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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

12/13/22 - Lions Christmas Party (Last Meeting of the Calendar Year)

Mel's Pics



We mourn the passing of our dear friend and fellow Lion who passed on November 25, 2022.

He was a great leader of our Club and had a passion to serve. We will miss him dearly.

Click the link below to read more of his achievements.

Mel Tryon 1947-2022



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

Chairman Win Cooke

Active members: Nelle Cooke, Mac Cauthen, Paul Hendricks, Paul Jensen, Blythe & Joe Houser, Carol Simmons.

Kid Sight Screening was started by Tennessee Lions in 1997 and the Signal Mountain Lions have been actively screening pre-school children since the program began. This year to date we have tested 174 preschoolers at St Timothy's, Signal Crest UNMC, Signal Mountain Presbyterian and LOPH. Our future schedule, as in the past, has us testing at Little Ms. Mag. VW preschool and the 2 Primrose schools down the mountain. We will also catch the new Signal preschool (formally Educare) and soliciting 2 new schools off the mountain. We estimate we will test 350-400 preschoolers during this school year with the objective of early detection of vision issues.


The Plus Optix camera is a remarkable piece of equipment that allows us to test up to 6 potential vision issues. Beyond preschools, we are expanding to test middle school kids in the inner city. While our protocol of sending results to Vanderbilt will not be accepted older children, we will be able to identify potential issues and refer them to local optometrists/ ophthalmologists for follow up. Read more by clicking the link below:

Kids Sight Screening


The Christmas Train is Back

Lions Club members have spruced up the Christmas Train and with the help of the town employees have stationed it in its usual place at the top of the mountain. Bring your children and grandchildren and have a picture made.


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

Lion of the Month 

Chris Cole LOM

Meet Lion Chris Cole

 Lion Chris has been an outstanding member of our club for 27 years.  He has served in many positions on the board of directors and various committees.  He participates in all club projects and is ready to serve at all times.  He is a Lion you should know

Read more by clicking the link below. 

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Fun Meetings

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

 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.

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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 


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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