Club History

Who We Are

The Sanford Lions Club was organized and chartered in 1935 with 20 members.  The Club has sponsored other clubs:  Pittsboro (1937); Apex (1937); Biscoe (1928); Siler City ( 1938); Aberdeen (1938); Broadway (1950); Coats (1972); Western Harnett (1998); Sanford Day Timers Branch Lions Club (2005) and Sanford Leo Club (2007).  The Club in 2007 has grown to become the largest Lions Club in North Carolina.

We are part of the world's largest service club organization. Whenever our club gets together, problems get smaller. And our community gets better. That's because we help where help is needed; in our own communities and around the world, with unmatched integrity and energy.

  • Largest Local Civic Club of active members Serving the Community
  • We meet each Thursday night, weather permitting
  • Also maintains Sanford Lions Charitable Works, a 501(c)3 organizations to accept tax deductible gifts which are used to benefit our programs. Memorial are also received for deceased Lions.
  • During the Lee Regional Fair, we contribute nearly $150,000 back into the community.

Mission Statement

To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Vision Statement

To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service.