District 31L Lions Clubs of WNC

District 31-L Lions Clubs of North Carolina

Susan Fernandez, District Governor 2023-24

THEME: "Sharing the Vision Together"

Welcome to the home of the District 31L Lions Clubs in western North Carolina. We are glad you have taken the time to visit us here.


“It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision..”   - Helen Keller


The coming year one of the goals is to focus on the Five Global Causes:  Childhood Cancer; Diabetes; Hunger; Environment and Vision.  I am challenging each Club to have at least one service project and/or fundraiser for each of the causes.

Being a Lion has been one of the most rewarding parts of my life.  I am fortunate to be able to serve and have met so many wonderful Lions that have become friends and my Lion family.  It is an experience that I wish so many more could share.  Every Lion knows that feeling, and we would love for you to share our vision together.

District Governor Susan Fernandez Welcome
Marjorie McCune Assisted Living Center Black Mountain North Carolina

Marjorie McCune Community

The Marjorie McCune Community is a licensed Adult Care Home owned and operated by the Lions of Western North Carolina, and has a simple mission:

“To meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents in a home-like environment, with independence, freedom of choice and dignity.”


North Carolina Lions Camp Dogwood

Camp Dogwood

Since 1967, Camp Dogwood for the Blind & Visually Impaired has been a beacon of service to citizens from all over North Carolina. This summer destination provides a wonderful and therapeutic vacation retreat for persons with blindness and visual impairment.

Camp Dogwood is a recreational facility located on Lake Norman in Catawba County. It is the flagship of the North Carolina Lions organization.


North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament

VIP Fishing Tournament

The North Carolina Lions VIP Fishing Tournament will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary this October. This three-day event is the world's largest fishing tournament for the blind and visually impaired.

The event attracts more than 350 visually impaired persons, 130 sighted guests, and 300 volunteers to the Outer Banks each year for a fishing tournament and educational, recreational, and personal growth opportunities.