Make a difference.


Our mission is to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs.

Lions Club Member

Since 1953, the DeWitt Noon Lions Club has been a vital part of the DeWitt Community, marshalling volunteers to assist with many civic projects, supporting youth activities, promoting sight-saving programs and contributing positively to the quality of life while also supporting the work of Lions Clubs International and the Iowa Lions Foundation.

With over 90 + Members, we are committed to the Lion's motto, "We Serve."

To carry out this mission, we participate in several fund-raising activities and contribute financially to worth while causes. We further this mission by individual and group volunteer service.

One of our best fund-raising activity is the Travelogue Series which has been ongoing for 49 years.

As Lions we are best known for our efforts to end preventable blindness. We also conduct vision screenings for children, provide eye exams, eyeglasses and hearing aids, as well, for those in need. In addition we have contributed to diabetes research and have sent children to diabetes camp.


Ready to SERVE?

Be a Lion.


Message from the President


As we enter a new year of Lion-ism, there are many opportunities for our club to support the Lions International goals and objectives.  Following our motto "WE SERVE", each of us can directly improve the community with our service activities.

To be a strong organization, continued growth of our club by increasing the membership is essential.  We can all do this by "just asking" potential members to join us.  The "Power of We" is stronger as our membership grows.

Our strategic focus on Diabetes, Pediatric Cancer, Hunger, Vision and Environment will serve the area well.  Our current activities of cornea transports, Iowa KidSight, collection of eye glasses, hearing aids, blood and the butterfly garden support these initiatives well.  I believe we can do even more with the energetic members of our club.

Through improved advertising of our goals and accomplishments, utilizing the news media and internet based communications, we will grow momentum in our service activities.

Duane Hansen

DeWitt Noon Lions President



Our aim is to serve the DeWitt community and support the efforts of Lions Clubs International.

We welcome your comments regarding what we do and how we can improve our activities.  If you would like to see us closer in action, please attend one of our weekly meetings as our guest.  Lunch is served at 11:45 a.m. each Thursday at the First Congregational fellowship hall on the east edge of DeWitt, across from Central DeWitt High School.  Please contact us if you would like additional information or if you are interested in joining us.  We’d like to get to know you!

We Serve!


  • President: Duane Hansen
  • 1st Vice President: Robin Krogman
  • 2nd Vice President: Peg Thiltgen
  • Secretary: Jane Kedley
  • Treasurer: Paul Schnack
  • Publicity Chairperson: Peg Thiltgen
  • Past President: Merle Ocken
  • 1st Year Director: Bob Hansen
  • 1st Year Director: Verna Turnis
  • 2nd Year Director: Mark McDermott
  • 2nd Year Director: Paul Hill
  • Lion Tamer: Jim Hetrick
  • 1st Year Tail Twister: Monica Murphy
  • 1st Year Tail Twister: Don Thiltgen
  • 2nd Year Tail Twister: Mary Rueter
  • 2nd Year Tail Twister: Danielle Houston
  • Membership Chair: Jacquelyn Polansky
  • LCIF Co-ordinator: Jacquelyn Polansky