Lions Clubs focus on programming related to sight conservation, diabetes awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and other programs that support the local communities where Lions live. Lions Club International (LCI) is the world’s largest secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.3 million members in 203 countries around the world. The group sells fish stew at the Shad Festival and makes birthday calendars every year to raise money.
Grifton’s Lions Club meets the 1st and 3rd Monday at 7 pm at the Grifton Episcopal Church, located on Church Street, For more information about the Grifton Lion’s Club, contact the chairman, Al Cedeno, (252) 524-5127.
Veteran’s of Foreign Wars VFW Post 4062
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States, with its Auxiliaries, includes 2.2 million members in approximately 8,100 Posts worldwide. Its mission is to “honor the dead by helping the living” through veteran’s service, community service, national security and a strong national defense. The VFW has also fought for improving VA medical centers services for women veterans.
The group meets the 2nd Friday of the month at 7 pm at there Post on Hwy 11.
Grifton Garden Club
Twelve local women saw the need to promote the beautification of the community created the Grifton Garden Club over 55 years ago. With 27 active members today, the group sells bulbs in the spring for a fundraiser. They also sell Christmas ornaments of the old Grifton schoolhouse all year round. The group picks the yard of the month for the town, which the local paper publishes.
The group meets once a month on the second Monday of the month. For more information, you can contact Donna VanDyke, the groups publicist at (252) 524-5127.