Since 1917, local Lions clubs have offered people just like you the opportunity to
give something back to their community. Today, with over 1.35 million men and women in over 45,000 clubs in 200 countries, Lions have
expanded their focus to help meet the ever increasing needs of our society.
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Club has been chartered since 1922. As a member of our Lions club you become aware of the needs of our
community and have the advantage to effectively make a difference. Our club provides volunteers with project management assistance,
leadership training, personal development opportunities, and organized fundraising programs.
Being a Lion empowers you to help others in a way that no one person could.
Now more than ever, people with vision problems, the environment, our senior community, our youth an the disadvantaged around the world
need your help. You can make a difference.
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Club is a service club that takes the Lions “WE SERVE” very seriously. Our members are dedicated and serve
many hours to help raise money for a variety of causes. Some of our fund raisers include Rose Day Sales (selling and
delivering flowers for Mother’s Day), operating a concession stand at Wings and Wheels, conducting a Spring/Summer Golf Raffle
and brat fry’s throughout the year. Our members not only work to raise money but continue to serve by personally aiding someone in need of
assistance. We also help educate the community about blindness, diabetes and the hearing impaired. Our volunteers provide vision
screening to preschool children to help detect vision disorders that can easily be corrected with early diagnosis.
We provide transportation to monthly meetings and summer camp for the sight impaired.
We continually collect glasses and hearing aids for recycling to give
to those who cannot afford this simple aid for a better quality of life.
One hundred percent of the money raised will be donated to a wide variety of worthy causes such as Lions Camp (a free camp for
children and adults with special needs). On a local basis, our Club, has contributed monetarily to:
∙ Foreign Exchange Students
∙ Leo Clubs
∙ Boy & Girl Scouts
∙ Eye Exam for those in need
∙ Leader Dog Training
∙ Bookworm Gardens
∙ Above and Beyond Children’s Museum
∙ INSIGHT and REINS Programs
∙ Safety Glasses and Equipment to the Sheboygan School District
∙ Wisconsin Lions Foundation
∙ Bell Ringing for the Salvation Army
∙ Wisconsin Eye Bank Tissue Transport
∙ Collection of Used Eyeglasses & Hearing Aides
∙ Transportation for the Individuals with Visual Impairments
Locally, Sheboygan’s Lions Clubs donated $12,000 after the flood of 1997
with an additional $10,000 donated by Lions Club International. Lion’s Club International Foundation gave a $8.8 million
grant to the Lions Carter Center Sight First Initiative to eliminate river blindness and other causes
of preventable blindness.
An organization cannot function well without a little down time for fellowship and relaxation. Fellowship is integral and highly
valued part of our Club. From the Tail Twister getting the fun started at our meetings, Christmas parties and Spouse nights, our club,
although a service club, makes time for fun. We also expand our fellowship to other Lions Clubs as well through our quarterly
2017-2018 Club Officers
President: Dennis Ketterman
1st Vice President: Donna Zelenak
2nd Vice President: Ryan Beyer
3rd Vice President: Lisa Knitt
Secretary: Ray Petersohn
Treasurer: Paul Corson
Tail Twister: Bill Guterwill
Lion Tamer: Don Gerber
Membership Chair: Andy Giesen
2 Year Board Members (2): Phyllis Bacon & Ellen Cheney
1 Year Board Members (2nd Year of a 2 Year Term): Larry Batterman & Abby Block
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Major Fund Raising Events are: Rose Day Sales
for Mother’s Day; Corn Roasting for Lakefest; Hot Dog Sales at Wings &
Wheels; and Brat Fry’s throughout the year.
The Sheboygan Evening Lions Major Charitable Contributions are: Wisconsin
Lions Foundation; Lions Club International Foundation; Hearing & Sight
Conservation; College Scholarships; Youth Activities; Lions Park; Lions Camp
Cabin Project; American Field Service (AFS); Salvation Army Bell Ringing:
and Community Projects (Food Relief).
These activities all relate to our Motto “WE SERVE” and our Slogan “LIBERTY,
INTELLIGENCE, OUR NATIONS SAFETY”
History of the
Sheboygan Evening Lions - 95th Anniversary
View the club's
Constitution and By Laws
Sheboygan Evening Lions brochure
Wisconsin Lions Camp - Rosholt