About the Downtown Lions

Downtown Lions are service-minded men and women who are interested in improving our community.

Lions are hands-on individuals with more volunteers in more places than any other service organization in the world. We meet the needs of those in our own neighborhood as well as around the globe, and we have fun doing it.

Lions are best known for their efforts to eradicate preventable blindness, but we also participate in many other kinds of projects, including helping those in need, sponsoring international youth exchanges, and providing supplies to victims of natural disasters.


As a Lion, you have the opportunity to help others, meet new people and use your talents to make a real impact. You will acquire new skills, meet challenges head-on, cultivate lasting friendships and have fun doing it.


Volunteering your time helps those in need and gives you a sense of pride and accomplishment deep within.  As a Lion, you’ll grow personally and professionally. And you’ll know that what you do is worthwhile and appreciated.


Whenever a Lions club gets together, problems get smaller. And communities get better. That's because we help where help is needed – in our own communities in the State of South Dakota and around the world.

To be a Lion is to be an active volunteer, a member of a respected international organization, a leader in the community and a friend to people in need.



If you are interested in learning more about the state's largest service club organization, come to the Holiday Inn City Centre and join us for lunch on Mondays at 12:00 noon.  You can contact us here and one of our members will follow up with you directly.


About Lions Club International

Our 46,000 clubs and 1.35 million members make us the world's largest service club organization. We're also one of the most effective. Our members do whatever is needed to help their local communities. Everywhere we work, we make friends. With children who need eyeglasses, with seniors who don’t have enough to eat and with people we may never meet.

Additionally, through scholarships, recreation and mentoring, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest. And our Leo Program provides personal development through youth volunteer opportunities. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

Learn more about Lions International here.