Waynesville Lions Club

80 Years of Service 1938 - 2018


About Us


Service Programs

NC Lions Foundation


Service Programs

Camp Dogwood

North Carolina Lions maintain Camp Dogwood as a
unique summer vacation experience for the blind and visually impaired.

Clinical Eye Research

With contributions exceeding $1 million, Lions have established the North
Carolina Lions Clinical Eye Research Division at Wake Forest, the North
Carolina Lions Pediatric Eye Care Center at Duke and the North Carolina
Lions Diabetic Eye Care Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Educational Grants

Lions award grants up to $1,500 a year to children of a visually impaired parent,
renewable for four years if the student maintains a grade point average
of 2.0.

Vision Van

Lions provide the vision van to screen and detect vision problems and to
generate public awareness of the need for regular eye exams.

Matching Funds

NCLF provides matching funds, dollar-for-dollar for local clubs to buy eye
glasses and to meet other needs of the local blind and visually impaired

Hearing Aids

Lions provide hearing aids and maintain a hearing aid recycling program.

White Canes

Lions provide support and mobility canes to any visually impaired or blind
person in North Carolina upon request.

Radio Reading Service

Lions support the Radio Reading Services across North Carolina to meet
the local needs of the blind and visually impaired.

Governor Morehead School For The Blind

Lions provide funding to support the athletic and art programs for blind
students. Lions become the booster club for these students who do not
receive government funding for athletic or art programs.

Services For The Blind Mini Centers

Lions fund programs to provide training and information for people
who are newly blind and who want to remain independent

VIP Fishing Tournament

More than 400 blind and visually impaired individuals participate annually
in a three-day event that provides recreation, independent living skills and

Organ and Tissue Procurement

Lions provide information on the importance, benefit and growing need of
organ and tissue donations for life-saving transplants.

Recycling Eye Glasses

Lions collect and recycle eye glasses that are used in third world countries
and provide improved vision for thousands of people each year.

Service Grants

The North Carolina Lions Foundation annually provides grants to help
organizations with service projects. Recent recipients include: Lion Services
of Charlotte, The Blind Center in Washington and Asheville Eye Clinic of
Western North Carolina.

Campbell's Soup Labels

Lions collect Campbell’s labels from soups and selected products, and donate
them to the two deaf schools in the state. The schools use them to buy
computers and educational materials.

Recycling Print Cartridges

Lions collect ink jet and laser cartridges, sell them to recycling companies
and use the money to support the above services.

Recycling Low Vision Aids

Lions collect low vision devices that are loaned to individuals for their
personal use as long as they are needed.

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Lions Club of Waynesville
P.O. Box 1061
Waynesville, NC 28786

For glasses needs call (828) 648-6068
President Lioness Suzann Lanning
Vice President Lioness Fadrian Merrell

Secretary Treasurer Lion John C. Balentine