About The Urbandale Lions


Our Urbandale Lions Club welcomes men and women interested in joining an active service organization that is working to serve the needs of their local communities, their state, nation and the world. The Urbandale community has a Breakfast Lions Club, a Lioness Club and our evening Lions Club.

The evening Urbandale Lions Club has been a service club since 1946. We have had a hand in almost every civic project that has taken place in Urbandale and we look with pride at what has been accomplished in our community.

We meet at the Ralph Whitten Shelter House at 72nd and Prairie from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Our monthly dinner meeting is held on the 4th Thursday of every month and includes a program filled with fun, laughter and discussion on how to better serve our community.


The primary goal of all Lions is SERVICE and every year millions of hours are given and vast amounts of money are raised for donation to worthy projects and causes all over the world.

Lions International is by far the largest service organization in the world. There are over 1.3 million members in 202 countries and geographic areas who are conducting vision screenings, building parks, supporting eye hospitals, awarding scholarships assisting youth and providing help in time of disaster.

July 4th Parade


  • Host the High School Homecoming Pancake Supper.

  • Provide ticket sales for school sports events.

  • Assists in the Scholarship Brunch.

  • Advisor to the Leo Club.

  • Participates in the Urbandale 4th of July celebration.

  • Host the July 4th Bingo tent and fish pond.

  • Furnish eye glasses for needy students in our schools.

  • Collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids to be reconditioned and re-distributed throughout the world.

  • Provide eye screening conducted in local pre-schools.

  • Make donations to charities.

This is the location of the Lions Shelter House (also know as the Ralph Whitten Shelter House) at the corner of 72nd and Prairie Ave.