When caring people join together, roll up their sleeves and take action to make their community better, it’s a beautiful thing—and an incredible feeling for everyone involved. That’s Lions. Being a Lion is about leading by example, building relationships and improving the world through kindness. It’s 1.4 million caring men and women serving together so they can make a lasting impact and change more lives. 

Who We Are

The Bay Area League of Extraordinary Lions are a local specialty club focusing on supporting our differently-abled neighbors in fulfilling their lives.  Our members are made up of individuals with special needs or physical disabilities and the individuals that support us. We hope to be an outreach for others by providing resources, direct support and events where our differences are celebrated.  Our club hopes to build an inclusive community where everyone celebrates the extraordinary gifts and talents that we all have.  Despite what others classify us as we believe no one is truly disabled but differently-abled and we prove that every day by overcoming whatever challenges that face us.

The Bay Area League of Extraordinary Lions are proud members of the Lions of Texas Multiple District 2-S4 and our members come from all over the Upper Gulf Coast of Texas.  We currently support the communities in Galveston County, Harris County, Brazoria County and Fort Bend County. 

Who We Work With

Summer Camp
Texas Lions Camp was founded on the principle that every child is deserving of a happy childhood. By inviting children to participate in activities they may have otherwise believed out of their reach, we hope to help them improve their self-esteem and step into their life's calling.

Corneal Transplants
Lions Eye Bank of Texas works inside the Department of Ophthalmology at Baylor University to the provide clinical resources of corneal specialists and others to assist in training and management of the eye bank and the corneal transplants. These resources provide solutions for those in need of sight.

Disaster  Relief
Texas Lions Foundation concentrates its efforts in two areas: humanitarian services and disaster relief. (Grant guidelines) The Foundation strives to support projects that, while falling into one of these two categories, also have long-term and far reaching effects, and promote the objectives of the TLF.

Blind Living Skills
World Services for the Blind serve people who are blind and visuall impaired learn independent living and job training skills. The goal of the rehabilitation center is to prepare blind and visually impaired people to function independently in our "sighted" society.

White Canes & More
Sight Conservation Services Preventing blindness wherever possible and aiding those in need of visual assistance In keeping with one of the oldest missions of the Lions around the world, our commitment is to prevent blindness wherever possible and to aid those in need of seeing assistance.

Disaster Relief
District 2-S4 started the Disaster Relief Fund to help our areas afflicted by fires, floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and other disasters. This is aimed as an emergency and immediate help for individuals/families both Lions and non-Lions whose lives have been disrupted by natural disasters.

VSP Eyes of Hope
District 2-S4 and our clubs are local partners for the VSP Eyes of Hope program, which provides low income children and adults with free eye exams and no-cost glasses.

Rainbow  of  Hope Texas
Located in Rosharon, Texas, Rainbow of Hope of Texas provides services to those with Special Needs & Veterans through life skills training and their equine therapy called Thunder Hooves!

Humanitarian Support
The Lions Clubs International Foundation mission is to support the efforts of Lions clubs and partners in serving communities locally and globally, giving hope and impacting lives through humanitarian service projects and grants.

OFY Scholarship
The annual Texas Lions' Opportunity for Youth Scholarships provide students with the initiative to research and gain knowledge on various social ramifications of both diabetes and substance abuse. The contests start at the club level, and then are judged at the district before heading to State. 

Peace Poster Contest
Working with local students, our clubs have been sponsoring entries to the largest humanitarian art competition in the world for children aged 11 to 13. Creating peace posters gives children the chance to express their visions of peace and inspire the world through art and creativity.

Seeing Eye Dogs
Leader Dog trains seeing eye dogs to provide the freedom of movement taken for granted by the majority of the population. Every person deserves equal opportunity for independent travel. They are the answer for thousands of people in critical need of sight and human connectivity throughout North America.

Upcoming Events

Extraordinary Individuals Holiday Parade

BALEL is partnering with The League City Proud Organization on December 3rd to celebrate inclusivity a walking parade during Holiday In the Park.

BALEL to Participate at Holiday In the Park 12/02-12/03

We are looking for donations to support our Holiday Projects.  Consider purchasing from our Amazon Wish List: 

BALEL is coordinating vendors for the BTR Gumbo Cook Off.

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Next Club Meeting Monday, November 13th at Webster Presbyterian Church (201 W NASA Pkwy, Webster, TX 77598).  Special Guest Presentation by Kelsey Martin of Leader Dog Services for the Blind.  Come learn about Leader Dog and the Bay Area League of Extraordinary Lions! 

Club Leadership

Melaine Sweeney

Ann Henderson
Vice President

Maureen O'Connell

Lauren Arroyo
Treasurer & Membership Chair

Nancy Gray
District Guiding Lion

Roberta Brieden
District Guiding Lion

Our Club greatly appreciates all your support and donations.  Your generosity allows us to do so much more in the community!