The Mount Carmel Lions Club was chartered September 9, 1952. Its list of members was composed of some of the city’s most progressive individuals and included Dr. D.R. Tombaugh, John Costa, John Dersch, and Robert Mobley. Dr. Tombaugh is an advisor to the club and a lifetime member. Mount Carmel Lions Club is a chapter of Lions Club International, which was founded in the United States on June 17, 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago businessman. Mr. Jones’ personal code was “You can’t get very far until you start doing something for somebody else.” Thus our motto, “We Serve.” Our programs include sight, hearing, speech conservation, and support of our local community to improve the quality of life of our citizens.
Some of our largest projects include land acquisition and development for Mount Carmel City Park and the securing of $150,000 in grants and fundraisers for development of the County Park and Lake Froman. The list of other projects is too long to mention but includes three $500 scholarships annually, restoration of the war memorial at the court house, many cash donations in support of youth programs, and continued improvement and upkeep of the county park.
The 62nd Lions Radio Auction will be taking place May 4th through May 7th on WSJD 100.5 FM. Be sure to listen and bid. We are looking for new members, so stop by the auction and talk to a member if you are interested in joining an active club.
PO Box 174
Mt. Carmel, IL 62863