Officers & Directors of the Franklin, North Carolina Lions Club for 2015-2016.
Lion Debbie Hicks serves as our 2015-2016 Governor for District 31L of North Carolina.


The Franklin, North Carolina Lions Club has been serving our community for over 75 years.

School Vision Screenings

Each year, the Franklin Lions Club works with Macon County Schools to screen thousands of youngsters for vision problems. This process is important due to the fact we can catch vision issues at an early age. In fact, sometimes what is thought to be a learning disability is simply trouble seeing. There is no charge for the screenings and this is another of the many ways we serve Franklin, NC and Macon County.

McCune Center

The Marjorie McCune Memorial Center is a licensed Adult Care Home owned and operated by the Lions of Western North Carolina. Located in Black Mountain, North Carolina, the center is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley of Buncombe County in a country setting. The Marjorie McCune Memorial Center offers both Assisted and Independent Living opportunities. Call today to learn more at 828-669-8452.

Camp Dogwood

Since 1967, Camp Dogwood for the Blind & Visually Impaired has been a beacon of service to citizens from all over North Carolina. This summer destination provides a wonderful and therapeutic vacation retreat for persons with blindness and visual impairment. Camp Dogwood is located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. The goal is to provide a week of fun and fellowship. »LEARN MORE

Serving Our Community Since 1939

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“When you give something to a Lion, we just seem to get it done.”

Past International President Joe Preston

Jason Arnold, President 2015-16

Our motto as Lions is "We Serve". As an international organization we are 1.4 million members strong in 206 countries and continue to grow. Lions serve our global community in several ways including our international sight and healthy living programs, humanitarian aid and funding research to fight disease. Be part of an international organization lets us help solve problems that cross borders.

We also come together as North Carolina Lions and serve the people of our district (31L) and State with the VIP Fishing Tournament, Camp Dogwood and the McCune Center.

Locally, we address problems that are special to our community. Our work here is unconditional and not just for a specific cause. We serve our community in many ways. Example include vision screening of virtually every student in Macon County Schools, being Santa for the underprivileged, helping students further their education through scholarships and providing eye-glasses and hearing exams for those who cannot afford it.

It makes a difference. People know when they contribute to the Franklin Lions Club they are helping Franklin. I'm honored for being given the opportunity to lead our club's efforts this Lions year.

I believe there are many more people like us in Franklin who want to live by the motto "WE SERVE".

Lion President Jason Arnold