Wrentham Lions Club

About Us

Mission

Lions Clubs International is the largest service organization in the world, with more than 1.4 million members in 200 countries globally.  While our core mission is to be “knights of the blind” and raise money to help fund research in hopes to eradicate eye diseases and preventable blindness, Lions seek to be the global leader in community and humanitarian service; and strive to strengthen communities and support those in need in ways that impact lives globally.

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A Brief History

The Wrentham Lions Club is a local chapter of Lions Club International, a worldwide service organization that was founded in 1917 in Chicago, Illinois. The Wrentham Lions Club was chartered on February 22, 1960, and has been serving the community of Wrentham, Massachusetts, and its surrounding areas ever since.
The club was started by a group of local residents who wanted to make a positive impact on their community. They were inspired by the motto of Lions Club International, “We Serve,” and sought to help those in need through various service projects.
The Wrentham Lions Club is part of District 33K of Lions Club International, which covers much of southeastern Massachusetts. The club continues to thrive today, with a dedicated membership of volunteers who are committed to serving their community and making a difference in the world.

Helen Keller - The Wrentham Connection

In 1905, Hellen Keller bought a home in Wrentham, Massachusetts, which she called Arcan Ridge.

 She lived there with her companion and secretary, Polly Thomson, for over 40 years until her death in 1968. While living in Wrentham, Keller continued to write and speak about her experiences and her beliefs, and she remained an important figure in the disability rights movement.