Why Us?


Why the Clifton Lions Club?

We are a LOCAL Charity, right here in Northern Virginia.  All the funds we raise help those in need right here in our local community.  100% of the funds we raise  go back to the community – we don’t deduct administrative fees, salaries other fees from the charitable funds as our members pay for or donate all administrative time and money so your donation goes to provide more help!

Our Mission and Guiding Principles

The mission of the Clifton Lions Club is:  To strive to help the Clifton community and serve the Northern Virginia community at-large while adhering to the principles of Lions Club International where our motto is, WE SERVE.

The Guiding Principles of the Clifton Lions Club Inc. are:

  1. Seek to promote a sprit of understanding, good government and good citizenship
  2. Take an active part and interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community
  3. Provide a forum for open discussion of all matters of public interest while refraining from partisan politics and sectarian religion
  4. Encourage service minded people to serve their community without financial reward
  5. Promote efficiency and high ethical standards in commerce, industry, professions, public and private endeavors

Can you volunteer?

We are always looking for civic-minded individuals who are willing to donate some time and effort toward making our Club and community a better place in which to live. You can join us and learn more about what Lions really do to help others. Through membership, Lions not only help people in need, but they have opportunities to develop personal friendships and gain valuable leadership skills which can be useful in their work or in their personal lives.

How else can you help the Clifton Lions Club?

Contact the President of the Club, Gary Welshenbaugh at welschenbach @ cox.net.