions have expanded their focus to help
meet the ever increasing needs of our society.
President: Ellen Cheney
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Club has been chartered since 1922. As a member
of our 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 do.
Now more than ever, people with vision problems, the environment, our senior
community, our youth and the disadvantaged around the world need your help.
You can make a difference.
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Club is a service club that takes the Lions
motto “WE SERVE” very seriously. Our members are dedicated and serve many
hours to help raise money for a variety of causes. Some of our fund raisers
include Rose Day Sales (selling and delivering flowers for Mother’s Day),
operating a concession stand at Wings and Wheels, conducting a Corn Roast at
Lakefest and brat frys throughout the year. Our members not only work to
raise money but continue to serve by personally aiding someone in need of
assistance. We also help educate the community about blindness, diabetes
and the hearing impaired. Our volunteers provide vision screening to
preschool children to help detect visions disorders that can easily be
corrected with early diagnosis.
We continually collect glasses and hearing aids for recycling to give to
those who cannot afford this simple aid for a better quality of life.
One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to a wide variety of
worthy causes such as Lions Camp (a free camp for children and adults with
special needs). On a local basis, our Club, has contributed monetarily to:
∙ Field of Dreams
∙ Foreign Exchange Students
∙ Leo Clubs
∙ Boy & Girl Scouts
∙ Eye Exam for those in need
∙ Leader Dog Training
Wisconsin Lions Foundation
INSIGHT and REINS Programs
St. Nicholas Hospital Drug Information
Center Safety Glasses and Equipment to the Sheboygan School District
for the Individuals with Visual Impairments
Bell Ringing for
the Salvation Army
Bank Tissue Transport
Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aids
Locally Lions International provided $10,000
of aid with an additional $12,000 donated by
local Lions Clubs after the flood of 1997.
An organization cannot function well without a
little down time for fellowship and relaxation. Fellowship is an integral
and highly valued part of our Club. From the Tail Twister getting the fun
started at our meetings, Christmas parties and Spouse nights, our club,
although a service club, makes time for fun. We also expand our fellowship
to other Lions Clubs as well. One example is our annual softball game with
the Plymouth Lions Club.
2014-2015 Club Officers
1st Vice President: Dave Charles
2nd Vice President: Lou Cecil
3rd Vice President: Kerry Seyferth
Secretary: Ray Petersohn
Treasurer: Paul Corson
Tail Twister: Andy Meyer
Lion Tamer: Brad Henning
Membership Chair: Dennis Ketterman
2nd Year Board Members (2): Phyllis Beacon & Larry Batterman
1st Year Board Members (2nd Year of a 2 Year Term): Bill Kopetsky & Andy
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Major Fund Raising Events are: Rose Day Sales
for Mother’s Day; Corn Roasting for Lakefest; Hot Dog Sales at Wings &
Wheels; and Brat Fry’s throughout the year.
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Major Charitable Contributions are: Wisconsin
Lions Foundation; Lions Club International Foundation; Hearing & Sight
Conservation; College Scholarships; Youth Activities; Lions Park; Lions Camp
Cabin Project; American Field Service (AFS); Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
and Community Projects (Food Relief).
These activities all relate to our Motto “WE SERVE” and our Slogan “LIBERTY,
INTELLIGENCE, OUR NATIONS SAFETY”
History of the
Sheboygan Evening Lions - 90th Anniversary
Wisconsin Lions Camp