ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS At the 91st Annual Multiple District 16 Lions Convention in New Jersey, 300 attendees received pine tree seedlings. The New Jersey Lions also voted to make Challenged Children’s Charities and The Helen L. Diller Vacation Home for Blind Children an approved state Lions project. In Idaho, the Parma Lions Club raised more than $9,700 to purchase a PediaVision wireless screener. The Princess Anne Lions in Maryland worked with two county forestry boards and the American Chestnut Foundation to plant 51 seedlings in the new Princess Anne Lions’ American Chestnut Grove at Pete’s Hill. In Virginia, the Charlottesville Thomas Jefferson Lions Club worked more than 32 events and raised $16,000 for charities last year. The Lansing Lions in Illinois planted trees in honor of past Lions. The West Chester and Avon Grove Lions in Pennsylvania worked together to help make a disabled woman’s life easier by building a concrete ramp at her home. The Cicero-Mattydale Lions Club in New York presented an injured soldier with an iPad to help him enjoy his favorite pastime of reading. In Florida, the Sarasota Lions conducted a free diabetes screening event. The Westbank Lions Club in British Columbia, Canada, held the third annual Fifties Concert and Dance to raise funds. The Irving Noon Day Lions in Texas have partnered with an elementary school for several years. The Lions made a donation to the school library in honor of the retiring principal, which enabled the school to purchase a full set of encyclopedias. The Princeville Lions in Illinois worked with elementary school students to hold a tree fundraiser, selling 470 trees. Students and Lions planted 47 of the trees on school grounds. The Howard Area Lions Club in Pennsylvania worked with partners to erect and dedicate a memorial to WWII Medal of Honor recipient. The Tumbler Ridge Lions Club in British Columbia, Canada, awarded $3,000 each to three graduating high school seniors to further their educations. Fifteen Stephenson Lions in Michigan moved playground equipment from a closed school to a park. The job of disassembling, moving and reassembling the equipment took 300 hours. The New Horizons Lions Club in Texas has been a driving force in making its community a great place to live over the past 25 years. The club’s projects include vision and hearing screenings, blood drives, awarding scholarships, sponsoring a Leo club, supporting numerous youth programs and providing eyeglasses to children and senior citizens in need. The Leduc Lions in Alberta, Canada, donated a $20,000 family care suite to a hospital. The suite provides a comfortable place for family members of long-term patients to rest or eat meals while staying nearby their loved ones.
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