Welcome to the Prescott Noon Lions Club Home Page

P.O. Box 2215, Prescott, AZ 86302-2215; prescottnoonlions@gmail.com

Downtown Prescott, AZ with view of Thumb Butte

2016 - 2017 Officers

Chuck Matthews, President

Doug Ruckel , Secretary

Bob Dressler , Treasurer

Bob Welch, 1st Vice President

Harry Gooding, 2nd Vice President

Steve Hodges, 3rd Vice President

Lou Nemeth , Immediate Past President

Paul Bauman , Tail Twister

Kim Zimmerman , Lion Tamer

John Schmitt, Membership Chairman

Mike First , 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 December 14Th immediately following the lunch meeting

To download the November 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

January 4
Andy Lloyd, dog trainer, dog behavior specialist and owner of Dandy Dog’s: Dog behavior and tips on basic remediation to common dog issues December 7 No Meeting
January 11
Business Meeting December 14 Business Meeting
January 18
Captain James McInerny, Arizona Rangers: A brief history of the Arizona Rangers and what it entails to join the organization December 21 Yvonne Lowther, Owner of Wild West Alpaca Ranch
January 25
Lion Scott Armstrong, retired police officer and supervisor in security in the ER: “How to Survive the E.R. without getting SidkER.” My observations and advice for good practices and safety procedures when you have to go to the Emergency Room for help December 28 No Meeting


Keep your Arizona Income Tax in the Prescott Community!

Contribute up to $400 as a single person, or up to $800 as a couple, to the Prescott Noon Lions Foundation and GET A TAX CREDIT (not just a deduction) for the full amount of your donation on your Arizona income tax -- and get a charitable deduction on your Federal income tax!!! The Lions then use 100% of the money donated to help people in our local community.

Married residents filing jointly or single residents or heads of household can take a TAX CREDIT on donations up to $800 or $400, respectively, which can be subtracted dollar-for-dollar from their Arizona State Income Tax liability. This charitable tax credit is in addition to the other Arizona tax credits , such as the Schools tax credit. PLUS, you can deduct the amount of your donation if you itemize deductions on your Federal income tax return! This can save you more in income tax payments than the amount of your contribution!!! And 100% of your contribution goes back to Prescott area citizens in need.

To contribute, make a check out to the Prescott Noon Lions Foundation and send it with your name and mailing address to:

Prescott Noon Lions Foundation

P.O. Box 2215

Prescott, Arizona 86302

Prescott Noon Lions will send a letter back to you acknowledging your gift which can be used as proof of contribution for the tax authorities.

If you would like to donate with PayPal please go to:

Questions? Contact Mike Franklin at 69hokie@gmail.com, or Lou Nemeth at 928-777-8597

THANK YOU for helping our community through your donation

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.


  • Alta Vista Sr. Living, 916 Canterbury Ln.
  • Bank of America, 1030 Willow Creek Rd.
  • City of Prescott Transfer Station, Sun Dog Ranch Rd.
  • Costco, 3911 E. Hwy. 69, West end of parking lot
  • Fry's Market, 3198 Willow Creek Rd., east end of parking lot
  • Fry's Market, 950 Fair St., west end of parking lot
  • Good Samaritan Willow Winds, 3191 Aster Dr. off Sandretto
  • Las Fuentes Resort Village, 1035 Scott Dr.
  • Park Plaza Shopping Center, 400W. Goodwin St.
  • 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., 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 Fair Street
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.

Webmaster: Lion David Hartke at davidhartke@cableone.net