ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Hampton Area Lions Club in New Hampshire held an eyeglass sorting session during which they sorted through more than 4,000 pairs of eyeglasses for recycling. The Hazen Lions Club in North Dakota prepared and served its annual meal to senior citizens. Members of the Germantown Lions Club and the Memphis Southern College of Optometry Lions Club in Tennessee worked together to plant 450 trees in a park. The Western Harnett Lions Club in North Carolina partnered with other nonprofit groups to hold a turkey shoot for people who are blind or visually impaired. The Lions supervised and coached the contestants who shot at targets for prizes such as frozen turkeys and chocolate rabbits. In Ohio, the Dover Noon Lions held a food drive at two grocery stores and collected more than 29,000 pounds of food as well as $1,400 in donations. The Lincoln Hills Lions Club in California held a “Friendship Day” which enabled them to showcase Lions’ service to the community. In California, the Ventura Downtown Lions Club planted a magnolia tree in a memorial park in honor of former club member and Past International President Fred W. Smith. Multiple District 4 A-2 Lions in California celebrated their 50th anniversary of Operation Friendship with District B1 Lions in Ensenada, Mexico. California Lions have helped Ensenada’s children by building schools, funding school projects, donating school supplies and providing vision and dental checkups. The Aitkin Lions Club in Minnesota works with an elementary school to collect soda can tabs to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House. Almost every business and home in the town has a collection container for the tabs. The North Park Lions Club in San Diego, California, held its annual luncheon to honor elementary school principals. The Frewsburg Lions in New York held a recognition event for a group of Junior Firefighters at a high school. Each of the eight youth volunteers received an appreciation citation and a gift certificate for their work in assisting the fire department. Fargo Lions from North Dakota held a vision screening in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, in conjunction with the Puerto Vallarta Lions Club. More than 500 residents received screenings and eyeglasses, and 70 people were referred for free cataract surgery. The Chester Lions Club in New Jersey supports youth through awarding college scholarships to 20 high school students each year, recognizing Boy and Girl Scouts and assisting visually impaired children attend camp. To observe Arbor Day, the Barboursville Lions Club in West Virginia gave close to 100 Northern Spruce seedlings to fourth-grade students. Does your club have an accomplishment to share? Email your announcement to email@example.com. Please include “Club Briefings” in the subject line.
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