The volunteer service organization Lions Club International wants to form a club in the Hampden area, Harold Boccia has told the Hampden Village Merchants Association.
Boccia, of Lions Club International District 22-A, which covers all the Lions clubs in Maryland, said the planned club would be sponsored by the Cockeysville Lions Club.
He said eight people have signed up to be mmbers and they need at least 20 for a traditional club.
There are about 45,000 Lions clubs in 208 countries, with about 1.3 million members, Boccia said.
He said there has been one meeting so far, at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Hampden, about forming the club, but that no location has been chosen yet.
Lions officials are seeking the help of the merchants’ association because, “No one knows the community better than you folks here,” Boccia said.
Lions clubs are known for charity services, such as offering eyeglasses and hearing aids to the needy. feeding the hungry and disaster relief aidf, according to Boccia and a brochure that he brought.
There is a one time charter fee of $30 per members and annual dues of $39, the brochure states.