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Marjorie McCune Memorial Center Black Mountain NC

Marjorie McCune Memorial Center, a licensed Adult Assisted Living Home, is owned and operated by the Lions of Western North Carolina. Located in Black Mountain, the center is nestled in the Swannanoa Valley in a beautiful country setting. For those who live at The McCune Center, life is simply an extension of their own lives. Residents are able to spend time with their family, friends and neighbors in a setting that say "Welcome Home".

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Camp Dogwood, located on Lake Norman in Catawba County, was started in 1967. It is owned and operated by the North Carolina Lions Foundation. Nothing like this camp exists anywhere else in the state, and from the first, it was a project that North Carolina Lions embraced.


The Franklin Lions Club meets the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Angel Medical Center Cafeteria in Downtown Franklin.

Learn more about what we do. You'll grow personally & professionally. And you'll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated. Contact Lion President Ellen McCall at (828) 421-7750.


Since 1939 the Franklin Lions Club has consistently provided for our community's eyecare needs through many special projects. If you're not familiar with the Franklin North Carolina Lions or Lionism in general, please browse our site and learn more about how "We Serve" the people of Macon County.

Message from President Ellen McCall

For any garden to flourish you must start by planting seeds. Then, as the gardener, you nourish them to become strong plants that can withstand the challenges it takes to grow.

Our club is like a garden. It began with an idea that was nourished to become the club that we have today. If we each plant a seed or idea with everyone we meet, we can continue to grow our club. How? By sharing with others. Tell them what we do to serve others in the community and then invite them to join us and be part of our garden that provides a harvest of community service.

As your President this year, I encourage you to help me plant new seeds for growth and nourish our new members by involving them in all of the Lion’s activities. If each of us shares over the next year why we became a member with friends, family, business associates, I am sure we will see growth in the Franklin Lions Club.

I would like to ask that we continue with the theme Lion Pete had last year, “Just Ask”, with the addition of mine, “Plant a Seed”. Planting and nourishing we can continue to be a strong club that others want to be part of.

franklin lions film festivalFranklin Lions Celebrate 75th Anniversary with
Special International Service Event Saturday, Jan. 10

The Franklin Lions Club is inviting members of the community to join us on Saturday, January 10th, for a special event. The Lions Worldwide Week of Service brings Lions around the world together to serve their communities and support their goal of helping 100 million people by the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2017.

The Franklin Lions will be hosting our 75th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, January 10 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Kmart in Franklin Plaza. We will be offering vision screenings for all ages, blood sugar screenings and glaucoma tests all FREE OF CHARGE.

“We encourage everyone to come to our event. What better way to celebrate our 75th Anniversary than giving back to the community,” said Ellen McCall, Franklin Lions Club President. “We also welcome the opportunity to tell people about our work in the community and how they can get involved with the Franklin Lions Club. There’s nothing like the feeling of giving back and helping neighbors in need.”

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. Its 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs are serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit lionsclubs.org.


President - Ellen McCall
1st Vice President - Rick Westerman
2nd Vice President - Jason Arnold
Secretary - Michaelle Sciberras
Treasurer - Mark Garber
Tail Twisters - Bill Martin & Jim Williams
Lion Tamer - Carl Allen
Directors 1 Year - Russell Hawkins, Bette Beaman
Directors 2 Year- Dave Jones, Brian Hylton
Zone Chair - Dave Jones
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