You've reached the website of the Deep Creek Lake Lions club , a local affiliate of the Lions Clubs International (www.lionsclubs.org), the largest service organization in the world.
Our Club's mission is to improve the lives of the visually impaired and our local community members, with a special emphasis on outdoor recreation and community serivce.
We provide services and support for vision health in our local area. Operate and maintain the McHenry Community Park, with a historical, interpretive trail system; a ball baseball/softball field; a dog park; and other amenities.
Our club serves the Deep Creek Lake, MD area and we run two major programs - the Blind Skiers and Blind Campers and sponsor fundraisers like the Boat Parade, Poker Cruise and Casino Nights.
At the 1925 International Convention of Lions, Helen Keller challenged the collected delegates to become “Knights of the Blind” and “to make the lives of the blind more worthwhile everywhere by . . . giving them the joy of normal activity.” For a few weeks each year for over three decades, the Deep Creek Lake Lions have done just that by bringing blind children to the Deep Creek Lake area to enjoy activities that most fully-sighted visitors and residents take for granted.