About the Pleasant Valley Lions

The Camarillo - Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club has been supporting the communities of Camarillo and Somis for 60 years, since 1945.
Every year the club raises approximately $60,000 through various fund raising activities, with all the funds going to support numerous charitable organizations and causes.
A very large portion of the club's donations stay within the Camarillo - Somis community and support many local organizations and causes such as:
  • Annual scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Adolfo Camarillo High School and Rio Mesa High School.
  • Annual donations in varying amounts to support the Boys & Girls Club of Camarillo.
  • Annual Children's Shopping Spree for 50 needy children for school clothes.
  • Ongoing program to cover the cost of eye exams and glasses for needy Camarillo - Somis school children.
  • Annual donation to support the Ventura County Academic Decathlon program.
  • Annual donation to the Camarillo Hospice Tree of Life.
  • Donations in varying amounts to the Camarillo Ranch Foundation.
  • Funding for transportation for Camarillo residents to/from classes at the Braille Institute in Santa Barbara.
  • Annual donation to the RAIN project and Chrildren's Christmas party.
  • Donation to support a Camarillo team in the Relay for Life Cancer Walk.

The Camarillo - Somis Pleasant Valley Lions Club also sponsors and funds a number of community services and events throughout the year. Among these are:

  • Provide transportation and Sighted-guide assistance to visually impaired shoppers.
  • Provide assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired.
  • The annual 4th of July Fireworks show.
  • The annual PV Lions - ROP Car Show in May.
  • A "Flag Day" for 3rd graders in all Camarillo and Somis elementary schools. PV Lion members visit every 3rd grade class to talk about the American Flag and present each student with their own American Flag.
  • The annual 5K run and 1K kids run at the Camarillo Ranch in September.
  • An "award winning" float in the annual Camarillo Christmas Parade.

In addition to the many local charitable activities and programs, the club also donates funds to support numerous large organizations such as:

  • Braille Institute
  • City of Hope
  • Guide Dogs of America
  • Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc.
  • Lions Sight and Hearing Center
  • Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic
  • Alzheimers Disease and Related Disorders Association of Santa Barbara, Inc.
  • S.E.E. International (Surgical Eye Expeditions)
  • Aeromedicos of Santa Barbara
  • Ear of the Lion, Inc (The Hearing Foundation)
  • Lions Clubs Student Speakers Foundation
  • Southern California Lions Eye Institute

All the above are supported by money raised through various FUND RAISERS
conducted by the PV Lions. Major fund raising projects include:

  • Managing & Operating Fair Parking at the Ventura County Fair.
  • Selling Lion Burgers, Hot Dogs, & Corn on the Cob at the Tierra Rejada Fall Harvest Festival.
  • The PV Lions Golf Tournament.
  • Lions Club White Cane Days.
  • Selling food, drinks, and other items at the 4th of July Fireworks show.
  • Numerous special barbecues conducted throughout the year.