ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS As part of the Reading Action Program, the Waterville Lions in Kansas purchased a lifetime membership to the Friends of the Library group. The South Cobb Lions and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation sponsored an eye clinic event. Fourteen patients received exams and eyeglasses. In Texas, the Shiner Lions and their community helped raise funds for a young man diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The Lions presented his family with a donation of close to $88,000, raised through a gold tournament, barbecue, 5K run and other efforts. After helping an 11-year-old girl receive an insulin pump, theOcean Isle Sunset Beach Lions in North Carolina decided to make juvenile type 1 diabetes an ongoing major focus of the club. The Whiting, Schererville, Lowell, Kouts, Schererville Central, St. John, Portage, East Chicago Evening Lions clubs and District 25-A collected donations of $2,865 to help victims of an apartment building fire in Whiting, Indiana. The Gaindakot Maulakalika Leos in Nepal held a dental checkup camp for rural people in need. The Lisbon Lions in New York provided two truckloads of clothing and blankets to Hurricane Sandy victims. They also joined the Ogdensburg Lions to host the 3rd annual Polar Bear 5K Run/Walk, which had 90 participants. The Ellenton Parrish Lions in Florida completed their quarterly 2.2-mile highway cleanup. They also held an eyeglasses drive and collected 511 pairs of eyeglasses and 130 pairs of sunglasses. The Table View Lions in South Africa donated hearing aids to a center for deaf children. Lions in Multiple District 3 in Oklahoma wish to thank all Lions for their support and warm thoughts shared after the devastating tornadoes in May 2013. The Titusville Lions in Pennsylvania presented several hundred donated eyeglasses to the Venango College Respiratory Care Club to support the students’ community service project. A local optometrist took the glasses on a mission trip to Haiti. The West Chester Lions in Pennsylvania held one of their most successful “Breakfast with Santa” fundraisers in years, enabling them to provide support to the senior center and sight and hearing-related charities including the Delaware Valley Lions Eye Bank. The Biratnagar Central Lions in Nepal held a three-day eye health camp where 876 people were screened and 76 people received cataract surgeries. The River John and Area Lions Club in Nova Scotia, Canada, made a donation to Craig Aucoin in honor of his fundraising bicycle ride across Canada called “Craig Gives Back.” The Penn Valley Hi-Grader Lions Club in California provided prescription swim goggles for a 10-year old girl with Down syndrome. In Pennsylvania, the Northern Cambria Area Lions teamed up with an elementary school to collect 961 eyeglasses in one week in honor of America Recycles Day.
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