In 1917, Melvin Jones, a 38-year-old Chicago business leader, asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people put their talents to work improving their communities. Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs and countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let's improve our communities. Lions are members of the world’s largest and most active service club organization in 206 countries carrying out the Lion's motto - "We Serve."
The Bulverde Lions Club was founded in 1969 and is classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(4) - Civic league and Social Welfare Organization. All funds raised by the Bulverde Lions Club from the general public are used for charitable purposes, and administrative costs are kept strictly separate and paid for by members. Funds raised by the Club are donated toward projects that benefit the local community. The Bulverde Lions Club Foundation also operates as a charity that qualifies as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) that provides scholarships and funding for medical assistance. The following is a list of some of the ways that we are able to provide assistance:
· Scholarships to local High School Graduates
· Vision Testing for Area Children
· St Jude’s Ranch for Children
· Equipment funding for the local Volunteer Fire and EMS Departments
· Cub Scout Pack & Boy Scout Troop #548
· The Comal County Junior Livestock Show
· The Texas Lions Camp for Physically Challenged Children
· The Bulverde Community Center
· Anhalt Hall
· Bulverde Spring Branch Activity Center
The Bulverde Lions Club participates in a wide variety of service projects that meet the international goals of Lions Clubs International as well as the needs of the local community through its network of dedicated and selfless volunteer members of the Club. Membership is by invitation, though individuals are rarely turned away, and meetings are conducted on a bimonthly basis. The Bulverde Lions Club works actively throughout the year in planning and conducting their Annual Wild Game Dinner at Anhalt Hall in Spring Branch, Texas. The Annual Wild Game Dinner serves delicious exotic food and hosts live and silent auctions consisting of dove hunts, fishing trips, premium guns and many other assorted fishing and hunting items. We are a small chapter of Lion’s doing big things within our community since 1969!
We care, and demonstrate that caring through our service to our Community and to our Nation - LIONS!