Welcome to District L Lions.  This website represents the Lions clubs of the NW portion of Georgia.  We currently have nearly 50 clubs, made up of 1300 Lions, from the North Georgia mountains and the Tennessee line to below the Atlanta airport and Henry County.  We represent the Metro Atlanta area of the State of Georgia with cities of Atlanta, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Griffin, Mableton, Smyrna, Kennesaw, Acworth and more.

If you are currently a Lion, we have a number of resources here to help and inspire you.  If you are considering becoming a Lion or would like to learn more about our organization, we welcome you to look around our site, learn about our members, our activities and our accomplishments.

As a Lions district, we are proud of the communities we serve.  Here is just a small list of the type of service our clubs accomplish in their communities.

  • Provide eyeglasses to children.  This has shown to have a positive impact on their schoolwork, attitude and performance
  • Feed members of the homeless community
  • Donate funds so that dogs may be fostered, trained and provided as seeing eye partners for those in need
  • Assist in disaster relief for tornadoes, floods and other natural disasters
  • Partner with schools, hospitals and other community agencies to educate on the effects of diabetes and take steps for a healthier population

If you would like to learn more about our organization, please contact us below.  We have clubs throughout the district as well as online clubs to help you achieve your goals of serving the community.  We also have clubs all over the state of Georgia.  If you have a dream of helping others, the Lions can help you realize that dream.  Our motto is “WE SERVE”.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Officer Training: Intro to Lions Session

On August 18th, we held a thorough training to cover a variety of sessions.  Below are some helpful resources related to our organization, our overall mission and more.   Intro to Lions newmemberorientation   https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=StmTvmQqKwc...

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Wanna Be a Guiding Lion?

PDG Teri Chambers-Rice will be having a Certified Guiding Lion webinar training on August 4th for those who are interested in helping the District with club growth and retention this year.  What is a guiding lion? Guiding Lions help new clubs Be successful in its...

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Welcome to the 2018-19 Lions Year!

Welcome to the 2018-2019 Lions Year! Our new DG Debbie wanted to kick off the new year with some information about the new International President: International Presidents Theme  2018-19 Lions International President Gudrun Yngvadottir Biography -  Sing With the...

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A Club With a Vision

There are a lot of great things about being a Lion.  Not only are we the biggest service organization in the World, but we are the most diverse civic organization as well.  We have our footprints in a number of unique areas throughout the United States helping with...

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How To Use the MyLion App

If you have recently heard about the new MyLion app from LCI, you may be wondering why you need another app when you already have the MyLCI for your activities, Facebook for your social information and email for everything else.   MyLCI is really a one stop shop for...

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Congratulations!

It was a wonderful District Retreat in Cohutta Springs 2 weeks ago!  The weather was beautiful, the speaker, PID Jerome Thompson gave us some wonderful advice and we had lots of things to do!  I want to personally say thank you to everyone who attended and give a...

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From the Dallas New Era

Paulding-West Cobb Lions Club was well represented March 16-18 at beautiful Cohutta Springs Conference Center near Chatsworth, GA.  Read more here: This article appeared in the Dallas New...

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Your Club Your Way

One of the most difficult things we experience as Lions is the issue of retention.  Once we get a new member, find that they are really excited about doing the work we do for our communities, we want to make sure we involve them in our events and projects.  But time...

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Don’t Underestimate What LIONS Can Do

The East Cobb Lions Club received this note of thanks. Just one child, but the impact on her life is enormous. From: Cheryl Hammen To: Ed Ressler Sent: 3/6/2018 11:11:34 AM Subject: Thank you to the East Cobb Lions Club Hello Ed, I just wanted to let you know we have...

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Staying in Service

Every member of a civic organization is unique.  Some are passionate about environmental causes while others feel a call to work with people, maybe even children.  A person can be very passionate about a very specific thing, such as protecting an area of land for the...

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Paulding Community Helps Fire Victims

Paulding-West Cobb Lions Join In Relief Efforts Early in the morning of February 18 a fire broke out in a house off Greystone Parkway in Hiram. Before it was over, four homes had been completely destroyed and fourteen more suffered damage. Three families lost...

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For the Lions Secretaries

Here is a helpful document from LCI for some of your regular tasks.  We hope this will help make your jobs easier.     Club Resource for Secretary

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Atlanta Metro Lions Celebrate 25 Years

Join the Atlanta Metro Lions in celebrating 25 years of service at their Jazz Brunch featuring Saxophonist Taufeeq Wright. We’re Serving Brunch Saturday, February 10, 2018 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Ticket prices, $25 New Member Induction, Melvin Jones Fellow Award, Door...

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It’s All About Peace

I would like to take this time to personally thank our middle school students who submitted their artwork for our 2017/18 Peace Poster Contest.  We had many submissions and it was a difficult decision selecting one to move on to the Multiple District to represent...

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Cobb County Lions Clubs have been busy this fall!

The Cobb County School system requires an annual hearing and vision screening for each 1st, 4th, 7th, and 10th grade student. The standard hearing tests are time consuming, requiring a quiet room, earphones and the student to respond to a series of tones in each ear....

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Tax Deductible Year-end Giving

Taking a moment to share…….. Forbes Magazine has an article on “10 Relatively Stress-Free Year-End Moves to Make to Save on Taxes after Tax Reform” (click on link below for full article).  The #1 move they suggest is to Give to Charity!   Give To Charity. Charitable...

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Meals On Wheels Project a Success!

For the past 34 years, the Marietta and East Cobb Lions have combined forces to prepare, serve, and deliver a warm meal to any senior who participates in the Cobb Meals On Wheels program. The seniors are canvassed by Cobb Senior Services to see if a meal is needed on...

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Your AMAZON purchases can help your favorite charity!

Have you heard about AmazonSMILE. It is just like the regular Amazon, same merchandise, same pricing, but it is different in a very big way. With every eligible purchase, your favorite charity gets a donation! Now, I'm not a big Amazon shopper, but my next door...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

November is Diabetes Awareness Month.  November 14th is World Diabetes Day.  When a disease or illness has its own month or its own day - Worldwide, it's a global issue.  The Stats Did you know that Diabetes is now the 6th leading cause of death worldwide? Or that it...

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How Invaluable Is Your Club to the Community You Serve?

trademark your club by creating a signature project A project or event that is unique to your club provides more than just the initial impact.  It helps Lions in your community stand out as the "go-to" group in your city, town or local area.   where to start? Begin...

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Two more outstanding weeks!

The past two weeks have been busy, very busy. The East Cobb Lions Club teamed up with the Smyrna Jonquil, Paulding County-West Cobb and Marietta Lions Clubs. We visited 8 Cobb County schools. Together we screened 1894 kids and found a total of 403 who needed further...

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Whew! Another full week of vision screenings.

The East Cobb, Smyrna-Jonquil, and Paulding County-West Cobb Lions Clubs teamed up for a busy week. Beginning on Monday, Oct 2 and ending on Friday, Oct 6, we screened 1356 kids in 3 elementary schools and one middle school. 190 were referred for further testing...

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Lions Lighthouse Names New Executive Director

Great News!  The Lighthouse has announced that a new Executive Director will begin on October 16th.   Lions Lighthouse Names New Executive Director   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kate Viana (770) 738-4679 Lions Lighthouse Names New Executive Director   ATLANTA,...

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PDG GEORGE HANEY passes

HANEY, George Bernard "Coach" Haney, age 81, of Stockbridge, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, September 30, 2017. He was born on February 7, 1936, to the late George and Nellie Haney in Atlanta, GA. He grew up in East Point, graduating from Russell High School in...

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East Cobb Lions Have a Busy Month Planned for October

Lion Ed Ressler has been busy scheduling vision screenings for the month of October. So far, of 22 week days available, he has found a location for screening on 18 days and 1 weekend day. For a club with a lot of retirees, this looks more and more like work! Check out...

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Thank you from Project Mail Call

A Thank You note from Mary and Ed Ettel at Project Mail Call. Thank you, East Cobb Lions Club, for packing with us Tuesday (9/26/17) night! You packed 28 care-packages weighing a total of 391 pounds. The boxes are on their way to 339 Airmen, Marines, Sailors and...

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Lions In Action

Wow, what a week for the East Cobb and Smyrna Jonquil Lions Clubs! Working together, we conducted 7 vision screening events that reached 1468 people. 5 events were at local schools, while one was at a local library as part of their Fall Prevention program. The other...

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DISTRICT ELECTIONS FOR 2018-19

DISTRICT ELECTIONS FOR 2018-19   The following 18 L District officers are to be elected at the District convention in March. District Governor – Must be currently serving as First Vice District Governor First Vice District Governor – Must be currently serving as...

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October 14th District Fall Rally

 Registration 8:30 am  Event  9 am - 3 pm Cost: $10  Pucketts Place at 7051 Campground Rd, Cumming, GA 30044 Hosted by the Alpharetta Lions - Food provided by the South Cobb Lions Please join us! The District L Fall Rally Will Soon Be Here Fall is right around the...

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Zone Chair Update

The following is the latest Zone Update:  District 18-L Zone Project Report, District Kick-Off Rally 08-05-2017   Zone A - Lion Steve Woodward, Chattanooga Valley Lions Club, sdw1@aol.com Service area topic = Diabetes.  Meeting August 15, 2017. Boynton, Chattanooga...

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Cyber (Virtual) Club – Let’s Get it Going!

Do you know someone who has politely declined to join Lions because "I just don't have time for meetings" or "I really do not have the money for meals"? How about "I have so many things going on right now that I have no time for meetings"?  Most of these prospective...

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District Rally – Service Project

Lions of District L turned out in a big way on Saturday August 5th for the first District Rally and Service Project of the new Lions year.  Hosted by East Cobb Lions, the DG Team had their first cabinet meeting and two service projects.   Michele Benoit gave an...

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Marietta Lions Celebrated 75 in a Bold New Way

Congratulations to "The Marietta Lions Club" for 75 years of service, 1942 - 2017.  This event was held in a fun filled mixer environment with music, dancing, laughter and even a menu our diabetes chairs were proud to promote.  With attendance from all across the...

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2018 District Convention/Retreat

2018 District 18L Convention & Retreat Registration Information March 16-17-18, 2018 Cohutta Springs Conference Center 1175 Cohutta Springs Road   Crandall, GA 30711 www.cohuttasprings.com 706-695-9093  CONFERENCE CENTER ACTIVITIES AND AMENITIES: The beautiful and...

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Congratulations Judge Haynes Townsend & Donna

CONGRATULATIONS AND BEST WISHES TO LCI VP Haynes Townsend and Donna Townsend from District 18-L. Judge Haynes Townsend, from Dalton, Georgia, USA was elected to serve as third vice president of Lions Clubs International at the association's 100th International...

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Lions Academy Follow up

Lions Academy was May 6th, 2017.  We had some wonderful food (thank you Marietta and Paulding-West Cobb Clubs), fellowship  and presented 3 different classes.  The theme was centered around getting back to basics with two main topics.  Motivation and Communication. ...

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Welcome to the 18-L Hall of Fame!

This year's Hall of Fame brought back previous recipients of the prestigious award to welcome in the new members.  As the 4 new members each walked through the line, it was smiles and honor all around, especially for Dad and daughter. Welcome the newest members to the...

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Photos from around the District

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