Plainfield Lions Club

The Plainfield Lions Club
Serving the Sight and Hearing Impaired
Established in 1949

Lions Club of Plainfield

The Plainfield Den of LIONS International was established in 1949. LIONS International was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in 1917 by insurance agent Melvin Jones and others. Lions Clubs International has ever since offered business and professional people a way of sharing their success by helping those less fortunate than themselves. The association became international when a club was formed in Canada in 1920. A highlight of its early history was a speech at the 1925 convention, when the legendary Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." They responded, and Lions are now best known for their sight-related programs, including SightFirst, the world's largest blindness prevention program.

General Information:


Lions Club of Plainfield


We Serve

Our Mission:

Serving the visual and hearing impaired while enjoying good fellowship.

Typical Member:

Business and professional people sharing their success by helping those less fortunate than themselves.


Eric Marsaglia


Robin Fugate (815) 926-7926

Meeting Time & Place:

American Legion Hall, 1356 W. Renwick Road, Plainfield. 7:00 P.M. 1st and 3rd Monday of every month

see the calendar.

Fundraising Activities:

Candy Days, Golf Outing, Silent Auction & Dinner, and other fundraising/social activities.


The Lions Club of Plainfield, established in 1949, is a local den of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest such organization, with 1.4 million members serving in more than 180 countries and areas. The association is both
non-political and non-sectarian.


Lions Club

In 1917, the founding members of the Lions Club International gather in front of one of the Chicago Art Institute's famed lion statues.

Plainfield Lions Club installs new officers