LIONS NEWS BRIEFS The Oak Harbor Lions Club in Washington has had a successful flag project since 1983: local businesses and individuals sponsor more than 320 flags that are displayed throughout the community during holidays and special events. The Vancouver Chinatown and Vancouver Arbutus Lions Clubs held their annual Medal of Merit Award Dinner. With matching funds from LCIF, the clubs raised more than $70,000 for cancer research. The Brigantine Lions Club in New Jersey held its annual murder mystery fundraising dinner. The Saratoga Springs Lions Club Foundation in New York delivered more than $5,000 in food, supplies and gift cards to the areas affected by floods in Schoharie County. In California, the San Diego Downtown Lions Club donated $10,000 to support the Alex Smith Foundation, a program that helps foster youths transition to successful adulthood. The Northeast Richland Lions Club in Texas is partnering with Wal-Mart and a school district to collect and distribute eyeglasses to those who need them in Texas and developing countries. After hearing about a family whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Irene, the Warren Township Lions in New Jersey provided them with a donation to assist with replacing basic needs such as school clothing. Since 2008, the Morden Lions Club in Manitoba, Canada, has collected 5,094 pairs of eyeglasses for the Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center. Members of the Seattle Biutin and Lake Stevens Lions Clubs in Washington joined other volunteers for a health screening event in Jamaica where they provided 1,800 eye exams, distributed 2,700 pairs of glasses and referred 175 patients for eye surgery. The Tallahassee Lions in Florida raised more than $3,600 through their Lions for the Blind Golf Tournament. The Battle Ground Lions Club in Indiana has been participating in the federal program Reading is Fundamental for 40 years. They provide books to approximately 440 children each year through three distribution events. The Lutz-Land O’ Lakes Lions in Florida and a partner organization presented a donation to a family with a disabled son so they can make disabled-accessible updates to their home. The Lions also planted 1,000 trees in one hour with the help of community volunteers. For the past three years, Leos in District 4-L4 have visited Veterans Affairs’ hospitals and delivered hundreds of cards and letters from Leos in southern California. In 2011, the Fayetteville Lions Club in Tennessee provided eye exams and new glasses for 96 people in their county. The Junction City Sundowners Lions Club held its 9th Annual Coronation of the Snow King and Queen as part of an event that recognizes senior citizens who enjoy monthly dinners together at a senior center. The Harrison Noon Lions in Arkansas held a Veterans Banquet where they honored more than 140 World War II and Korean War veterans. The event included a video presentation about the construction of the National World War II Memorial and a flag presentation ceremony conducted by Boy Scouts. Does your club have an accomplishment to share? E-mail your announcement to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Club Briefings” in the subject line.
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