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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
At our April meeting, Director of Olney HELP Marilyn Simonds spoke to us about the work they do in the Olney-Ashton-Sandy Spring community. Their food pantry is indispensable when it comes to helping local people who are hungry.
Our members filled over 10 bags of dry food for the pantry and we also made a donation to support their ability to provide fresh food as well.
Olney Help is always looking for volunteers to help deliver food or take calls. Volunteers work one or two days a month and it is very rewarding. Click the link above if you are interested in helping out.
At the March meeting of the Sandy Spring Lions Club, the club was proud to induct two new Lions: Lion John McCloskey of Brookeville was brought in by longtime member Jim Kibbe and Lion Carole Derrick of Leisure World was brought in by her husband, Warren. The new Lions were proudly inducted by one of our past district governors, Bill Thomas.
The Club is proud to be positive for the year when it comes to bringing in new members. Lion John’s wife is hoping to join the club next month and there are a few other potential members who came out of our Friendship night at the February meeting.