Welcome to the Prescott Noon Lions Club Home Page

P.O. Box 2215, Prescott, Arizona 86302-2215

Downtown Prescott, AZ with view of Thumb Butte

2015 - 2016 Officers

Lou Nemeth, President

Doug Ruckel , Secretary

Bill Schwabe , Treasurer

Chuck Mathews, 1st Vice President

Bob Welch, 2nd Vice President

Harry Gooding, 3rd Vice President

Phil Weliky, Immediate Past President

Steve Hodges , Tail Twister

Kim Zimmerman , Lion Tamer

John Schmitt, Membership Chairman

Lynn Boutwell, Paper Project Chairman

Jim Townsend, Sight and Hearing Chairman


Applications for Sight and Hearing Assistance to individuals are available at the following locations or contact Jim Townsend at 928-443-1232:

Arizona Dept. of Economic Security , 1555 Iron Springs Rd., Prescott
Arizona Dept. of Economic Security , 234 Grove Ave., Prescott
Catholic Social Services, 116 N. Summit Ave., Prescott
DES/NACOG, 221 N. Marine St., Prescott
Salvation Army, 237 S. Montezuma St., Prescott


About Lions International
About Our Club

The Lions Club was founded in 1917 by Melvin Jones. He was the Secretary of a local businessman's club when he was asked, "What if these men's talents could be put to work in unselfish service to others?" Starting in 1916, he began to write to other businessmen's clubs soliciting their comments on forming a national club. Despite some responses to essentially "mind his own business", he persisted in his efforts and on June 17th, 1917, twenty delegates representing 27 clubs from various parts of the country met to form what is now known as Lions Clubs International.

The Lions Club Motto:   We Serve.

Lions Seal

Chartered on June 15th, 1949, in Multiple District 21-A, the Prescott Noon Lions Club was sponsored by the Glendale (AZ) Lions Club. The Club now belongs to Multiple District 21-C which has six regions and 0ver 4300 members.

Members of the Prescott Noon Lions Club meet every Wednesday to socialize and enlist member participation in various activities in Prescott and Yavapai County that benefit local charities and organizations that service sight and hearing impaired local citizens, as well as other worthy causes in our area. Our always-present newspaper recycling bins, serviced by member- staffed paper recycling crews meeting twice a week at our recycling facility have resulted in over $200,000 in yearly donations in past years. Food booths, pancake breakfasts and other fund-raising efforts throughout the year allow our members to proudly serve our community. With male Lions Club membership and female Lioness Club membership, we can give back to our community and enjoy a lively social gathering with our fellow members.

Regular club meetings are held every Wednesday at Plaza Bonita restaurant in Prescott from noon to 1 PM

Click on this link for Lions Club International Information: http://www.LionNet.com

Click on this link for USA Lions Club Information: http://www.lionsusa.com 

For Information about meetings and membership, contact:
John Schmitt: 928-771-0175

For Information about Sight and Hearing Assistance, contact:
Jim Townsend: 928-443-1232

Prescott Noon Lions meet every Wednesday at the Plaza Bonita Restaurant adjacent to
the Prescottonian Motel at 1317 E. Gurley Street. Meeting time and cost, noon/$11.

Next regular Board Meeting on May 11th immediately following the lunch meeting

To download the April PNL Lion Prints Newsletter in .pdf format click here

To download the latest Club Photo Roster in .pdf format click here

To access Club documents in .pdf format click here

Club Speaker Schedule for Regular Wednesday Meetings:
May 4
Ted Blake, Director of Athletics, Embry Riddle
Aeronautical University
April 6 Graham Bachelor: Yavapai County Jeep Posse Search and Rescue
May 11
Business Meeting April 13 Business Meeting
May 18
Patricia Berlowe, Administrator of the Osher Life Learning Institute Program at Yavapai College (OLLI) April 20 Bill Weiss: The rise of the Jewish Gangster in America (just for our retired cop buddies)
May 25
Alexandria M. Wright, Director of the Yavapai College
Regional Economic Development Center
April 27 Nick Manderfield, Associate Professor, College of Aviation, Embry-Riddle University

A major source of the funds that the Prescott Noon Lions raise and distribute to local charities is the recycling of newspapers by our paper crews. Below is a listing of current locations of bins and trailers in Prescott where you can deposit your loose, bagged or tied newspapers and magazines for us to recycle. Our recycling helps the City of Prescott and funds our charitable contributions everywhere.


  • Albertson's Mkt., 174 E. Sheldon St., east end of parking lot
  • Alta Vista Sr. Living, 916 Canterbury Ln.
  • City of Prescott Xfer Station, Sun Dog Ranch Rd.
  • Costco, 3911 E. Hwy. 69, West end of parking lot
  • Fry's Mkt., 3198 Willow Creek Rd., east end of parking lot
  • Fry's Mkt., 950 Fair St., west end of parking lot
  • Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr.
  • Pine Lawn MH RV Park, 910 W. Gurley St.
  • Plaza Bowling Alley parking lot off Thumb Butte & Plaza Dr.
  • Prescott Adult Center, 1280 E Rosser Street
  • Prescott Gardens Mobile Home Park, 510 Copper Basin Rd.
  • Prescott Lakes Sr. Apts., 2105 Blooming Hills Dr.
  • Prescott Public Library, 215 E. Goodwin St., lower parking lot
  • Safeway Mkt., 1044 Willow Creek Rd., East end of parking lot
  • Safeway Mkt., 450 White Spar Rd., east end of parking lot
  • Samaritan Village and Towers, 1030 Scott Dr.  
  • Veterans Admin. Hospital, 500 N. Hwy. 89, off East Rd.
  • Yavapai College, 1100 E. Sheldon St., next to Bldg. 7
  • Yavapai County Community Health Services, 1090 Commerce Dr.


Recycling Trailer
Recycling Trailer at Fry's Miller Valley
Recycling Bin

Charitable groups and organizations wishing to apply to the Prescott Noon Lions for consideration of a contribution or donation may download an application for assistance in .pdf format by clicking here. A free Adobe .pdf format reader can be downloaded on the internet by clicking here. For those who would like to apply for contributions using a Word format document click here. Applications for our next contribution cycle MUST be received no later than October 1, 2016.

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