About the Pendleton Lions
Our Club is part of Lions Clubs International,the largest service organization in the world. In 1917 Chicago businessman Melvin Jones challenged his associates to better their local community and the world. The resulting effort eventually became Lions Clubs International which currently has 46,000 clubs located all over the globe.
We are a group of men and women who embrace the Lions mission of serving others. We come from diverse backgrounds, income levels, ethnicities and ages. All of us are dedicated to the principle of making the world a better place in which to live starting with our local community. We have no prerequisites for members other than a willingness to serve.
A Lions Club was chartered during the depression in Pendleton. However, it disbanded at the start of World War II. In 1950 local businessman Cap Casperson led an effort to re-establish a Lions presence in Pendleton. The Pendleton Lions Club was chartered that year with Guy Wyrick serving as first president. Our club originally held meetings and stored supplies upstairs at the old Tapadera Restaurant. A fire destroyed that facility and the club lost a lot of valuable records. However, our members persevered and relocated. Because of the dedication of its members, the club has served Pendleton continuously since its founding.
Our Meeting Schedule
The Pendleton Lions meet every Thursday at Roosters Restaurant located at 1515 Southgate (see map below). The monthly meeting schedule is as follows:
- First Thursday: 7:00 AM Board Meeting
- Third Thursday: 6:00 PM General Meeting
- All Other Thursdays: 12:00 PM General Meeting
Evening meetings usually feature an interesting and engaging presentation by a guest speaker on a wide variety of topics. Visitors are welcome at any Pendleton Lions meeting!