Since 1983 the La Porte Lions in Indiana have coordinated the Lions Alert program that provides medical alert units to 250 community members at a very low or no cost. By enabling people to press a button in case of emergency and be connected to the hospital, the Lions provide peace of mind and save lives. The Morganton Lions Club in North Carolina established a scholarship fund to assist those with sight impairments obtain a college education. Lions from District 4 L4 in California made their 65th annual visit to Ensenada, Mexico. Over the years, the Lions have built schools, eye clinics and donated medical equipment there. The Natoma Lions Club in Kansas held their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which included green pancakes and Irish music. The event raised funds for the Lions’ scholarship program. The Lakeland Dixieland Lions Club in Florida is partnering with a bank to collect aluminum cans to raise funds for Lions’ programs. Chester Lions in New Jersey joined the American Legion in providing a fun day of bingo and gifts for injured and disabled veterans at a hospital. The Penn Valley Hi-Graders Lions in Californiamade a donation to the fire department for an emergency telephone to be placed outside the fire station. After a tornado in February hit Harrisburg, Illinois, home of the Harrisburg Town and Country Lions, 84 Lion clubs and members provided relief in many ways including donating $28,349. Athol, Massachusetts, Lions helped raise funds for the Massachusetts Lions Eye Research Foundation through a fundraiser at a hockey game. Those who purchased a $5 bag of soft hockey pucks threw them onto the ice; the person whose puck landed closest to the center of the ice won a prize. 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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