The largest service club organization in the world with over 1.4 million members. Both men and women are welcome to join our club and help us improve the quality of life for others. The Lion’s motto is “WE SERVE.”

The Negaunee Lions Club was founded in 1955. We are part of a District, State, and Inter-national organization with nearly 2 million members, all seeking to put their time and energy into local and world humanitarian causes that improve the quality of life for other.



In Negaunee, the Lions support many programs with volunteer work and financial contributions. In May you may see a Lion member taking contributions for the White Cane Drive, or in August serving at an aid station for bikers in the Ore to Shore Bike Race. Special events, such as our annual Pancake Breakfast and the Spaghetti Supper prior to the Ore to Shore helps us raise nearly $10,000 per year to put back into our area in the form of grants, scholarships and projects.

Most Lions Clubs spend up to 75% of their funds for projects in their local community. Additionly, we sup- port the Leader Dog School, the Michigan Eye Bank, the Home for the Blind, and the State Lions All-Star Band.

Contact us if you would like to become a member!

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Lion President Mark Pynnonen and Boy Scout Troop 346. We are a charter sponsor!

Lion President Mark Pynnonen and Boy Scout Troop 346. We are a charter sponsor!

Teal Lake Melt-Down Check Presentation

Ishpeming MI – The Teal Lake Melt-Down fundraiser officially came to an end on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 12:18 PM when the headframe submerged through the ice. The headframe was placed on the ice in early February, and until March 31 the community purchased $5 tickets for a guess as to when it would submerge.

Christine Koski guessed the headframe would go out of sight on April 26 at 1:07 PM, making her the closest guess and the lucky winner of $1,508.00.

A check presentation was held at the Greater Ishpeming-Negaunee Area Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Dave Hallgren and Neil Lynch of the Negaunee Lions Club, together with Bob Hendrickson, Executive Director of the GINCC, congratulated Koski on her win. Hallgren was the seller of this year’s winning ticket.

2019 marks the third year that the Negaunee Lions Club held this fundraiser, and the first year that the GINCC has partnered for it. Previous winners guessed April 20 at 10 a.m. in 2016, and April 9 at 3 a.m. in 2017.