The Phoenix Biltmore Lions Club was established in 1964 by a group of business and professional people interested in serving the community while having fun  Known best for fighting blindness, Lions International is the world’s largest service organization of men and women.  With a motto of “We Serve,” the community also benefits from this organization with feeding the hungry, assisting those with sight and hearing disabilities, helping elderly citizens, and aiding veterans.

Since it was established in 1964 the Phoenix Biltmore Lions Club has raised and distributed money to various charities: Camp Tatiyee (a summer camp in Lakeside, Arizona, which hosts physically and mentally challenged children and adults), Leader Dogs for the Blind, the Arizona Association of Food Banks, Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, the 100 Club of Arizona (to help families of public safety officials who have lost their lives in the line of duty), Lions Campaign Sight First, Semper Fi Fund, free eye examinations and eyeglasses for needy children in the Phoenix area elementary schools, several families of activated National Guard, Reservists and veterans are adopted during the Holiday season every year, a scholarship fund for persons wishing to pursue higher education has been established and various other local community projects which do not qualify for major funding.

Fundraising is conducted with an annual golf tournament (held every year since 1967), a annual charity dinner at Fogo de Chao restaurant in Scottsdale and, periodically, a Texas Hold’em poker tournament .

The Phoenix Biltmore Lions Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 pm for lunch at the Omaha Steakhouse Restaurant in the Embassy Suites at 2630 East Camelback Road.  If interested in checking out a group that has fun while providing help for many, be a guest for lunch any Thursday.  E-mail