Lions are an international network of 1.3 million men and women in 205 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world.

About Our Club

Worldwide, Lions clubs are recognized for their service to people who are blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” during the 1925 Lions Clubs International Convention.

The Anoka Lions Club was chartered December 3, 1951, sponsored by the Osseo Lions Club.  With over 100 members, this diverse club is a vital link to the Community of Anoka.  Partnering with the City of Anoka on several events each year, the Anoka Lions make an impact on our community every day.

The Anoka Lions make a strong commitment to young people through our many youth project. We also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing and sight programs and, through their foundation, provide disaster relief around the world.

Our motto is “We Serve”.

Causes Anoka Lions Support

We provide financial support to a wide variety of community programs.
Examples include:


• Scholarships (Lions, Buster Talbot and Oscar Martinson Nursing)
• Public service appreciation dinner
• Nursing home bingo
• ACBC Food Shelf
• Boy Scouts
• Granny’s Closet
• Anoka Halloween Committee
• Wellness Van
• Eyeglasses and hearing aids
• High school graduation party
• 55 Alive
• Lion Duke Grosslein
• Lion Duke Grosslein’s pocket protector
• Anoka Anti-Crime Commission
• Fire safety
• Halloween Pageant
• TLC Toys
• Youth First
• Hearing and
• Service Dogs of Minnesota
• Anoka Dance Line
• Achieve Services
And others….

National and International

• Lions Eye Bank and Children’s Eye Clinic
• Macular Degeneration Center
• Lions Hearing Foundation
• Leader Dogs for the Blind
• Friendship Ventures
• Diabetes Camp Needlepoint
• Melvin Jones Fellowship
And others….

Our Projects

• We raise money for the programs we support through projects such as:
• Anoka County Fair Beer Garden
• Music show
• Halloween Party beer sales
• Another great dinner
• Another great dinner
• Pancake breakfast
• Game Fair parking services
• Membership dues