North Bend Lions Club
Club Projects & Activities

Bay Area Fun Festival Parade

The Coos Bay and North Bend Lions Clubs, along with our District Governor Bryan Longland and his lovely wife Patti, ‘floated’ in the Bay Area Fun Festival Parade. Our goal was to promote awareness of the Lions Club in the Coos Bay/North Bend community. We all had lots of fun, and hope to make it an annual event.

Christmas Tree Project at Shore Acres State Park

The North Bend Lions Club collaborated with the Coos Bay Lions Club and the  local Southwestern Chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Oregon in decorating a Christmas tree at the beautiful Shore Acres State Park. The tree was decorated with long white canes, eye glasses, lights and glitter bows. The tree was on display, along with more than 350,000 lights throughout the park, from November 9th through New Year’s Day. We all hope to make this a biennial event!


Eyeglass Collection & Recycling

Help us help the North Bend community by donating used readers and eyeglasses to the Lions Club. A collection box is located at Bay Eye Clinic, located at 3585 Broadway Ave in North Bend.

What happens to glasses that are donated? The glasses are sent to the Coffee Creek Correctional facility, a women’s prison near Salem. Women who want to be part of the training program to become opticians then clean, repair, catalogue and label them. The glasses are then given to the Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation for distribution to those in need in various communities throughout Oregon.


Lion Fountain

The North Bend Lions Club donated a Lion drinking fountain to Oak Street Park. The fountain was donated to promote good health and well being among the children, friends and families who enjoy beautiful Oak Street Park in the North Bend community. 


Memorial Benches

Memorial benches, located near the North Bend Boardwalk, have been donated and maintained by the North Bend Lions Club. These benches were placed to honor those Lions who have left our pride too soon.


See's Candy Fundraiser

See's Candy and the North Bend Lions have had a long standing partnership. Each Fall, the North Bend Lions purchases candy via the See's fundraising program. The candy is sold from the Lions Trailer, located in the parking lot of the Labor Hall in North Bend, at 3427 Ash St.

This year, the North Bend Lions will also be selling chocolates, for a limited time in May, for Mother's Day. All of the proceeds from the sales are utilized for those in need in the North Bend community. Please click on our calendar for details.


South Coast Stand Down

The South Coast Stand Down is a one day event providing supplies and services to homeless Veterans. Although some resources are primarily directed at our homeless Veterans, all Veterans are welcome to attend and participate. Veterans can learn about benefits, medical and dental services, housing, counseling, legal, employment, training, education, credit counseling, pet care, and business development services available to them. A breakfast and lunch is served, free of charge. In addition, free haircuts and pet grooming are also available.

The North Bend Lions offer health screening that includes vision and hearing, blood pressure, and glucose testing. Quilts for our homeless veterans have also been offered.


Vision Screening

The North Bend Lions Club is dedicated to improving the vision needs of all children and adults in the North Bend area. To that end, we work with the Coos Bay Lions Club, as well as parents and school nurses, to perform free visual screening on all available students in Kindergarden through 5th grade, in the North Bend Elementary public schools. The screenings are performed with the Welch Allyn Spot photo screening devices. These devices are outstanding in detecting the risk factors for eye conditions in children. The information obtained during the screening process is sent to th Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, and is then relayed to the children's schools and parents.

Adults in need of vision testing or procurement of prescription eyeglasses, who are unable to provide them for themselves, are invited to complete the required application and submit the appropriate documentation for evaluation. Once approved, the North Bend Lions will provide the individual with the means to schedule a complete eye exam and purchase eye glasses at Bay Eye Clinic in North Bend, Oregon.






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