Anne Ford 2014-11-12 00:35:58
San Diego Executive Lions Club, California Age 60 | Cash Management Supervisor I’m not a nurse, but when my club goes into the community to do health and wellness fairs, I help take blood pressures. A lot of people do not even know that they have high blood pressure. They are the breadwinners for their families. We educate them, let them know that they need to monitor this. Making a difference in one life—that’s very, very big for me. I’m very proud of our club being involved in providing nonprescription reading glasses, too. A lot of people, they don’t really have the means to go and buy the glasses. When you see someone we’ve helped reading a magazine while they wear their glasses. ... I get emotional about it at times. I brought my family into the Lions—my sisters, my brother. And the person who recruited me to be a Lion is working with us all the time. She’s almost 80 now, and she is our chair for membership. She always says, “Helen, what do you want me to do?” My first international convention was in Seattle in 2011, and I have made myself a commitment to go to it every other year. I am the immediate past president of our club, and this is my second year on the cabinet as treasurer. I do the district newsletter, and I do our club bulletin as well, so I have my hands full. At night when I go to sleep, I say, “You know what, Lord? Thank you for this good day. Thank you for what we have done. Take care of this body.” And I go to sleep.
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