Lions Club seeks veterans

WEIRTON – The Weirton Lions Club is offering local U.S. veterans an opportunity to serve the Weirton community.

The “Involve a U.S. Veteran” program is a nationwide initiative sponsored by Lions Clubs International that offers qualified U.S. veterans an entrance fee waiver of up to $30 when joining a local Lions club. The waiver is available to the first 5000 U.S. veterans, and the program runs through June 30, 2015.

Eligible veterans include Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard personnel who are retired or were honorably discharged from these services. National Guard and Reserve personnel who were called to active duty for other than training – people who may still be enlisted in these services – and other personnel the U.S. services consider a veteran are also eligible.

To learn more about the “Involve a U.S. Veteran” program or the Weirton Lions Club, contact President Ken Howell at (304) 723-3076.

The Weirton Lions Club meets monthly on the first Tuesday of the month.

Lions Clubs International is the largest service club organization in the world. There are 1.35 million members in more than 46,000 clubs serving communities in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the globe.

Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired, championed youth initiatives and strengthened local communities through hands-on service and humanitarian projects.

The Weirton Lions Club has been serving the Weirton community since 1937. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit