Zumbro Falls Lioness/Lions, 40 years and counting!


40 years ago, the Zumbro Falls Lioness club held their charter night banquet on May 19th, 1984. The club was sponsored by the Zumbro Falls Lions group and 27 excited women signed on as charter members. Some projects back in the day were bake sales, pancake breakfast, chicken BBQ, scholarships and a benefit held to raise money for a medical van, just to name a few.

The Zumbro Falls Lioness held another charter night on September 15th, 2021 and became the Zumbro Falls Lioness/Lions group to conform with Lions club international.

Lions club International was started in 1917 in Chicago by Melvin Jones to gather people to help improve their communities. Now over 100 years later, there are chapters all over the world. Current chapter activities include adopt a highway, pizza and bingo party for Great River Homes, bake sales, Easter egg hunt, bingo manpower, scholarships, concession stand and various other activities.

For 40 years the Zumbro Falls chapter has been making a difference in Zumbro Falls and surrounding communities. Original charter member Arlys Schmidt has been a member in the chapter for all 40 years and shared some thoughts. "I have fantastic memories of the chapter over the years. We have done a lot for the community and carried out the Lions motto, we serve. The fun, fellowship and friendship has been enormous and I am grateful for all the people I have met". Well done Zumbro Falls Lioness/Lions, cheers to the next 40 years!