John and Lion Jim Addington, 1st Vice Governor Elect for District 1-J at the 52nd annual convention.
Sight saving programs, hearing loss prevention, diabetes awareness…
name the cause and your local Lions club is ready to help!
“Members Making a Difference” this month features a leading group of dedicated volunteers from the largest service organization in the world— Lions Clubs International.
Kudos to the Lions clubs in Illinois’ District 1-J for outstanding community service!
District 1-J Governor Lion George Endean, his wife Sharon, John, and Lion Leo Snyder, 2nd Vice Governor Elect
Thanks to District 1-J Governor George Endean, Lion Jim Addington, and Lion Floyd Mizener, my youngest son John and I attended our first Lions convention.
As the parent behind Illinois’ two recent laws for children’s vision, the timing couldn’t have been better.
Read more about Amy’s Vision Law here and required eye exams before starting school here.
Kudos to 45,000 Lions clubs worldwide!
Lions Clubs are known all over the world for their commitment to preventing blindness and preserving sight. The perfect tie-in to Vision First Foundation!
Vision First hosted a table filled with information about our new non-profit group and our Kids Eyes Count Campaign.
Did you know there is a big difference between vision screenings and eye exams? View this short video here…
We met many fine Lions who are making a difference in their hometowns: sponsoring vision and hearing impaired children to Camp Lions; collecting used eyeglasses; providing holiday meals to needy families; donating scholarship money to college kids in need; sponsoring “Ski for Sight” and “Someone Special;” as well as supporting the Lions of Illinois Foundation and the Lions Clubs International Foundation.
Lion Richard Butz, president of Naperville Noon Lions Club with John, age 5. Illinois law requires an eye exam for all children starting kindergarten.
District 1-J fulfills the Lions mission: “to empower volunteers to serve their communities.”
Congratulations to all members for leading the way in helping others!
District 1-J is one of 12 districts in Illinois. Five regions of clubs have about 2700 members in 71 towns such as:
Lion Ketan Kansara from Wood Dale signs up and joins the Kids Eyes Count Campaign!
Make a difference in the eyes of a child! Follow three simple steps in the “Kids Eyes Count Campaign.”
KNOW vision screening is not a substitute for eye examination.
MAKE comprehensive eye and vision examinations by an eye doctor part of a child’s healthcare.
KEEP eye care health and good vision habits a priority.
Join the “Kids Eyes Count” email list here. Receive updates and important news.
Vision First respects your privacy. Your email address will not be shared or sold.
Sign-up here today!
Many thanks again to all Lions Club members. You’re living your motto, “We Serve!” God bless your efforts and all the good will you bring to others!
Learn how Lions Clubs can support Vision First Foundation here…
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Vision screening is not a substitute for an eye examination.
John's slinky entertains Lions Ed & Gary!
Over 1.3 million members worldwide make Lions Clubs the leader in community service.
Lion Dale from Batavia proud to be a Lion
Sign-up here and be on the Kids Eyes Count email list. Alana did!
Lion Nancy Cummings from Downers Grove Noon club with a future Leo!
Leo clubs give young people a chance to volunteer and help others, too.
Lions sponsor vision and hearing impaired children to Camp Lions.
Lions sponsor Ski for Sight for the blind.
John takes a break and eats P & J.
Lions clubs empower volunteers to serve their communities.
Lions are known worldwide for their commitment to preserving sight.
Name the cause and your local Lions club is ready to help.
Keep eye care health and good vision habits a priority.
International guest and convention keynote speaker Lion Joe Preston
Did you know every vision screening should have a disclaimer?
NO Lions club in your area? Don't worry. You can start one!
Lions collect and recyle used glasses.
Healthy eyes and good vision are a child's best school supply!
Lions also have fun! Lion Bruce sings the Slinky song to John!
Lion Brian Clevenger, president of Batavia Lions Club
Make comprehensive eye and vision examinations by an eye doctor part of a child's health care.
Lions make new friends. Lions Karyn and Ray are my inspiration!
Lion Gary Vician of Naperville Noon
Lion Bob Jilke, District 1-J Trustee and Lion Ken from Lions of Illinois Foundation
Lions make a difference. Join your local Lions Club today!