Cottonwood Lions Club

Serving our community since 1950

Cottonwood, Arizona

Located in the beautiful Verde Valley

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Updated Thursday, August 09, 2018

Club Photo Album


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Cottonwood Lions Park

One of the first projects accomplished in Cottonwood by the Cottonwood Lions Club was "Lions Park" located at the intersection of Main and Willard in Old Town Cottonwood. The sign welcoming visitors to Cottonwood also indicates our regular breakfast meetings at Denny’s Restaurant at 6:30 a.m. on the first three Tuesdays of each month.

Building the sidewalk across from the Lions Park in 1959.

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Raising money for the Smelter City Fire Department, the Cottonwood Lions Club Follies on August 4th, 1950.

Top Row (Left to Right):

Jim Barrett, George Anderson, Russell Leadham, J.B. (Joe DIck, Frank Massaro, Ernest (Ernie) Ochoa

Bottom Row (Left to Right):

Glen Wright, Gen Everett, Rusty Verretto, Adolf Mongini

Year-Round Collection of Eye Glasses and Hearing Aides


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Lion Maureen Haggard (left) and the late Charmaine Cunningham sort glasses into four different categories.


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Look for the big, blue box in the Vision Center at the Wal-Mart Super Center.

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Lions Leni Reihl and Patti Spink appear to be having fun sorting a mountain of glasses.

Previously-owned eyeglasses and hearing aids are collected at several locations around town—Westcott Funeral Home, Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, Fornara Eye Center, Old Town Mission, and Wal-Mart Vision Center.


Three or four times a year several ladies from the Lions gather at Lion Maureen Haggard’s house to sort the donations for shipping to the Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation in Phoenix. From there they are distributed all over the world; but the best ones stay here in Arizona for those less fortunate among us who cannot afford glasses or hearing aids.

Year-Round Recycling of Aluminum Cans to Raise Funds

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Look for the bright yellow garbage bin half way between the Cottonwood Middle School and the Clemenceau Museum

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Lion Bill Allen fishes cans out of the bin to transport to a central collection site.


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Lion Bill Allen weighs in the day’s catch of aluminum cans and dumps them into large canvas bags which are picked up weekly by Sedona Recycles.

In order to have money to contribute the many worthwhile activities of the Lions Club, we recycle aluminum cans year round. The Cottonwood Lions Club keeps the area picked up and reasonably clean in exchange for being allowed to place our own collection bin next to the other bins at the site.

New Equipment for Old Town Mission Health Center Vision Clinic

New Phoropter and Slit Lamp purchased with the City of Cottonwood Community Based Grant

Non Contact Tonometer purchased with the City of Cottonwood Community Based Grant Brewer Stool purchased by the Cottonwood Lions Club Eyeglasses donated by Walman’s Optical Auto Refractor purchased through the Yavapai County Community Foundation 2005 Eye care Grant and Cottonwood Lions Club funding.

Dr. Vickers plague - founder of the Vision Clinic

The covenant Past President hat is passed on to Lion Bob Cunningham from Lion Bill Allen on October 10th, 2006

Longtime Lion - Lion Robert Cunningham

We knew he had been around for a longtime, but this proves it...

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