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Local Projects:

Lincoln Academy:

The Stillwater Noon Lions support the school in a number of ways, including hosting an annual cookout for the faculty, planting flowers, and providing scholarships for students.

Christmas for Children:

Each Christmas, we take local children from lower-income families shopping for Christmas gifts.

Helping the Hungry:

The Stillwater Noon Lions and Stillwater eLions help out every month with the First United Methodist Church's Thursday Night Dinner, where over 100 people in need are fed every Thursday.

We also participate annually (at least) in the Food Sacking program (also held at First United Methodist Church), where we pack a month's worth of weekend food supplies for area kids in need that might not otherwise eat outside of school.

Eyeglasses/Exams:

Provide exams and eyeglasses to local residents with limited resources.

Please understand that, while we would love to provide this service to everybody, our funding only allows the club to provide about two exams each month.  If you are not selected, please feel free to apply again. Applications can be picked up at the following locations. 

 

The Salvation Army

1101 South Lowry Street

Stillwater OK

372-1554

 

Community Action

410 South Lewis Street

Stillwater OK

624-2533

 

Mission of Hope

1804 South Perkins Road

Stillwater OK

332-5521

 

DHS

711 East Krayler Ave

Stillwater OK

707-3700

 

Stillwater Community Health Center

1321 West 7th Ave #29

Stillwater OK

743-3171

Eye Screenings:

Work with Stillwater Schools to provide SpotVision screening of nearly 1,000 Pre-K and Kindergarten students as part of Lions Kidsight USA.

Provide free vision screening annually at the Payne County Fair.

Health Screening:

Provide various screenings for other health concerns with the Oklahoma Lions Mobile Health Screening Unit.

Pumpkin Jubilee:

In partnership with Highland Park United Methodist Church, pumpkin sales raise funding for Stillwater Lions and Church projects.

Kickin Childhood Hunger:

Partnership with Forman Harley-Davidson of Stillwater to engage in actvities which work to eliminate childhood hunger in North Central Oklahoma and to work with organizations to accomplish that purpose.

Scholarships:

Dr. Rick Darlington Memorial Scholarship

The Rick Darlington Memorial scholarship is a $750 scholarship awarded annually to a fourth year student in the NSU College of Optometry.  This student is chosen by the school’s Awards Committee on the basis of need and a combination of civic and/or college activities to promote professionalism, dedication and integrity.  Dr. Darlington was a very dedicated member of the Stillwater Noon Lions Club.

Lincoln Academy Scholarship

The Stillwater Noon Lions provide an annual $500 scholarship to a Lincoln Academy student (selected by the faculty/staff) to be used for their future education.

Victor Van Hook Memorial Scholarship

The Victor Van Hook scholarship was established in 2012 in memory of Victor Van Hook, a charter member of the Stillwater Noon Lions Club and a 1999 inductee into the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education Hall of Fame.  The $500 scholarship will be awarded annually to a post-secondary student at the Meridian Technology Center (selected by the faculty/staff) to be used to cover educational costs or to help the student get started in their career.

 

State Lions' Official Projects:

Meadows of Hope at the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch:

Started in 1952, the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch has been home to more than 1,500 boys between 12-18 years old who were in DHS custody and had not been successful in traditional foster care.

In 2015, due to the changing environment in DHS and other factors, we changed course with the launch of the Paul and Ann Milburn Meadows of Hope at the Oklahoma Lions Boys Ranch.  The Meadows of Hope is a Foster Care Community - it will not only allow us to expand our services to reach more youth, it will also allow us to serve younger children and sibling groups. By offering a more permanent setting for these children and reaching them earlier, we can cut down on the number of placements, and continue to work to break the cycle of abuse that passes from one generation to the next.

Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank:

The mission of the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank (OLEB) is to (1) provide cornea tissue of the highest quality for cornea transplant (2) strictly comply with Medical Standards and FDA guidelines for the recovery, evaluation and distribution of tissue (3) educate and encourage Oklahomans about the need for organ, eye and tissue donation.

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