The Conway Noon Lions Club, a member of the world’s largest service organization, has begun a membership drive.

The local club helps provide eye exams and glasses for those who cannot afford such care, refer those in need of eye surgery to Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, and collects used eyeglasses for recycling.

The service efforts in the community includes helping with disaster relief, recognizing outstanding teachers and public servants, awarding scholarships to graduates of local high schools, providing funding for participants in Boys and Girls State, facilitating local art students’ participation in the International Peace Poster Contest, and supporting local charities and causes such as Bethlehem House, Women’s Shelter, Boys and Girls Club, and the Bookcase for Every Child literacy program.

The club’s service extends beyond the community through support of World Services for the Blind, Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory, Mid-South Lions Sight and Hearing Service, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Lions Diabetes Awareness Service Center. The club connects with global projects with more than 45,000 clubs involving 1.35 million members in 200 countries.

The club meets at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday at China Town Restaurant and features a speaker of interest.

Those wishing to join can contact membership chairman Jim Davidson, at 450-7743 or for more information.