Chartered in 1946, the Lexington Park Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International, the world’s largest volunteer service organization. We are a non-profit organization of men and women willing to devote time, talent and treasure to enriching community life. Members of the Lexington Park Lions Club represent a cross-section of the St. Mary’s County farm, business, government, and retiree communities.
In keeping with Lions Club goals worldwide, our primary focus is providing a variety of services to those with vision impairments, but over the years our efforts have expanded to include serving those with hearing loss and those suffering from childhood diabetes. In everything we do, we strive to live up to the Lions motto: WE SERVE.
We have pledged unselfish service to the Lexington Park community and to those less fortunate than us. To accomplish this, Club members volunteer time and energy to a variety of fundraising activities from which all proceeds are used to support our community service efforts. No money received from the public goes toward any administrative or social costs of the Club; these costs are borne by Club members themselves.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President / Queen Lion
Stacey Loftis Hancock
Immediate Past President
Robert "Bob" Hayward
1st Vice President
2nd Vice President
MELVIN JONES FELLOW
Lions Club International recognizes outstanding individuals by bestowing on them an award that is named for its founder, Melvin Jones. This Fellowship Award is the highest form of recognition and embodies humanitarian ideals consistent with the nature and purpose of Lionism. The recipient of this award becomes a model because of exemplary service to his club and the community for which it serves. We are proud to have within our membership individuals that have received the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award.
Amanda Fast Adams
Ken (Buzz) Shelley
LEXINGTON PARK LIONS CLUB MONARCHS
Lions who have been members for ten or more years are recognized as Monarchs of the Lions Pride and are awarded the Monarch Chevron as testimony to their years of dedication and service to their local and international communities.
Amanda Adams (2003)
Johnny Alvey (1997)
Jess Davis (1996)
Jim Dodson (2001)
Linda Dodson (2004)
Tami Gary (2003)
Bob Hayward (1996)
Randy Lawson (1997)
Sal Raspa (1972)
Ken (Buzz) Shelley (1990)
Elliott Weisman (1984)
LION OF THE YEAR 2017
Lion Bob Hayward was selected as the Lexington Park Lions Club Lion of the Year, in recognition for his outstanding commitment and contributions to Lionism at the local, district, and national levels. Lion Bob was our nominee for the prestigious Lions Club International Bull Thrower award.
Lion Bob joined the Lexington Park Lions Club in December 1996. Active from the beginning, Lion Bob personifies the ideals of Lionism. He accepted the position of Membership Chair in July of 1997 and served in that position for two years. Lion Bob then took on the responsibilities of King Lion, serving in that position from July 1999 to June 2000. He then became Treasurer in July 2002, holding that position for three years until June 2004. He was Lion Tamer for two years, July 2005 to June 2007. In July of 2010, he again accepted the responsibilities of King Lion serving in that position until June 2013. Lion Bob has been our Secretary since July 2014.
We play an active role in various committees and activities in the Maryland counties of St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George’s, and Washington, DC. Our primary focus is providing a variety of services to those with vision impairments, however, our efforts have expanded to include serving those with hearing loss and those suffering from childhood diabetes.We have pledged unselfish service to the Lexington Park community and to those less fortunate than us.
Chartered in 1946, the Lexington Park Lions Club is part of Lions Clubs International. We fall under the organizational guidance of District 22-C, which encompasses the Maryland counties of St. Mary’s, Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, and Prince George’s, and Washington, DC. Members of the Lexington Park Lions Club represent a cross-section of the St. Mary’s County farm, business, government, and retiree communities.
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.