ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Murray Lions in Kentucky screened the vision of 1,065 children in two months after purchasing two new screening cameras. One of the cameras was purchased with a matching grant from LCIF. The Poquoson Lions Club planted 15 trees at a soccer park in Virginia. The Lions, who adopted the park in 2011, have a 10-year plan for park improvements. The St. Petersburg Lions inFlorida assisted participants in the 8th annual White Cane Day walk. The Nancy Island Lions in Ontario, Canada, helped donate more than 2,400 pounds of food to a food bank. The Cullman Lions in Alabama made a record donation of $9,000 to the local newspaper’s food drive. The donation equaled 63,000 pounds of food. The Spokane Central Lions in Washington packed more than 700 bags of Thanksgiving groceries for families in need. The Sebastian Lions Club in Florida held a “Special Riders for Special Olympics” poker run, with more than 100 motorcyclists participating. The Bridgewater Lions in Massachusetts held their second Election Day Eyeglass and Hearing Aid Collection event, collecting 364 pairs of eyeglasses and 17 hearing aids. For the third year, the Key Peninsula Lions in Washington provided dictionaries to all third-grade students in their community. The Fort Payne Lions Club in Alabama provided vision screenings at a health fair at a Walgreens. The Pierceton Lions in Indiana donated $1,000 to an elementary school to purchase playground equipment and contributed $1,000 to the LCIF Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund. The Willow Street Lions in Pennsylvania created a “What Do Lions Do?” brochure to help build awareness and interest in their club’s work. The Flemington Lions in New Jersey distributed $26,000 to state and local organizations generated through fundraisers such as a raffle dinner dance and poinsettia and wreath sale. In Illinois, the Lansing Lions Club distributed 38 Thanksgiving food baskets to families in need in cooperation with a food pantry. Lions in Oxnard, California, assisted with vision screenings at a health fair during which 414 people were screened and 371 received eyeglasses. Clubs involved were theOxnard/ Channel Islands Lions Club, Oxnard Noontimers Lions Club, Simi Valley/Moorpark Lions Club, Ventura Downtown Lions Club, El Rio Educators Lions Club, Hemet Breakfast Lions Club, Calimesa Breakfast Lions Club and Cucamonga District Host Lions Club. The Meadville Lions in Pennsylvania held their first blood drive in conjunction with the American Red Cross, collecting 33 units of blood. The Britt Lions in Iowa toured the newly opened National Headquarters of the Family Alliance for Veterans of America. In Indiana, the Grass Creek Lions braved the winter weather on New Year’s Eve to build a wheelchair ramp for a resident who could not go home from the hospital until she had a ramp. 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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