Saturday, December 3, 2016

November Legacy Projects

Anchorage Mt. McKinley Lions completed and reported a Legacy Level 1 Project:   Lion Michelle worked on the Lions Logo Wrap on the Anchorage Senior Activities Center Van. This is a District 49A project

Chugiak Lions completed and reported a Legacy Level 1 Project:  vision screening

Legacy Projects

Holiday Activities

This time of year, clubs around the state get into action.  Here's where we are for the month of November:

Sharing the Vision

  • Kodiak Lions 
    • screened at local private schools and had 8 referrals
    • purchased a white cane for a young blind man whose can was stolen
  • Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions
    • screened at seven different locations in Juneau and Southeast for 685 screened and 81 referrals
  • Eagle River Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions
    • Screened 93 children at St. John's Orthodox School with 6 screened.  Will follow up with a couple students to ensure they get further vision care.
  • Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions
    • Screened at several different schools and events for a total of 957 screened with 168 referred.  
    • Used the DMV screener at the Health Fair to screen participants.  
  • Anchorage Mabuhay Lions
    • Provided assistance during screening at Lake Otis and North Star Elementary.  
  • Kachemak Bay Lions
    • Screened 47 with 23 referrals at the Homer Health Fair
  • Chugiak Lions
    • Screened at the Chugiak Elementary School
Engaging Our Youth
  • Kodiak
    • Worked with three youth groups to assist Kiwanis unload and sell Christmas trees as a service project.  
    • Donated to the Kodiak Youth Hockey Club for gear.
    • Involved two other service groups, including youth, in the community Christmas Tree Lighting event.
    • Kodiak Lions get referrals from schools and local housing projects for kids that may not have proper winter gear and take them shopping!!!  Along with support from Macks, they are able to outfit children with coats, hats, boots, and anything else they need to help them them through the winter.  
  • Anchorage Mt. McKinley Lions
    • Helped set up and work Family Night
    • Donated to Camp K.
  • Willow Lions
    • Skate Night -- roller skating at local elementary for community.
  • Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions
    • Peace Poster event
  • Anchorage Mabuhay Lions
    • Assisted Mabuhay Leos with their fundraising project -- Christmas ornament making.
  • Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions
    • Gun safety starts in elementary school in Juneau.  One Lion volunteered his time teaching students about gun safety.
  • Soldotna Lions
    • Replaced eyeglass collection boxes which the local high school students made.  
Relieving the Hunger
  • Anchorage Mabuhay Lions
    • Annual Thanksgiving dinner:  Served a scrumptious meal in honor of seniors in the community.  Mabuhay Leos assisted. 
  • Kenai Lions
    • Cooked and provided breakfast for the alternative high school students.
    • Helped at the annual Christmas Comes to Kenai community event.  Gave away 50 gallons of hot chocolate and 700 cookies baked the night before.  Leftovers were given to the LeeShore Center.
  • Willow Lions
    • Assisted at the local food pantry and distributed food to the community.
  • Kodiak Lions
    • Donated a $100 Safeway gift card to a young adult
    • Helped at a community food drive and accumulated 625 pounds of goods.
  • Anchorage Mt. McKinley Lions
    • Delivered food boxes to Anchorage residents.
  • Girdwood Turnagain Arm Lions
    • Worked with several local churches and other service organizations to prepare food for, serve, and bus tables at the community Thanksgiving dinner.  
  • Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions
    • Donated $400 to Helping Hands, a local food pantry.
Yes, WE SERVE!  Thank you Lions for all the hard work you do in your community all year long!

Centennial Service Activities

Vision Screening in Southeast Alaska

Our Lion year runs July 1 through June 30.  We start the year running, lining up schools, home schools, and pre-schools to offer free vision screening to children.

When we screen a child's eye, we let the PlusOptix screener do the work.  We aren't medical professionals and don't diagnose.  But the computer will identify any abnormalities in a child's eye and give a report of REFER if it found something wrong.

So far this year, the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions have screened at the following locations in Juneau and Southeast Alaska:
  • Auke Bay Elementary School (preschoolers):  screened 107 children with 7 referrals
  • Infant and Baby Fair:  screened 37 infants and toddlers with 4 referrals
  • Faith Community Christian School:  screened 53 children with 14 referrals
  • Gastineau Elementary School:  screened 120 preschool, kindergarten, first graders, and miscellaneous other children that had questionable eyesight with 19 referrals
  • Glacier Valley Elementary School:  screened 213 children with 42 referrals
  • Haines Elementary School, Haines, Alaska:  Screened 137 children with 9 referrals
  • Harborview Elementary:  screened 121 preschool to kindergarten with 23 referrals
  • Harborview Montesorri:   screened 51 preschool and 1st graders with 3 referrals
  • Head Start Faith Lutheran:  screened 37 with 2 referrals
  • Head Start Pioneers Home:  screened 15 with 4 referrals
  • Head Start Mendenhall School:  screened 15 with 3 referrals
  • Juneau Community Charter School:  screened 79 with 14 referrals
  • Juneau Co-Op Preschool:  screened 37 with 1 referral
  • Raven Home School:  screened 9 with 2 referrals
  • Riverbend Elementary:  screened 260 children with 53 referrals
  • KEET Elementary, Sitka, Alaska:  screened 354 children with 27 referrals
  • Valley Baptist Academy:  screened 79 with 7 referrals
  • Wrangell Elementary:  screened 73 children with 17 referrals
Total screened and referred the first half of the Lion year:  1,797 with 251 referrals.

Submitted by Lion Nancy Norton
Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions

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