About Us


Serving Johnston Since 1945

The Johnston Lions Club is the longest functioning service organization in Johnston.

We provided community services such as street lighting and warning sirens before Johnston became a city in 1969.

We have assisted the Johnston schools with volunteer hours, dollars for sports awards banquets, teacher appreciation, bleachers in the gym, Christmas trees, flags, stadium press boxes, student scholarships, and eyeglasses for needy students.  In a joint project with the Johnston Booster Club, the Lions sells ads for the sports programs, contributing nearly $4,000 each year to assist with school enhancements.

In 1989 we built our community building for our club and we also make it available for rental for weddings, receptions, parties, meetings, and church.

The Lions Club sponsors and staffs the Johnston Farmers’ Market 21, held 21 weeks each summer.  An annual Book Sale raises nearly $2,500 each year for the Johnston Public Library.  Other contributions aid eye sight related programs.

Mission

Our mission is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement.

Contact us at:

   PO Box 52

   Johnston, Iowa  50131

   (515) 270-6171

Financials:

The Johnston Lions Club is incorporated as a 501(c)4 organization, reflecting its civic purpose of promoting social welfare.  As such, the club is exempt from paying federal income taxes.  However, contributions to the club are not tax deductible for the contributors; and the club is not exempt from paying state sales tax.  Each year, the club files an IRS form 990 which is available for public inspection.  The filing for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 is available here: lions-2015-f990ez.