Welcome To Beaumont Founders Lions Club

We are excited to announce our 32nd Annual Willie Ray Smith Awards Banquet will be on March 3, 2024, at 4 pm. We invite you to partner with us on this special night honoring SETX High School athletes. To become a Sponsor or Advertiser today, please click here!

Our 32nd annual Willie Ray Smith Awards Speaker

Pete Rossomando

Head football coach for Lamar University

Willie Ray Smith Sr. Awards Banquet

The Beaumont Founders Lions Club has hosted an awards banquet for the past 32 years in which we recognize the top high school football players from Southeast Texas. 

Our Service

Lions are a global force for good.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in 48,000 clubs serving 200 countries and geographic areas worldwide. Since our founding in 1917, we have been proving that where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

1917 The Beginning // Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing question – what if people made a commitment to improving their communities? More than a century later, Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in 48,000 clubs acting on the same simple idea – when Lions come together for the good of humanity, there’s nothing we can’t achieve.

1920 Going International // Just three years after our founding, Lions became international when we established the first club in Canada. Mexico followed in 1927. In the 1950s and 1960s, international growth accelerated, with new clubs in Europe, Asia and Africa. 

1925 Saving Sight // Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind.” Since then, we have worked tirelessly to aid those who are blind or visually impaired.

1945 Uniting Nations // We were one of the first nongovernmental organizations invited to assist in the drafting of the United Nations Charter. We host an annual Lions Day with the United Nations to continue our partnership and identify global solutions to the challenges facing humanity.

1957 Organizing Youth Programs // We started the Leo program to provide the youth of the world with an opportunity to serve and lead with Lions. There are approximately 180,000 Leos and 7,200 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.

1968 Establishing Our Foundation // Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) assists Lions with global and large-scale humanitarian projects. Through our global Foundation, Lions have received more than US$1 billion in grants to help meet the needs of their local and global communities.

1990 Launching SightFirst // Through the support of LCIF, Lions are restoring sight and preventing blindness on a global scale with the SightFirst program. Launched in 1990, Lions have raised more than US$351 million for this initiative that targets the major causes of blindness.

2017 Celebrating Our Centennial // Lions celebrate a century of service by serving more than 250 million people around the world through a special Centennial Service Challenge.

2018 Rallying Around Global Causes // Lions unite to support the global causes of vision, hunger, the environment, childhood cancer and our new global focus, diabetes. LCIF launches Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service to raise US$300 million to increase the service impact of Lions around the world.

2020 Responding to COVID-19 // Lions found innovative ways to safely serve their communities during this global health crisis. Our global Foundation, LCIF, donated millions of dollars in emergency grant funds, providing critical supplies and equipment to hospitals, medical clinics and emergency management systems, including front-line health care workers and first responders. 

Beaumont Founders

Lions are groups of service-minded men and women who are interested in improving their communities. Beaumont Founder Lions Club (BFLC) provides free vision screening to pre-kindergarten children in Beaumont public and private schools. We recycle eyeglasses for distribution to developing countries around the world. We support Texas Lions Camp which serves children with special medical needs, including physical disabilities, Down syndrome, cancer and Type 1 diabetes.

As a Lion, you will:

  • Help the Beaumont community
  • Make an impact of people’s lives both locally and internationally
  • Learn to be a leader and help guide a respected nonprofit organization
  • Network with business people in our community and around the world
  • Receive the satisfaction of giving back while having fun.

Come Get to Know Us

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at noon, we gather in The Veranda Room located inside the MCM Elegante’ Hotel to have an interesting and informative program about the Baumont community. Programs cover a wide range of topics from business and finance and health and education to arts, sports, youth and entertainment. Each meeting also includes a brief report on Lions activities and projects. Check our calendar of upcoming meetings and events.

Come to a few meetings and get to know us and what we do. If our goals are aligned and you want to join us in serving the community, we would love for you to join our pack.

How to Apply

To join the club, please complete the Membership Application. A link is provided below.

Download and print the application form. Be sure to provide your complete birth date, which is required by Lions Clubs International (LCI). Submit your application, signed by your sponsor, along with your $35 application fee, to the club Secretary or your sponsor.

BFLC dues are $120/year. Your membership begins upon approval of your application by the Board of Directors. After your approval by the BFLC board, you will receive a new member badge to wear at meetings, and you will be entered in the LCI database. You also will be able to join our Members-Only Facebook group and access Members-Only content.

You will be inducted into the club during a ceremony at one of our meetings. At that time, you will receive your membership pin and a certificate.

If you have any questions, contact the club by, info@beaumontfounderslionsclub.com.

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