What We Do
This club supports many causes
. Some of the projects and activities the club is involved with are:
A year-round ongoing project is the collection of used eyeglasses. These glasses are processed and provided to overseas missions to help provide improved vision to people around the world. For more information and a list of local collection sites click here.
Vision Assistance for Indigent Adults
This club works with local agencies and groups to help adults with limited means to receive eye exams and eyeglasses.
Every year for over 30 years this club has recognized local high school boys and girls athletic teams for their good sportsmanship.
Julien C. Heyer Summer Camp for International Students
Members of this club and their families welcome into their homes for about a week, young students from around the world. We provide them with activities and sightseeing opportunities. Hopefully they will learn a little more about life in the United States and we will be a little more familiar with how people in other countries live.
Texas Lions Camp Work Day
In the spring of each year, members of this club and their friends strap on their tool belts and trek to the Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville. This summer camp provides a camping experience for physically disabled children and children with Type 1 diabetes. We spend a weekend with other Lions Clubs from all over Texas and spruce up the camp in preparation for the arrival of the campers.
To support these causes and activities the Austin Downtown Lions Club has two major fund raising events each year.
Willie Kocurek Memorial Golf Tournament
This event is held every spring at the Lions Municipal Golf Course.
In the fall the club sells boxed dozen roses and in one day delivers hundreds of boxes of roses to happy recipients throughout the Austin area.