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
2017 District 5M4 Convention
This year's convention will be held on January 27 - 29 at the Willmar Conference Center.
Looking for 65 volunteers on Friday 2pm to 5pm for Food for Kidz.
KidSight Training sessions will be held  Friday 5 pm and Saturday at 4 pm.

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. 


For the fourth straight year, the Willmar Noon Lions will sponsor the Jose Cole's International Circus at the Willmar Civic Center Arena.  The Circus will be held on Friday, March 31, 2017 and Saturday, April 1, 2017.  Both performances will start at 7:00 PM.  


(Ticket outlets will close at 5:00 PM on 3-30-17.)
Full priced tickets will be available at the door 1 hour before each performance.

For more infomation call 235-1454

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
The WIllmar Noon Lions will soon be out at various local venues to conduct "KidSight" vision screenings.  Club members will be trained to use a Welch Allyn Vision Screening System to screen children aged six months to six years of age.

The handheld device used by Lion volunteers is a quick non-intrusive system that requires no physical contact or eye drops.  The screening does not take place of a professional eye exam, but does provide an indication if an eye exam is needed.

The screening device takes a picture inside the eyes, and prints out results.  Parents must sign a form in order for the test to be conducted on their child.  The system will screen for: Myopia, Hyperopia, Astigmatism, Anisometropia, Strabismus, Anisometropia, and Amblyopia.


During the summer months of 2016 the club collected over 1300 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 2016, 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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