Ames Noon Lions Club

The Ames Noon Lions Club meets weekly Thursday from noon to one o’clock throughout the year at the Ames Golf and Country Club. Programs are presented covering many of the local aspects of Ames. Guests are always welcome. 

President:                       Don Schaffer

1st. Vice President:        Stephen Simpson

2nd. Vice President:       

Secretary:                       Jim Gunning

Treasurer:                       Dave Blakeley

Director (1year)              John Maurer

Director (1year)              

Director (2year)               Joe Paulson

Director (2year)               Roger Bentley

Director (2year)               Ron Holte

Board Members:


Jim Gunning 4623 Dover Dr. Ames, Iowa 50014

Phone: 515-292-8412



Tail Twister Co-Chair                   Jack Smalling

Tail Twister Co-Chair                   John Maurer

Lion Tamer Co-Chair                   John Even Jr.

Lion Tamer Co-Chair                   Vic Tamashunas

Membership Chairs                     Joe Paulson

                                                    Don Schaffer

Immediate Past President          

 The Ames Lions Club raises money to support many local organizations in addition to helping those in need with vision-related assistance.  We are currently providing funding to the Raising Readers in Story County to provide age appropriate books to children throughout Story County.

Currently the Ames Lions club is not meeting in person due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some members are meeting informally for lunch on Thursday noon at various locations as restrictions have lifted somewhat. As Lions we look forward to being able to get together again in the not too distant future.

Need eyeglasses assistance?  The Ames Lions can help with financial assistance to those in need to get glasses with local optometry providers. Please print the application for assistance  below and send to Jim Gunning, 4623 Dover Dr., Ames, Iowa,50014.  The Lions health committee will consider your application and contact you as soon as possible.

Lions Eyeglass Assistance Application