Foundation of Service

Northville Lions Club

Serving the needs of the Northville Community

Northville Lions in the Community
Giving Back to the Community
Northville Lions Club helps others in need with a warm meal when staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Detroit.

Want to feel good while doing good. Come join the Northville Lions Club and be a part of the community.
Northville Lions Club Peace Poster Winners
Shayaan Khan, our first-place winner at Hillside Middle School also earned first place at the district 11A judging.
Mitashi Dave, our first-place winner at Meads Mill Middle School also earned second place at the district 11A contest. Both students’ posters were framed and will be on display in their respective schools.
Congratulation to Shayaan and Mitashi for their success in the Lions Club International Peace Poster Contest.
Foundation of Service

The Lions Club moto is “We Serve” and the focus of this service has expanded over the years to include:



Disaster Relief



Childhood Cancer

The Environment


These efforts are addressed by Local Lions Clubs, Volunteers and Partners to improve the health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives.

The Northville Lions Club has had the good fortune over the last several years to have a partner like Stephanie Jones of the “Hand Crafters” to help us in accomplishing our mission.  100% of the donations collected at Hand Crafters events are used to fund local needs of the community.

Thank You Stephanie for your support and commitment to our community.


Chris Castellano NLC and Stephanie Jones "Hand Crafters"
Northville Lions Club & FB4K
The Northville Lions Club volunteered to clean and repair some of the many bikes collected by "Free Bikes for Kids"
FB4K collects bike donations from the community.  They use volunteers like the Northville Lions Club to ready the bike for their new owners.

This year FB4K will bring joy to over 3,500 kids, who will have a happier Christmas because of their efforts.
Northville Lions Club Builds Beds
Northville Lions Club member’s Clay Galarneau and Kevin Clark participated in the “Sleep In Heavenly Peace” build a bed project sponsored by the Western Wayne Chapter on June 18, 2022.
This project was a joint effort between several volunteer groups providing the labor and Sleep In Heavenly Peace-Western Wayne Chapter providing the plans, tools and materials.
The moto for the project is, “No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town” and because of their efforts, 47 more Kids will have a bed to sleep on. To learn more and get involved with the next build, click the link below.
Northville Lions Club Visits Leader Dog for the Blind
Leader Dog for the Blind is one of the many non-profits that the NLC supports. The club takes an active role in making sure your donations are used to support the kind of effort we all can be proud of. These visits are done at the members own expense, so all your donations go to the charity.
Unexpected, but well deserved.
At the March meeting of the Northville Lions Club, Clay Galarneau President was presented the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award by Larry Wegrzyn District Two Chairperson.
Clay was nominated for this award based on his contributions to the Northville Lions Club and Northville Community. Over the four years Clay has been a Lion, he has been the club president for two years. He has dedicated his time to club projects like Kid Sight, White Cane, Can and Bottle collection and much more. Clay leads by example, he is always first to offer his help, when anyone asks.
In the Northville Lions Club latest project assisting community members to schedule their COVID 19 vaccination appointments. Clay literally went the extra mile; he drove a Northville resident to Mt Clemens to get her vaccination.
Congratulations on your award Clay, it is well deserved.
Melvin Jones Fellowship Award
The Melvin Jones Fellowship, was created in 1973, takes its name from the founder of Lions Clubs International, Melvin Jones. It is an honor–not an award. The Melvin Jones Fellowship was established as Lions Clubs International Foundation’s (LCIF) highest form of recognition to acknowledge an individual’s dedication to humanitarian service.
The Melvin Jones Fellowship is the backbone of LCIF, providing 70 percent of its revenues. A recognition of humanitarian work, an Melvin Jones Fellowship is given to those who give US$1,000 to LCIF or to people for whom a donation was made by others. Melvin Jones Fellows receive an attractive lapel pin, a plaque, and a congratulatory letter.
Bottle and Can Drive is Gaining Speed

The Northville Lions Club is collecting returnable bottles and cans to raise funds.

Yes, they will help clean up that unsightly pile in the corner that has taken on a life of its own. You can feel good, by doing good.  All proceeds will be used to support local charities.

Just click the button below and tell us when and where we can pick up your donation.

Thanks for your support.
Peace Through Service
Inspire young people to showcase their talent.
Create memories that will last a lifetime.
Imagine more than 600,000 children sharing their visions of peace.

Lions International Peace Poster Contest is an international contest that encourages children, ages 11 to 13, to creatively express what peace means to them. The 2020-2021 contest theme is “Peace Through Service.” This contest allows students to share their unique images of peace with others, so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding.

The Northville Lions Club has sponsored the Peace Poster Contest locally for the sixth-grade students of Hillside and Meads Mill middle schools for several years. This contest promotes the idea of Peace by challenging the students to express their thoughts, imagination, and ideas around a specific theme. The Northville Community has a reputation of not only entering the largest number of posters for a single community, but also producing several winners at the Local, State and International Levels of this contest. You can review the works of the students on this website.  We have posted every entry for the last three years, along with a video interview with the top students discussing their posters.
Lions Serving the Northville Community

Our Northville Lions Club members were up early this morning to help the Northville Civic Concern with food deliveries for needy families in the Northville area. Seen here are Lions Clay Galarneau and Kevin Clark loading up a trunk with food supplies for several families in Northville on Friday morning. 

Many thanks to all the Lions members that showed up this morning to help with the deliveries. With great participation the deliveries went smoothly and were made in record time. Marlene noted that we made deliveries to 132 needy families. She also stated that this was the last week for home deliveries. Starting with the next food distribution on June 26, they will have the qualified families bring their cars to the Civic Concern and they will load the food into their trunks.

Thank you,
Lion Clay
Northville Lions Club Donates Funds to Northville Civic Concern

Northville Lions Club President Clay Galarneau shares a hardy elbow bump with Marlene Kunz director of Northville Civic Concern after presenting her a check.

Both organizations are committed to improving the Northville Community for all.
Lions serving Lions
At our January meeting we had a guest from the Livonia Lions Club Lion Allison Johnson, Secretary of the Livonia Lions. She noted that the Livonia Lions Club have been impressed by our efforts to grow our membership and the level of support on various Club activities the Northville Lions provided to help produce a successful outcome.

The Livonia Lions wanted to express their appreciation for that assistance in a very big way.  Allison Johnson presented Clay Galarneau, President of the Northville Lions Club with a check for $3,000 to be used in our community to further the impact we will have.