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

2017 - 2018 Officers

Bob Welch, President

Doug Ruckel , Secretary

Bob Dressler , Treasurer

Harry Gooding, 1st Vice President

Steve Hodges, 2nd Vice President

Mike Franklin, 3rd Vice President

Chuck Mathews , Immediate Past President

Frank Finley, Tail Twister

Kim Zimmerman , Lion Tamer

Dick Beers , Membership Chairman

Mike First , Paper Project Chairman

Jim Townsend, Sight and Hearing Chairman


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.

In 2017 Lions Club International (LCI) celebrated its Centennial year.  That Is 100 Years Of Service!   LCI has over 1,400,000 members in 47,880 clubs that span 200+ countries and geographic locations worldwide.  It is the largest service organization in the world.  As part of its Centennial year celebration, LCI issued a Centennial Service Challenge to all Lions Clubs.

Prescott Noon Lions (PNL) is proud to be part of this long tradition of service.  PNL embraced the Centennial Service Challenge with activities for relieving hunger, engaging our youth, sharing the vision and protecting our environment.  To learn more about the PNL’s Centennial Challenge click here.


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

If you would like to learn more about the Prescott Noon Lions Club click here.

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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/$12.

Contribute up to $400 as a single person or $800 as a couple to the Prescott Noon Lions Foundation and get a tax credit for the full amount of your donatioon on your Arizona income tax and get a charitable deduction on your Federal income tax. To read more about this go to here. To donate directly though Paypal click on the Donate button below:


Thank you Prescott for your incredible generosity in helping our Texas neighbors. Prescott Noon Lions Club, with help from the Prescott Evening Lions Club, collected $24,529.25 for Hurricane Harvey Relief!  This money was forwarded to LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (LCIF) specifically for Hurricane Harvey Relief. 

   As of March 7, 2018 LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION has received approximately $926,000 in designated Hurricane Harvey contributions. To date, $556,000.00 has been designated for the specific projects with the remaining $370,000.00 yet to be designated.  Thank you Prescott for helping us make a difference in restoring lives and families devastated by this storm.


The Noon Lions Club offers economic assistance for eye exams, the purchase of eyeglasses, hearing aids, and related services to low income beneficiaries. If you are a resident of Prescott and need assistance with eye care services or hearing services please fill out an Application for Assistance Form. Applications can either be downloaded, are available at the following locations or contact Jim Townsend at 928-443-1232. To download an application for assistance in .pdf format click here.

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


The Lions Clubs of Prescott provide free transportion for the blind.
To learn more about this program and register go here.

Next regular Board Meeting on March 14th immediately following the lunch meeting

To download the February 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

March Meetings
February Meetings
March 7
DG Ken Leja: District 21C events including the Spring Conference in Payson February 7 Jessi Hans, Executive Director of Coalition for Compassion and Justice (CCJ): Programs, services and goals that CCJ has hopes to implement in addressing the problems associated with the homeless in our community
March 14
Business Meeting February 14 Business Meeting
March 21
Justin Corbell: Update on Big Brother Big Sisters Organization February 21 Melinda Ponder, author and retired English professor: She will discuss her new book, “From Sea to Shining Sea.” This is a biography of Katherine Lee Bates, the woman who wrote “America the Beautiful” and who was also a teacher, community builder and patriot.
March 28
Martha Bader, Public Service Manager of Prescott Public Library: The library’s low vision grant February 28 Judd Simmons, Director, Yavapai County Assessor’s Office: He will discuss the policies and activities of the county assessor as it relates to the analysis, valuation, taxation and exceptions related to real estate in the County.

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.


The following is a list of locations where one can recycle newspapers. To download a map of these locations click here.

  • 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, 2017.

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