Willmar Noon Lions

Willmar Noon Lions Club

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The Willmar Noon Lions Club conducts various fundraising events including our popular September Waffle feed and mint sales. This allows us to serve and give back to our community several ways.

  • Helping a Willmar resident obtain eyeglasses if they are financially unable
  • Supporting Willmar High School sports teams
  • Helping the Willmar, MN community in many other ways

The Willmar Noon Lions Waffle Feed is held in September on the same day as Willmar's Celebrate Art, Celebrate Coffee event.  The event is held at the Willmar Community Center.  This year's (2016) fundraiser was a strong success with a great attendance. Thank you to all that worked at the event, and to all that attended. The Club collected used shoes for Soles4 Souls, and also eyeglasses and hearing aids at the event.  Please note that these collections are on-going, so please consider donating!

Willmar Noon Lions 75th Anniversary Event!
The Club held a Celebration for our 75th Anniversary of the club's charter on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at the Oaks at Eagle Creek.  The Key-note Speaker for the evening was Past International Director Lion Mike Molenda from the Twin Cities area. 

Congratulations to the Willmar Nite Lions Club for officially receiving their Charter as a new club.  The Willmar Noon Lions was the Club's Sponsor.  The Nite Lions held an event on December 5, 2015 to celebrate the official start of their new Club.  The Willmar Noon Lions Club looks forward to continuing to work together on various projects for the community.  Best wishes. 

 
WILLMAR NOON LIONS BRING THE JOSE COLE CIRCUS
TO THE WILLMAR CIVIC CENTER

For the third straight year, the Willmar Noon Lions sponsored the Jose Cole's International Circus at the Willmar Civic Center Arena.  The Circus was held on Saturday, April 16 aan 17, 2016.

For the annual Circus event, the Willmar Noon Lions sells discounted books of tickets to local businesses to give out to children, or, if they wish, the Club will be glad to distribute them in your business name to Headstart, Special Education, Willmar Regional Treatment Center, Willmar Area Social Service facilities with handicapped people, or other organizations.

Proceeds from the circus are used to fund the following activities for disadvantaged youth in the Willmar area: Approximately $2,500 was raised this past year.

  • Scholarship programs
  • Eye exams and glasses
  • Hearing testing & hearing aids 
  • Diabetes education

 

During the summer months of 2016 the club collected over 1000 pairs of shoes for the soles4souls Program. We are still collecting shoes!

Annually, the club collects between 6,000 to 8,000 used eyeglasses and 20 to 25 hearing aids.  Thank you Rolf Peterson for chairing this activity.

Each year the club purchased eyeglasses for Willmar students in need.

In FY 2014, club members gave over 700 hours of volunteer time in club activities.

The Club presented the Willmar Food Shelf with a donation of $1,170 in March! 

See Club page for weekly club programs.

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