ACTIVITIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS The South Oldham Lions in Kentucky raised funds and purchased a special vision screening camera for children’s screenings. In California, the Monterey Park Lions held their 66th annual Ham ‘n Eggs Breakfast, serving more than 750 people and raising funds for children’s eye screenings. District 16 D Lions in New Jersey presented funds to the Sayreville Leprechauns cheerleaders to help replace equipment lost in Super-storm Sandy. The Lincoln Hills Lions in California celebrated Flag Day by presenting two flags that had flown at the U.S. Capitol building to an elementary school. In Washington, the Everett Central, North Everett, South Everett, Marysville, Granite Falls, Sultan, Skykomish, Edmonds and Tulalip Lions are working together on RAP, LCI’s Reading Action Program. The clubs distributed 20,000 used children’s books to school libraries and directly to children. The Silver Spring Lions Foundation and the District 22 C Lions Community Outreach Foundation in Maryland presented a 14-yearold visually impaired girl with a much needed lightweight, portable closed circuit television device. The Jefferson Park Lions in Illinois welcomed a state senator, a state representative and a city alderman as new club members. The Francis Scott Key Lions Club in Maryland held its first annual Nevin Baker Memorial Community Charity Night in honor of a deceased member who left a bequest to the club. Over 35 weeks of calling Bingo numbers on television, the Fort Frances Lions in Ontario, Canada, raised $86,000 and paid out $49,000. Over their 60-year history, the Mattapoisett Lions in Massachusetts have been instrumental in building a gazebo at a park, shade sheds at the town beach, tennis courts at a school and wheelchair ramps. They host an Easter egg hunt, collect toys and food during the holidays, supply sporting equipment to schools and provide eyeglasses to those in need. The Lions also served more than 500 hot meals to those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The Brooklyn Farragut Lions in New York conducted a park cleanup as part of the city’s Partnership for Parks program. Long Beach Lions and Leos conducted vision screenings for 456 children last year through the New York State Lions SEE program. Sixteen Lions clubs in District 14 H in Indiana held the Fishing for Life event, a camping and outdoor activities event for visually impaired people. Participants enjoyed paddleboat racing, hiking, horseback riding and fishing. The Chester Lions Club in Pennsylvania gave $1,000 to Operation Jersey Cares, an organization that collects and send goods to active overseas military personnel and assists wounded combat veterans and those in nursing homes. The Calgary Mountainview Lions Club in Alberta, Canada, provided part of a $30,000 donation to the Calgary Drop-in Center to purchase convection ovens to help feed the homeless. The Suratthani Goodman Town Lions in Thailand planted 400 trees and held a blood drive during which 60 people donated blood. The Sebastian Lions Club in Florida donated $5,075 to the Indian River County Special Olympics. The donation was raised by the club’s Special Riders for Special Olympics Poker Run, the fourth event that has so far raised more than $18,000 for the organization. In New York, the Melville Lions partnered with a foundation to purchase 400 books for a summer camp for underprivileged children, establishing a lending library for campers.
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