Sign in Olney MD

Sign Announcing Lions Heath Screening Event

The Sandy Spring Lions held a screening event on Friday, May 15 and
Saturday, May 16 in the Olney Village Shopping Center. The event was
sponsored by EyeWorks Vision Care Center and was held in the Lions District
22-C Mobile Health Unit. EyeWorks made promotional coupons available to all
who were screened.

A total of 37 clients received vision, hearing and glaucoma screenings over
the two-day period. 11 Sandy Spring Lions spent a total of 39 hours
performing the screenings. A number of positive comments were received from
other members of the community who stopped by to ask about the project but
did not receive screenings.

On Sunday, May 17 the Mobile Health Unit participated in the Olney Days
Parade. Lions Bill Lavely, John Howes, and Don Beeson walked along with the
MHU carrying Sandy Spring Lions banners.

Thanks to Lions Bob Spiers, Brother Pattie, Julie Thomas, Luana Beeson, Tim
Conner, Ed Loane, Joyce Howes, John Howes, and Bill Lavely for their
assistance and support.

Come Play a Round of Golf with the Lions!

‘Regal’ by captainchompy, License at creativecommons.org.

‘Regal’ by captainchompy, License at creativecommons.org.

The annual Sandy Spring Lions Club golf outing is coming up on May 8th, 2015 at Willow Springs Golf Course in West Friendship, Maryland.  There will be fun for all and prizes for Longest Drive, Closest to Pin, Low Team Score, High Team Score, as well as Door Prizes.  The format is a 2 Person Team Scramble.  Cost per golfer is $85.00.  Lunch to folllow!

This is a great event put on every year with hard work by Lions Bill Lavely and John Howes.  So come on out and play with us!

For more information or to sign up, e-mail sandyspringlions@gmail.com.

Sherwood Leos get a special visitor courtesy of District 22-C

Sherwood Leos get a visit from Jasmin, Leader Dog in training

Sherwood Leos get a visit from Jasmin, Leader Dog in training

Lions Julie Thomas and Lois Barb, 22-C Leader Dog chair, along with Leader Dog puppy-in-training Jasmin, visited the Sherwood High School Leo Club on February 9, 2015. The Leos learned about both the Leader Dog and puppy raising programs and were able to pet Jasmin while she was “not working.” As a service project to raise money for Leader Dogs, the Sherwood Leos will be selling Valentine flowers all week in the school.  The Sherwood Leo Club is sponsored by the Sandy Spring Lions Club.

Sandy Spring Lions Serve at NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo

Sandy Spring Lions Proudly Serve at a Regional Health Fair

Sandy Spring Lions Proudly Serve at a Regional Health Fair

The Sandy Spring Lions Club has a long history of working at local and regional health fairs providing health screenings.  Our history continued this year at the NBC4 Health and Fitness Expo at the Washington Convention Center on January 10, 2015.  Nine Lions attended, including three Past District Governors, the current King Lion and two new Lions.  They performed vision screenings at the Lions District 22-C booth.

Lions Nite Out at El Andariego in Sandy Spring

The Sandy Spring Lions Club is working together with a local restaurant, El Andariego, for a social and a fundraiser! Come to El Andariego on Wednesday, December 10th anytime between 11am and 9pm and present the flyer attached below, and 15% of your bill will be donated to the club!

Club members are aiming to attend and be social around 6 o’clock. But the deal is good for the whole day through! Come for lunch and dinner! Don’t forget to bring a copy of the flyer with you!

Lions Provide Free Health Screenings in Olney

Lions Jean McCloskey, John McCloskey, and David Hull welcome community members to their free health screenings.

Lions Jean McCloskey, John McCloskey, and David Hull welcome community members to their free health screenings.

The Sandy Spring Lions Club and EyeWorks Vision Care Center co-hosted a screening event at Olney Village Center on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014. Using the Mobile Health Unit provided by the District 22C Lions Community Outreach Foundation, the Lions provided free vision, hearing, and glaucoma screenings to members of the public from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM each day. A total of 64 screenings were performed, with 34 clients being referred to a medical professional for further testing. Certificates for discounts on eye exams and eyeglass purchases were provided by EyeWorks for those receiving vision referrals. A local audiologist also left business cards for those receiving hearing referrals. 20 pairs of donated eyeglasses and $50 in voluntary contributions were received.

The weatherman cooperated with warm, sunny weather on both days. A total of 14 Lions contributed 46 hours of service. New Lions Anne Bucher, David Hull, John McCloskey, and Jean McCloskey were trained on the screening equipment.

Special kudos to Lion Bill Lavely for arranging delivery and return of the Mobile Health Unit to the LCOF offices at Melwood.

Lions Bill Thomas, Don Beeson, Greg Fuller, and Ann Bucher pose outside the Lions Community Outreach Foundation Mobile Health Unit

Lions Bill Thomas, Don Beeson, Greg Fuller, and Ann Bucher pose outside the Lions Community Outreach Foundation Mobile Health Unit

 

 

 

 

 

May Program: Lions Camp Merrick

Lion Wayne Magoon from Waldorf Lions Club gives a presentation on Lions Camp Merrick

Lion Wayne Magoon from Waldorf Lions Club gives a presentation on Lions Camp Merrick

Our speaker in the month of May was Lion Wayne Magoon, who is President of the Waldorf Lions Club Foundation.  The Waldorf Foundation recently has taken ownership of the running of Lions Camp Merrick, a beautiful camping complex in southern Maryland that, along with regular camp, does special programs for blind, deaf, and diabetic children.

Lion Wayne gave a detailed report about the budget of the camp, the state of its programs, improvements that are being made, and opportunities to volunteer at many of the camps programs.