Birmingham Lions Club

Serving the community of Birmingham, Michigan since 1928

Who We Are

The Lions are an international network of about 1.3 million men and women in 200 countries and geographic areas who work together to answer the needs that challenge communities around the world. We strive to make a difference in the local community as well as in communities worldwide. Their volunteer efforts go beyond the support of vision care, to addressing unmet health and education needs worldwide.   

For more than 80 years, the Birmingham Lions Club has served the Birmingham community, primarily through its work with Leader Dogs for the Blind and the visually impaired.  In addition to providing eye exams and glasses for residents who otherwise would be without visual services, the Lions have been active in Birmingham in many other ways.  During World War II the Lions sold $360,000 worth of war bonds, enough to have a bomber named The City of Birmingham. In 1978, the Lions raised $30,000 to purchase the city its first EMS vehicle, enabling Birmingham to inaugurate advanced emergency medical service.  To celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2003, the club gave over $45,000 to Leader Dogs for the Blind, over half of which helped to build the school's new dormitory.  More recently, the Lions purchased a defibrillator for the Fire Chief's car, helped the elderly widow of a police officer see again, and contributed to the new Booth Park.   Chartered in 1928, Birmingham Lions Club has produced 4 District Governors, 4 S.A. Doge Distinguished Service Award winners, 6 Region Chairs, numerous Zone Chairs and over a dozen Melvin Jones Fellows.

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Michelle Vocht
First Vice President

Donna Zimmer

Second Vice President

Phillip Schmitt


Thomas Bardsley

Membership Director

Bob Drake