Who we are. . .

Lions are the men and women who volunteer their time to humanitarian causes in their local and world communities. By conducting service projects and raising funds, Lions strive to help those in need, wherever need exists. The Lions' motto is "We Serve."

In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions at their annual International Convention, challenging them to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness," since that time, service to the blind and visually impaired has become one of the association's most significant activities. That crusade has resulted in the establishment of Sight First, a global sight prevention program.

In addition, Lions participate in service activities emphasizing diabetes awareness, education, and research; work with the physically and mentally impaired; environmental issues; community welfare; international understanding and youth.

The association was founded in Chicago, Illinois, USA, in 1917. Although the youngest major service organization, Lions Clubs International has grown to be the world's largest. Its 1.4 million members belong to clubs in over 180 countries and geographical locations. Lions Club International is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, USA.

To the Lions, "We Serve" is not only a motto, but a definition and philosophy.

For more than sixty years, Lions have been recognized throughout the world for their service to the blind and visually impaired. A majority of the world's eye banks are established and supported by Lions, as are the hundreds of clinics, hospitals, and eye research centers. In their local communities, Lions provide thousands each year with FREE quality eye care, eyeglasses, and optical aides. They also recycle eyeglasses and support research for diabetes and diabetic eye care.

Western Texas Lions Eye Bank Staff

Medical Director: Dr. Matthew Goldman

Executive Director: Lucy Rivas, CEBT

Secretary: Monica Diaz

2008-2009 2-A1 Eye Bank Directors

PDG Marshall Twombly
PDG Lion Joyce Downie
Lion Joe Payne
Lion Tim Vasquez
PDG Lion Zac Gray
Lion Patti Prather
PDG Lion Bob Edwards
Lion Anthony Larson
Lion Betty Smith
Lion Gayland Thorn
Lion Bobbie A. Williams
Lion David Stevens
District 2T3 Representative
PDG Lion Bill Lipham
District 2T3 Representative
DG Garland Tiner
District 2T3 Representative
Lion Bob Cullins

District 2-A1 Officers

District Governor: Lion Roy Landry

1st Vice District Governor: Lion Don Draper

2nd Vice District Governor: Lion Lee Sigler

Immediate Past District Governor: Lion David Hoopman