The Plattsburgh Lions Club has served the Plattsburgh area for 80 years. Its charitable efforts include giving the gift of vision as often as possible, frequently responding to referrals from school nurse teachers and providing vision exam vouchers and eye glasses. Lions also work with the community to combat diabetes — the number one cause of blindness. Fundraisers include a bowling tournament at North Bowl Lanes that has raised $5,000-$8,000 annually, making it the club’s largest moneymaker.
Lion’s money goes to support the Plattsburgh College Foundation, Clinton Community College Foundation, local food shelves, the CVPH Foundation, North Country Mission of Hope, Habitat for Humanity, Camp Badger, Camp Ta-Kum-Ta, and many more. All money collected from the community goes back into the community.
Lions are eager to have their membership represent the community. The current president, Dennis Hulbert, has been a member for 46 years. He explained, “We have Lions in our club who are veterinarians, doctors, lawyers, dentists, mechanics and teachers.”