Serving our community since 1950
Located in the beautiful Verde Valley
Updated Sunday, June 28, 2015
Club Photo Album
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Cottonwood Lions Park
One of the first projects accomplished in Cottonwood by the Cottonwood Lions Club was "Lions Park" located at the intersection of Main and Willard in Old Town Cottonwood. The sign welcoming visitors to Cottonwood also indicates our regular breakfast meetings at Denny’s Restaurant at 6:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month.
Building the sidewalk across from the Lions Park in 1959.
Raising money for the Smelter City Fire Department, the Cottonwood Lions Club Follies on August 4th, 1950.
Top Row (Left to Right):
Jim Barrett, George Anderson, Russell Leadham, J.B. (Joe DIck, Frank Massaro, Ernest (Ernie) Ochoa
Bottom Row (Left to Right):
Glen Wright, Gen Everett, Rusty Verretto, Adolf Mongini
Year-Round Collection of Eye Glasses and Hearing Aides
Previously-owned eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected at several locations around town—Westcott Funeral Home, Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, Fornara Eye Center, Old Town Mission, and Wal-Mart Vision Center.
Three or four times a year several ladies from the Lions gather at Lion Maureen Haggard’s house to sort the donations for shipping to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation in Phoenix. From there they are distributed all over the world; but the best ones stay here in Arizona for those less fortunate among us who cannot afford glasses or hearing aids.
Year-Round Recycling of Aluminum Cans to Raise Funds
In order to have money to contribute the many worthwhile activities of the Lions Club, we are working with Sedona Recycles at their pickup station located at the Cottonwood Middle School parking area. The Cottonwood Lions Club keeps the area picked up and reasonably clean in exchange for being allowed to place our own collection bin next to the other bins at the site.
In August of each year on the first day of school the Cottonwood Lions Club members hand out a safety reminder to all drivers approaching the three elementary schools and the Cottonwood Middle School.
Peace Poster Contest
Other 2006 Cottonwood Winners
Every year the Cottonwood Lions Club sponsored local participation by public and private school students in a "Peace Poster Contest" held by Lions Clubs International. Students 11-13 years old submit posters drawn according to rules of entry by the International Association of Lions Clubs in competition with other students throughout the state of Arizona. In 2004 Clint Minton, a Cottonwood Middle School student won first prize in the state.
New Equipment for Old Town Mission Health Center Vision Clinic
Family Night - September 26th, 2006
Verde River Days - September 30th, 2006
District Governor Visit November 11th, 2008
District Governor joins us on October 3rd, 2006
The covenant Past President hat is passed on to Lion Bob Cunningham from Lion Bill Allen on October 10th, 2006
Cottonwood Lions Annual Parking Lot Sale on May 3rd, 2008
Cottonwood Lions Annual Parking Lot Sale on May 5th, 2007
May 14th, 2007
Lions Ray and Maureen Haggard hosted a "glasses sorting party" in May, where four other Lions and spouses of Lions participated in sorting over 750 pairs of glasses, boxing them for shipment and giving them to Lion Ron Black to deliver to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation.
Family Night BBQ on August 28th, 2007
Verde River Days - September 30th, 2007
District 21C Organizational Meeting - June 14th, 2008
Annual Christmas Party December 13th, 2008
2011 Installation - Las Carretas Restaurant - June 23, 2011
Annual Christmas Party December 15th, 2011
Longtime Lion - Lion Robert Cunningham
We knew he had been around for a longtime, but this proves it...
Selling Big Coloring Books
Brian Mikelson Run April 18th, 2009
Lions served water to runners at Station 1 on the corner of Main and Pima
Induction of New Member, Bob Kressel by RZC Robert Hester
July 8, 2014