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Mission Statement:

To be the leader in community and humanitarian service. To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding through the Lions Clubs Association. “We Serve” is more than a motto, it is our commitment to the Signal Mountain and Walden communities on the mountain.

Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events

Club Meeting Program Schedule


07/23/2024 Mark Mariakis; Signal Mountain High School Football Coach


08/13/2024 Kathy Mindel; Scenic City Therapy Pets - Chapter Leader, Love On A Leash


08/27/2024 Sarah Sumida; Southern College of Optometry, O.D. Candidate Class 0f 2026, Summer Intern - Signal Mountain Lions Club are sponsoring




09/24/2024 Wayne Haines, Executive Director & Diane McDermott, Development Director for Warrior Freedom Service Dogs, Helping Veterans Reconnect





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Raffle Tickets are now available.

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Signal Mountain Lions Annual Raffle is a major fundraising event of our organization. Proceeds from this event are used to fund Lions core programs including Student Scholarships, Youth Programs, Sight Conservation Programs and Support for other non-profit organizations in the community. Raffle will be conducted at Lions Labor Day BBQ - September 2, 2024

Signal Mountain Lions Charity is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and this event is permitted by the Secretary of State Division of Charitable Solicitation and Gaming. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.



Every month we will highlight an active committee of the club and give information on who is on the committee and what they do.

Kid Sight Screening Committee

Win Cooke - Chairman

This committee conducts Kid Sight Screening at local preschools. It is some of the most important work that Lions do. Catching eye problems of a young child that can often be corrected will change the childe's life forever. Read more about the workings of the committee by clicking the link bel

Kids Sight Screening Committee



Cindy McCall


Every month we feature a different member of the club to recognize them for their contributions to serve the club and community and provide a little interesting information about that member. Click the link below to read about our current Lion of the Month:

Lion of the Month Cindy McCall


Speaker Cindy McCall Apr 2024

50K Meals

Lions and Leos Pack 50,000 Meals


On Saturday, January 20, 2024, members of local Lions Clubs and the Signal Mountain High School Leo Club met at Hope for the Inner City in Chattanooga to package 50,000 meals. Over 200 volunteers from Lions Clubs, Leos, local church ministry teams, and community churches packaged 52,844 meals in 2 ½ hours. Lions from Signal Mountain, Lookout Valley, Dayton, Dunlap, Hixson, and Red Bank Clubs worked with members of the Leo Club to complete the project.


The 50,000 meals will be distributed to local charities and churches by the Hope Of The Inner City, helping thousands of people in need.

Student Volunteers in

Optometric Service to Humanity


Southern College of Optometry

SCOSH has been serving needy individuals in third world countries with eye care for almost 50 years. The Signal Mountain Lions are proud to support this very worthy program. Read more about this group and how they perform their mission by clicking the link below:

SVOSH Program


Welcome Sign Repair Complete


Recently, club members took on the project of replacing the cedar shingle roofs on the welcome sign and information sign on Signal Mountain Road. The signs were originally built by club members about 40 years ago and the roofs had lived out their lives and need to be replaced. With financial help from the Lions Clubs International Foundation in the from of a community service grant and funds raised by the club, we were able to purchase the materials needed. Lions provided the labor and did the work. This is another example of how the Lions serve the community.

Information Sign


Click link below to view Club Orientation Program presented at a recent Club Meeting.

Orientation Part I



Click link below to view a program presented at a recent club meeting about the Kid Sight Screening program by Signal Mountain Lions.

Lions Sight Testing


Click link below to view the Orientation Part II program about District & Multi District Operations presented at a recent Club Meeting.

Orientation Part II



Meet Our Mascot

Irby the Lion

Irby the Lion plays a very important role in building brand recognition, loyalty, and interest in our club.  He promotes good will at club functions and is popular with young and old as well.

Read more by clicking the link below. 

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Fun Meeting

Lions meet twice a month for a short business meeting, to socialize and hear speakers on interesting topics.

Check the Calendar for more meeting details.

All are welcome!

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Lions at Work

Lions volunteer their time, talents, and resources to serve the community.  Recently they were asked to construct a building for the Signal Mountain Social Services that will be a place where people can drop off donations.
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Kid Sight Screening 

This is one of the most important services of the Lions Club.  Every year for the past 23+ years we have offered free eye screening for children from 1 to 6 years at the preschools in the community.  Using specialized handheld, portable, digital equipment, an image of the child’s eyes is taken (like a photograph).  The images are then sent to be analyzed by professionals at the Vanderbilt Pediatric Eye Center in Nashville.  If a problem is detected the parents are notified and recommendations for further follow up are made.  This is all free of charge and Lions provide funding for follow up care if needed.  If diagnosed and treated before the age of six many problems can be successfully treated.  If left untreated the sight problem could become a permanent problem.

Lions Share

 Lone Oak Check Presentation 2023
 100% of donations to the Signal Mountain Lions go back to the community to support grant programs that allow us to help the local community and others on a larger scale and do more than they could on their own. 

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SMLC Donations 2020-2021

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Shred Day

Lions offer Free Document Shredding twice a year - in the Spring and Fall.  This is a safe way to dispose of personal documents. 


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Christmas Train

Lions are the caretakers of the Christmas Train and with the help of town employees display the train for the Christmas season.  It is a popular place for children to play and to get a good picture made.

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Student Scholarships


Signal Mountain Lions award at least two scholarships to students who reside in the 37377 zip code and one to Leo Club member every year.  The scholarships pay up to $1,000 per year for four years to help needy students pursue their goals of learning at accredited schools. 

Click here to download Scholarship Application

Senior Services


Members of the club reach out to seniors in the community to offer various types of service from ride sharing to calling bingo at Alexian Village. 

Veterans Outreach

Signal Mountain Lions reached out to local veterans by forming the Signal Mountain Veterans Group.  Their mission is to foster a spirit of friendship and community among all veterans.  All are welcome.  We are inclusive of all military branches from all periods of service.

Lions BBQ



BBQ Crowd

Lions hold a BBQ event on the 4th of July and Labor Day every year to offer the community a place to come together for delicious food and fellowship. This is a great family orientated event for the whole mountain.


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Sight Services & Sight Restorations

Lions collect used eyeglasses for recycle and provide new glasses for those in need. There are six collection boxes at various locations on the mountain for people to drop off their used and unwanted glasses.

Leo Clubs



Lions sponsor Leo Clubs at the Signal Mountain Middle High School and the McCallie school. These clubs introduce students to the value of community service. Leos and Lions work together to make a positive impact within the community.

Annual Raffle 

Leos Raffle Draw Labor Day 2022

Lions conduct an annual raffle to raise funds for scholarships, sight conservation projects and to support other community non-profit organizations.  This is the clubs major fundraising event.  


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Community Outreach


Lions support many local community organizations with hands on work and financial donations.   Lions understand we can achieve more when we work together.  Partnering with like-minded organizations is positive for both organizations and the community. 

Lions Club Network

Lions Clubs International is an association of individual clubs in 208 countries.  Here in Hamilton County there are 10 Lion Clubs.  In the state of Tennessee there are over 200 clubs.  The clubs come together for regular zone and district meetings to exchange ideas and network the resources of their world-wide organization. 

Members Networking

The Lions Club offers members an opportunity to network with other members and people in the community.  This is a great way to meet people and make new friends on Signal Mountain and beyond.  This often leads to long lasting relationships.  Members can post their business cards here.


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Team Spirit



Lions serve the community in many ways and have a good time doing it. From serving concessions at the football games to cooking BBQ on the 4th of July, the time together creates a solidarity among members that will last a life time.  

Turkey Sales 

Lions now roast turkeys for Thanksgiving.  These are whole 14-16 lb. turkeys that are slow roasted.  Moist and flavorful whole turkeys.  Best on the mountain.  Let the Lions cook turkey for your Holiday meal.

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