We are patrons of the following area programs / projects
Lions Log Cabin – a late 1800’s log cabin was unveiled in Negaunee, once the residence of Samuel Collins. A team of Lions disassembled the house carefully mark-ing every log, then rebuilt the cabin on a new site in the Jackson “Old Town” Park.
Old Town Jackson Pit Display – Just off the Iron Ore Heritage Trail, in west Negaunee, Lions’ members assembled a boardwalk that leads to an underground shaft where mining took place in the 1850’s. The Lions do upkeep and improvements to the site.
M-35 – A two mile stretch of M-35 from the Empire Mine north to the bridge is patrolled for litter twice a year by members.
Old Glasses – Several businesses in the community partner with the Lions to collect used glasses. Over 500 pair of used glasses are shipped to third world countries for distribution to those needing sight re-mediation.
Nursing Home Bingo – Every month a duo of members provide funds, social activity and support for residents of Eastwood Nursing Home.
“We Serve” Awards – Select community oriented seniors from Negaunee High School are each awarded a $500 grant to assist with the costs of pursuing their career goals. Three awardees in 2017.
Aide Stations – Power drinks, water, bananas and oranges are distributed to competitors in the Noquamenon Ski Race & the Ore to Shore Bike Race.
Eye Glasses – Families with financial needs are assisted with glasses through our sight fund.
High School Track – A meet in May at the NHS track is completely sponsored and manned by local Lions.
Bay Cliff Health Club – a $1,000 gift is part of our annual financial support to area non-profits. For over eighty years Bay Cliff’s mission has been to improve the lives of children with physical disabilities. Today, Bay Cliff is a therapy and wellness center serving children with every kind of orthopedic, speech, hearing and visual disability. U.P. Lions Club all support Bay Cliff.
Construction – Over the years the club has assisted with a Habitat for Humanity Home near Lucy Hill, the Bernie Rivers Little League Fields, a pocket park and park benches in downtown Negaunee, and building improvements at Bay Cliff.
Grants — Using our Lions endowment fund, we have provided funds to:
- A magnifier for residents with limited sight ($703)
- Beautification project at Lakeview ($140)
- Little League pitching machine- ($365)
- Provide technology to Negaunee Historical Museum for record keeping ($1,500)
- Martin Luther King books for 4th graders ($350)
- NHS Girls’ Fast pitch Softball Team ($2,500)
- City Parks Beautification project ($500)
- NPS– microphones for NHS Choral ($500)
- Bernie Rivers Park Renovation ($1,000)
- Accustical equipment for NHS Music Dept ($1,000)
The Lions Club also provides financial support to:
Iron Range Hockey
Little League Baseball
Negaunee Public Schools
Cub Scout Pack 346
Marquette County Health Dept
Family Teaching Home
The Salvation Army
UDon Swim Event
Northwoods Air Lifeline
Negaunee Senior Center
Big Brother-Big Sisters
St. Vincent DePaul
Negaunee Irontown USA
NHS Graduation Party
NPS Band Backers
Elks Kids Day Parade