ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The Lake View Leo Club in South Carolina hosted its fifth annual Lions Health Screening Unit event and helped to conduct 408 hearing and vision screenings for students. In Georgia, the Garden City Lions coordinated a health screening event at a Walgreens pharmacy. Seventy-eight screenings were completed while Lions served up donated hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. After reaching out to the nonprofit Family-to-Family, the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley in Pennsylvania was paired with a family that had lost everything in Super-storm Sandy. The Lions provided the family with many household items to help them get back on their feet. The Naples Daily News in Florida honored the Naples Lions Club along with all area Lions with the 2013 Health Care Hero in Innovation award. In Malaysia, the Sandakan Selingan Lions held a Youth Camp for 83 Leos and 13 children from the Society of the Deaf. In Ohio, the Boardman Lions gave tree saplings to 380 fourth-graders to plant in honor of Arbor Day. The Moore Haven Lions in Florida presented a high school student with a $500 scholarship. Through a membership recruitment effort over a few months, the Willmar Noon Lions in Minnesota welcomed 16 new members. The Harrison Lions Club in New Jersey held its annual Pride of the Pride fundraising awards dinner, honoring community members, presenting college scholarships and announcing donations to charities. The Leos of District 20 K1 in New York celebrated Leo Awareness Month by donating $1,000 to the Lions Measles Initiative. In British Columbia, Canada, the Valleyview Overlanders Lions Club served more than 3,000 hamburgers and hot dogs to college students at an annual barbecue. In Oregon, The Dalles Lions raised funds to enclose a press box at a ball field to protect announcers and scorekeepers from being exposed to bad weather. The Hawaii Lions Foundation co-sponsored a workshop on accessibility for the blind at the University of Hawaii Center on Disabilities Studies. In California, the Grass Valley Gold Country Lions held their 8th Annual Motorcycle Poker Run, attracting a record 212 riders and generating a record $11,675. The Higgins Diggins Lions in California sponsored a reading contest for first- through eighth-grade students, with 600 students reading more than 2,200 books. One winner from each grade level received a Kindle. In Maryland, the Deer Park, Freedom District, Greater Carroll, Roaring Run, South Carroll and Taylorsville-Winfield Lions clubs joined forces to raise funds for the American Diabetes Association and the Lions Saving Kids Sight Foundation through the Lions Clubs Zone III Golf Tournament. Over 12 years the tournaments have enabled the Lions to donate more than $49,000. The Aiken Mid-Day Lions awarded scholarships to high school seniors and a nursing student. The Lions also donated $1,000 to the South Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind to purchase iPads. The Murrieta Lions in California volunteered at the Relay for Life, raising awareness and funds for cancer research and programs. The La Plata Lions in Maryland conducted vision screenings for 987 preschool children last year. INFORMATION FOR THE RECORD As of May 31, Lions Clubs International had 1,390,593 members in 46,713 clubs and 757 districts in 208 countries and geographic areas. CONVENTION COUNTDOWN 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii June 26-30 2016 Fukuoka, Japan June 24-28 2017 Chicago, Illinois June 30-July 4 2018 Las Vegas, Nevada June 29-July 3 2019 Milan, Italy July 5-9
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