About Us

Our Work

The Sissonville Lions Club supports many efforts in our community. We provide scholarships, contribute to fundraisers, and volunteer our time. Additionally, we help connect people with eyeglasses and hearing aids. If you've seen any of our Lions Club drop-off boxes scattered around the Kanawha Valley, those are for our Lions Recycle for Sight Program. Using those boxes, we collect eyeglasses and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers. At those centers, volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses.  The recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact. As for those eyeglasses distributed to those in need in the Sissonville community, all are new.

Do you, or someone you know, need assistance with eyeglasses or hearing aids?

The Sissonville Lions Club Respond to needs of our community with the assistance of the West Virginia Divison of Rehabilitiation Services. If you or someone you know is in need, please call the Division at 304-760-7166 or 1-800-642-8207. Please tell them that the Sissonville Lions Club sent you. The Division will assure you that your request is directed to the appropriate Lions Club serving your area and that a prompt response if provided. Feel free to share this information with anyone in the State of West Virginia regardless of where they reside.

Our History

The Sissonville Lions Club was chartered on March 6, 1951 with 25 members.

They were: Gerald Bower, Gilbert C. Bowen, Charles Burdette, Malcom B. Click, Jesse J. Coffman, Jack K. Edens, James G. Fisher, W. J. Glass, Rev. A.B. Kinglsey, Reginold Lawson, John C. Martin, M.C. Milan, Noble H. Miller, F.B. Miller, John O. Roach, Joe H. Sawyers, Doy Shinn, W.E. Stogdon, Warren Thaitos, W.L. Thaitos, Karney E. Tinney, Otis E. Vandine, David Mayfield West, J.R. Welch and Rev. J.R. Withrow.

The chartering officers were: