The Morro Bay Lions Club is busy helping their community. This club that is part of the worldwide organization of Lions Clubs International is one of 46,000 clubs with 1.4 million members in 205 countries. This makes them the world’s largest service club organization.
The Lions of Morro Bay support the Lions Eye Foundation that provides specialized eye care and cataract surgeries at no cost for qualifying persons. They conduct eye screening in local elementary schools and collect used eyeglasses. This aids in providing eye care for needy children and adults in Morro Bay and Los Osos. Eye surgery and care for low income people is performed at the Lions Eye Clinic of Northern California.
Lions cook meals and serve them on the first Monday of the month for the Community Dinners held at the Vet’s Hall. They are also working to improve the Food Bank distribution at the Vet’s Hall. Their hopes are to place a freezer there that would help in keeping food fresh. Plans also include filling in with food items that the Food Bank may not be supplying.
They are cooperating with the Estero Bay Alliance for Care and Saint Timothy Church in supplying automobiles for qualifying needy individuals thanks to Lions member Bill Todd of Todd’s Garage.
You’ll see Lions Club members volunteering at events such as Special Olympics, the 4th of July celebration, the Amgen Bicycle Tour, and ringing the bell for the Salvation Army during holiday season.
The Lions Student Speaker Contest encourages high school students to hone their public speaking skills. Tunes and Noodles is a fundraiser for the Morro Bay Lions and they have provided more than $2,000 to Morro Bay High School Music Boosters.
Other efforts for the Lions of Morro Bay is their support for Morro Bay High School Senior Scholarships along with Safe and Sane Grad Night and the Music Program. They support Del Mar Elementary School with their Field Trip & Educational Opportunity program.
You’ll also see them running their Snack Shack at the Labor Day SLO Pitch Softball Tournament to raise funds to support their local eye care and high school scholarship programs.
The Lions aid Morro Bay in Bloom with contributions, and support the Morro Bay Recreation and Parks Summer Youth Sports Program for children of low income.
Along with the Cayucos Lions, the Morro Bay Lions Club helped raise $4,370 to support the Lions Family Center at the City of Hope.
The Morro Bay Lions Club is making their community better, helping where needed – they can be Lions that truly roar!