Lions Club of Union City


Join the Union City Lions Club

Lions do many good things within our community and we would like to have your help and participation. If you want to know more about how to become a Lion, or explore ways to participate in our community, please send an email to our Membership Director Marlene Benedict at or by calling Lion Marlene at 510-468-6535mbership Director This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or, contact him by cell phone atMmmmmmmm.  You can also download the application form by clicking on the following link. Download Application Form.


Membership Process

Step One: Visit Us.
Attend one of our Club meetings or events. A special invitation is not necessary, but if you let us know you are coming, we can plan to have someone greet you and introduce you to our members. For your first regular Club meeting, we will treat you to dinner as our guest. We meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday, 6:30 pm at Tomatina's Union City.


Step Two: Find a Sponsor.
The role of your sponsor is to be your mentor and friend, and to teach you about the organization and to become actively involved. You may ask a member you know to sponsor you, or contact our Membership Director, to help you with sponsorship and to make the arrangements.


Step Three: Apply for Membership
Complete an application form, which will be provided by your sponsor or the Membership Director. The form should be submitted to the Membership Director, along with your dues payment.


Step Four: Pay Dues.
Annual dues are currently $125 per year, which runs from July 1 through June 30. Plus a one time initiation fee of $35 to Lions International. For your first year, dues will be prorated (except Lions International Fee of $35) from the month your membership begins. 


Step Four: Approval of Membership
The Membership Director will present your application to the Board of Directors at the next monthly meeting, where it must be accepted and approved. This is a formality, and unless there are unusual circumstances, our standard practice is that approval is given at the same time.


Step Five: Induction
Your induction into the Club will be scheduled at the next general Club meeting following your approval. Your sponsor will stand up with you, as you are sworn in as a new Lion member.


Step Six: Get to Work!
Once you become a member of the world's largest service organization, you will have opportunities to participate in many rewarding community service projects.

For more information, please contact our Membership Director.

Frequently Asked Questions
Who are the Club members?

We are made up of dedicated people, just like you! We do great work, we make lifelong friends, and we have a lot of fun along the way. Members have a desire to be involved in community service in Union City. You probably already know many of our members as your friends and neighbors.


Doesn’t this take a lot of time?

Not really. The amount of time you put into the Lions Club is up to you. No one person is expected to do it all. The Club meets twice a month, on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. Generally, one meeting is scheduled at lunchtime, and the other is in the evening. Meetings of working committees are held as required. Time spent at meetings and on service projects should be based upon what makes you feel comfortable while balancing your work and family priorities.


How can I help?

As a Lion, you can help provide your neighbors, and the world, with eyeglasses, hearing aids, eye surgeries, kids summer camps, reading help, student scholarships, vocational and life skills training, disaster relief, drug and alcohol abuse prevention programs, and financial and human assistance for many, many, other needed local and global services.


What is the next step?

To find out more about the club, just ask a Union City Lion or take a look at our "Join Us" page. Either way you will be invited to be our guest at one of our meetings to meet us and learn more about the club.


Where does this money go?

Every dime collected by Lions fundraisers goes directly to community services. Administrative expenses are paid by our members, through their dues payments.

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