Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who are the Hendrick Hudson Lions?

The Hendrick Hudson Lions Club is a 501(c)3 charitable organization which exists to serve the Hendrick Hudson Community.  We were founded in 1954, and some of us are third-generation Lions.  We also created and sponsor the Hendrick Hudson Leos Club, which has the same mission, and is for students in 7th-12th grades.

2. Who can be a member of the Hendrick Hudson Lions? 

Anyone over 18 who lives or works in the Hendrick Hudson School District may apply for membership. Our members include parents, civic leaders, school teachers, entrepreneurs, retirees and other residents, and range in age from mid-twenties to 80+.

We meet on the first and third Thursdays of the month at 7:30, and work on projects throughout the year. We pay dues for the privilege of membership, and to cover administrative expenses so that 100% of the money we raise can be returned to the community.

3.  How is money raised spent?

The Hen Hud Lions pay for all administrative expenses through member dues, in order to ensure that 100% of the money we raise is returned to the community through our good works. Money raised can be spent on regular programs such as Preschool Eye Screening and our Annual Easter Egg Hunt, is distributed to Lions Organizations like Guiding Eyes for The Blind, Camp Badger and the VISIONS Center. Funds  can also be used for special circumstances, such as helping to make a home wheelchair accessible or helping a family pay for medical expenses or recover after a fire. Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That’s because we help where help is needed – in our own communities and around the world – with unmatched integrity and energy.

4. Are you affiliated with Lions International?

Yes. With 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members, Lions International is the world’s largest service club organization. We’re also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.