Greater Metro Detroit Lions Club

2022-2023 Officers

President: Lion  Deborah Love


Vice President: Lion Dolores Preston Merritt


Secretary: Lion Toni Cannon Mitchell

Treasurer: Lion Terisita Anderson


Membership Chair: Lion Khadija Hicks


Tail Twister: Lion Dolores Preston Merritt




GMDLC Christmas Party December 2016

2018 Scrabble-Whist Fundraiser

2016 Ronald Mc Donald House Service  cooking dinner for families

2019 Annual Scrabble / Whist Fundraiser

Greater Metro Detroit Lions Club (GMDLC) is supporting Khyiana
Tate in her first book in her series!

She is the daughter of Lion Khadja Hicks
Khyiana is a Deaf senior at Michigan school for the Deaf. She was
born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She does not let her Deafness
stop her. She never takes no for an answer. She’s always making
sure the community is aware of Deaf Culture. She enjoys school and
making others laugh. Her dream is to publish a book series , to own
her own hair salon, and to continue teaching sign language to the
hearing community.
She has been involved with numerous organizations! She is a
general board member of the Association for the Advancement of
Deaf and Hard of Hearing (AADHH) and she also has attended
GMDLC events and meetings.
She’s breaking statistics and proving young Deaf women can be successful. Her goal is to bring awareness to sign
language so that everyone can be able to communicate with each other.
It is her desire that this book will build skills to understand the basic ASL alphabet to be encouraged to learn more for
better communication in sign language. She would like to make a series of books to bring Deaf Awareness to the
hearing community.
Here is her email to purchase books in person or if you would like to make a donation to Khyiana to purchase items
needed to make her book sells successful:
CashApp: $Khyiana
Here is Amazon link: click here

Please consider supporting this Deaf teen in being an entrepreneur.
Thank you for your support!
Lion Khadija Hicks, GMDLC Membership Chair

About Our Club: GMDLC was chartered in February 2009, GMDLC is currently 1 of34 Lions Clubs in District 11-A1.  In seven years of GMDLC existence, Our club has donated to many District 11-A1 Lions Clubs, and participated in the many community projects that they support .

We proudly support our district peers in lionism: Leader Dog for the Blind,   Lions Hearing Center of  Michigan and Penrickton for Blind Children just to name a few from a list of many.

GMDLC  members are proactively involved in a variety of projects including actively collecting unneeded eye glasses and used hearing aids, as we help those in need of hearing aids and eye glasses. We support deaf/hard of hearing community programs, activities, and events  such  as, Camps, and Deaf Awareness Day. 

Other projects are being added as GMDLC grows its membership with citizens/parents who want to network with like-minded individuals whom are passionate about community service. 

 Lions Hearing Center Of Michigan (LHC) along with GMDLC  created , and spearheads  the Love-Peel Scholarship for Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students, these scholarships are awarded annually. To date, over 36 Scholarships have been awarded since 2010, with more to come in the near future.

Our Mission is to create a broad-based collaborative community initiative. GMDLC assists, includes and involves Parents with deaf/hard of hearing children to help themselves complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency. 

Through GMDLC Community Involvement, Community Empowerment through information provided by GMDLC, and Advocacy rendered by GMDLC, through associates.  In order to support our peers helping them develop positive self-esteem, while working to assist them, and their children clarify values on which to build a successful life.

Lions clubs world wide raise money through fundraising, and direct donations on a continuous bases, all clubs then disperse those funds to the many charities, projects , and scholarships they have chosen to support. at the end of each fiscal year.

Membership Drive: We need your help. We understand that it is through the Help, Participation, and Resolve of MANY that Small Accomplishments are made GREAT.  Please Join Us


2022 Continuing Education Scholarship

Sponsored by 

Greater Metro Detroit Lions (GMDLC) & The Association for the Advancement of Deaf/Hard of Hearing (AADHH)

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