Lions Clubs International is the World's largest service club with 1.4 million members in 194 countries.


The Nisswa Lions Club, at 80 plus members, is one of the largest and most effective clubs in Multiple District 5M, which covers Minnesota, Manitoba, and NW Ontario.


The Nisswa Lions Club was chartered in December of 1972 with 53 members. Brainerd Lions Club sponsored the Nisswa Club and hosted a charter night on 26 January 1973.


Worldwide, Lions Clubs are recognized for their service to the blind and hearing impaired. Community wide, the Nisswa Lions are recognized for their unselfish sharing of money, time, and labor to help the poor and/or unfortunate families through difficult times and circumstances.


An approximate annual sum of $50,000 is used to fund individual family needs, school programs, Nisswa Police Department, Nisswa Fire Department, and student scholarships. Lion's worldwide programs of sight conservation, hearing, diabetes, education, and aid to natural disasters are also supported by the Nisswa Lions Club.


This club was started by men who understood the needs of this community and who had long term "vision" to see solutions made possible through a worldwide service organization such as Lions Clubs International. Decades later, men and women are invited to be Lions  who have the same "Vision" and commitment.