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NJLERC report May 2014

NJLERC:  There are few programs that serve so many visually impaired people in need and at the same time allow children, adults, Lions Clubs, Scout Groups, schools, large and small corporate entities and other fine organizations  to  make the program work with simple acts of recycling generosity.

The New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center continues to process an impressive number of recycled eyeglasses for distribution through medical and charity mission in other countries. Lions Clubs, schools, and companies – both large and small- participate in the eyeglass recycling program.

Between April 1, 2012 and March 31, 2013, NJLERC distributed 101,645 eyeglasses to medical missions and filled 65 Orders which went to those less fortunate in 22 Countries. Between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014, NJLERC distributed 81,691 eyeglasses to medical missions and filled 60 Orders which went to those less fortunate in 27 Countries.

NJCURE Lions in New Jersey have an impressive track record both in preventing vision loss and in helping people who are blind or visually impaired. Last year, NJLERC embarked upon a “grass roots” initiative, endorsed by Lions Clubs International, to provide free eye exams and a pair of custom eyeglasses to people with limited financial means and no vision/eyeglass insurance.

By working together, Lions across New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania can make an even greater impact on vision loss by participating in the NJCURE Pilot Program. Since the program’s inception, both funding and the participation of optometrists and local clubs, who continue to “Opt-in” to the program, has increased, and this in turn has enabled more financially needy people to receive both eye exams and new eyeglasses.  Grants from the 16A, 16C, 16D and 16E Charitable Foundations as well as donations from numerous Lion Clubs have made it possible to continue the program into next year.

 The NJCURE program administers the CURE services for the Brandel-Murphy Youth Foundation in New York as it serves its youth sight program in two New York Sub-Districts in conjunction with NJCURE.  In addition, both the Lions Eye Bank of Delaware Valley (LEBDV) and the Bucks County Commission for the Blind to work with NJCURE to phase these organizations into the NJCURE Pilot Program.  With this partnership, NJCURE would be able to help additional financially and visually challenged people.

The NJCURE partnership with our volunteer help, donated services, and contributions, is able to process the steady stream of direct referrals from our website (www.njlerc.org) as well as from community service based organizations, such as La Casa de Don Pedro with offices in East Orange and Newark, NJ. The South Jersey Eye Center has also chosen to participate in the NJCURE Program, giving South Jersey Eye Center access to the “Lions Lenses” for the duration of the pilot program so that they can assist more financially needy people. There are two forms available for use in obtaining eyeglasses through this program. 1.) There is a form to be used by Lions Clubs that have an existing relationship with an Eye Care Provider to refer a person for NJCURE eyeglasses.  2.) If a Lions Club does not have an existing relationship with an Eye Care Provider, NJLERC may be able to help identify one through the American Optometric Association’s Optometry Cares – Vision USA Network, and a  Vision USA form that can be used.  Both forms are available at the NJLERC website (www.njlerc.org, then just download the appropriate application form and fax it to (908)788-5467.

.  Through these referrals, last year the NJCURE program successfully processed 137 total referrals (76 Male and 61 Female) to receive free eye exams and new custom fitted eyeglasses.  You as Lions helped 137 financially needy people to receive new eyeglasses!

If your Lions Club needs assistance or if there are questions about this exciting program designed to reduce eye care cost to the indigent and increase the visibility of the important work Lions Clubs do, please contact us at 908-788-LION(5466) or by email at NJLERC@aol.com.

Participating Eye Care Providers (ECP) by City:  Atlantic Highlands/Bayonne/Belleville/Belmar/

Broadway/Burlington/Camden/Caldwell/Clark/  East Orange/ Gloucester City/Hackensack/Hawthorne/Highland Park/Lawrenceville/Ledgewood/ Metuchen/ Millburn/North Haledon/Nutley/Orange/Parlin/ Plainsboro/ Pleasantville/ Red Bank/ Rutherford/Sea Girt/ Sicklesville/Somers Point/Somerset/Springfield/Stanhope/ Stratford/ Turnersville/Wall/Westwood/West Windsor               [Total 37]

Participant Referrals by City: Annandale/Asbury Park/Atlantic City/ Atlantic Highlands/Berlin/ Bridgeport/Camden/Clayton/Clifton/ Deptford/Edge Weight Park/East Brunswick/East Orange/Edison/Elizabeth/ Florence/Gloucester/ Hackensack /Hackettstown/ Irvington /Kendall Park/Lawrenceville/Little Falls/Lodi/Mahwah/ Metuchen /Middletown/Mount Ephraim/ Neptune/ New Brunswick/Newark/North Plainfield/  Old Tappan/Orange/ Palmyra/ Paterson/Pine Hill / Piscataway/ Rahway/ Sayreville/Sewell/ Sicklesville/Somerdale Spring Lake Heights/ Stanhope/Ridgefield  Park/ Trenton/Waterford /West Berlin/ West Windsor/ White/Williamstown/Willingboro/ Winslow/Woodlynn  [Total 55]

 

Clubs Activities Brief - May 2014

 


Middletown Lions Club 

 

On June 14 The Lion’s Club of Middletown is sponsoring its third annual RUN TO HEAR 5K Race/Walk in Thompson Park on Newman Springs Road in Lincroft.  There is a $1,000 scholarship RANDOM DRAWING for all high school and college students who finish the run/walk that morning! You don’t need to be first. You don’t need to be fast. You just need to be there and finished! One lucky winner will walk off with the prize. Other prizes for local restaurants will also be picked!

The RUN TO HEAR will take off at 9am. Check i n time starts at 8am. There is a $20 pre-registration fee which includes a free t-shirt!

Applications can be found on the mlions.org web site.

The Middletown Lions Club Run to Hear 5k race/walk is dedicated to raise funds to purchase hearing aids for the needy. One of those who will benefit this year is a seven year old girl, Mary, whose family has reached out to our club for assistance. Mary has had a litany of medical problems which range from a need for special glasses to hearing aids. Still, she has remained a happy child with a warm smile. The Lion's Club of Middletown is proud to sponsor this annual race and thankful to those who participate and contribute to this great cause!

If you have questions or want additional information, contact JOHN GIORDANO at 732-996-7495


LINCOLN PARK LIONS CLUB:

 

Lincoln Park 2014-05-20 20.57.02At the May 20th meeting of the Lincoln Park Lions Club District 16 –E District Governor Nancy Jakubczyk inducted seven new members  into their club.   The induction ceremony was the culmination of a several months effort by Lions Kathy Bower, Ginny Kenny, Peter Kenny, and Wayne Arvidson.  The Lincoln Park Lions Club has had female members in the past but they always joined as individually and they did not remain in the club very long.   By bringing a group of female Lions into the Lincoln Park Lions Club the club members think we will have a better opportunity to maintain their membership in our club.

 

Above is a picture from the induction ceremony at the Lincoln Park Lions Club. From left to right in the front row is DG Nancy Jakubczyk of D16-E, new Lions Marion Semeraro, Janet Tayor, Linda Nazario, Kathy Bower, Carol Snack, Ginney Kenny, and Terry Matto,  and sponsor Lion Bob Brown.   From left to right in the back row are sponsors Lions Ron Nazario, Wayne Arvidson, and Peter Kenny. Seated with his back to the camera is Lion Donald Hom and seated to the right is Lion Wayne Odenbrett.  Missing is sponsor Lion Ralph  Semeraro.

 


Lions Club of Stafford

 

In April at L’Affaire Fine Catering, Mountainside, New Jersey the Lions Eye Bank of  New Jersey held their annual dinner in support of The Eye Bank Preservation and Restoration of Sight.  Lion Susan and Willy and  Lions Bob and Ruth Skrable attended the dinner.

Chairperson Lion Ruth Skrable mailed 21600 Stamps for the Wounded in Virginia and thanks to all who contributed this Lions Service project.

Arbor Day in Stafford was represented by King Lion Tom Struble

In May Lion Susan; Willy, Lions Bob and Ruth attended the New Jersey State Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Lion Peter Casamento has scheduled the White Cane Days May thru October ast Wal-Mart in Manahawkin and Bageleddies on LBI.

King Lion Tom Struble Chairperson for the Eye Screening reported spring eye screening is over and will resume in the fall

Lion Isabella and Lion Ed Sapanara has collected over 2400 used eye glasses to be taken to Whiting Eye Glass Recycling Center.  Lion Ros Armentano has a group that goes to Whiting for sorting and reading the glasses.

May 30th a group of Lions will be going to Concordia Learning Center at St. Joseph’s School for the Blind in Jersey City for a Walkathon and a tour of the facility, Lion Dave Skrivanek .chairperson

June 2nd Katsenback School Graduation Lions Bob and Ruth Skrable will represented our Club

June 5th Southern Regional High School will have presentation of scholarship Awards.  The club will give out 3 Scholarship Awards

Founders Day June 14th will be held at the Manahawkin Lake Park, Stafford. The Lions will be there to promote Lionism and Membership.

June 18th Our Installation Dinner will be at Callaway’s Restaurant Rt. 9 Stafford.  Lion Gladys Casamento, chairperson.

July 15th Donate Life NJ is a life-saving partnership between Gift o Life Donor Program (southern NJ) and NJ Sharing Network (northern and central NJ). Together these two nonprofits coordinate the organ and tissue transplants for all New Jersey residents Stafford Lion members will greet people in front of the NJ Motor Vehicle, Manahawkin. The Lions Eye Bsnk of New Jersey provided us with handoutrs and Literature and helped me make the arrangements Chairperson Lion susan Mueller.Chairperson Lion Susan Mueller.

The Club will be having a River Lady Dinner Cruise on August 27th.  Lion Bob Skrable will have more information on this event.

Sept 6th Pirates Day in Barnegat, Lion Susan Mueller chairperson.  This event is to make people aware of what Lions do.

In October the Club will be celebrating our 65th Anniversary. Plans are being made by Lion Dave Skrivanek.

We cannot forget our Middle School Leo Club they are doing great and we are proud of them.  The Leo Club had Lion Don Bray install 27 new members this past fall.  This Club has been very active.  Lions Don Bray and Bob Titus delivered Coats to the Leo Club. The Leo Club then distributed them to the Churches for people in the area.

They support the Pediatric Unit of Southern Ocean Medical Center.  Collected 50 pairs of flip flops and donated them to victims of the typhoon.  A company in northern NJ shipped them free of  charge.  They are now looking for a candidate for an exchange student, There is also a student working on the 2014-15 Peace Poster.


EATONTOWN LIONS HOST ANNUAL GOLF OUTING

The Eatontown Lions Club will host their 16th Annual Phil Wellington Memorial Golf Outing on Thursday, June 12th, 2014 at the Jumping Brook Country Club, Neptune, NJ.  There will be awards, dinner and prizes.  Fee for golf and dinner is $185 per golfer.  Scramble format will be used.  Shotgun start at 1:00 p.m.  Register by mail, phone or on line.  Registration form can be found on-line at www.eatontownlions.org.  To register by phone call John Xenakis at (908) 675-6229 or Toby Stark at (732) 389-4313 or register on line with johnxenakis@verizon.net or toby@stark-associates.com.  Registration on site is possible the day of the outing beginning at 11:30 a.m.  The proceeds from this event go to The Captain James M. Gurbisz Foundation for Children at Risk, the Fisher House Foundation, a home away from home” for families of patients receiving medical care at major military and VA medical centers, and Lions sight related projects and charities.  For more information call (908) 675-6229 or visit www.eatontownlions.org or be a fan of us on Facebook. Eatontown Lions Club.


FAIR LAWN LIONS CLUB:

 

The Fair Lawn Lions Club and the Fair Lawn Rotary recently had their annual joint Brotherhood meeting at the Fair Lawn Athletic Club. The guest speaker at the event was Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino.

 

The Fair Lawn Lions are currently celebrating their 64th anniversary.

 

For further info, contact Ed Gruber at 201-791-3734 or meldmeld2003@yahoo.com


Rockaway Township Lions Club:

 

On April 27th, the Leos of Morris Hills HS, Morris Knolls HS and Copeland Middle School with help from the Rockaway Lions, hosted the third annual Special Olympics at Morris Knolls HS. Over 100 members of sports teams and clubs from the three schools joined in to help run the event along with Lions and friends of the Lions.  50 participants were present to actively partake in the activities. Each participant was hosted by two students to help them navigate the events. Included was a bounce mat for all to have fun on. Every one present were treated with hamburgers and hot dogs cooked by the PAL members. Special guests were members of the Morris Hills regional management that permitted us to use the facilities of Morris Knolls HS. The overall event was planned by Lion Barbara Guerra, Lion President and her committee of Leos and Lions. Lion Bruce Levy was instrumental in gathering the food and other equipment needed that was not available at the school. Special thanks to everyone not mentioned who helped make this event very special for the participants.

 


 

AVALON LIONS CLUB:

 

Dear Fellow Lions and Friends of the Avalon Lions:

 

We are pleased to invite you to the Sixth Annual Avalon Lions Charity Golf Classic on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  This year the golf outing is an even better value.  For your $135 per golfer ticket price you will receive all of the following:

 

18 Holes of Golf

Golf Cart

Greg Norman Quarter Zip Rain Pullover ($65 value)

BBQ Lunch

Awards Dinner

Refreshments

Golfer Goody Bag

 

Click Here to Sign up and Reserve Your Spot Today

 

Please see below for further details.

Mike Sowers,

Charity Golf Classic Chairman

Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey Names Bergenfield Lion Richard Chittum Visionary of the Year

Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey

Names Bergenfield Lion Richard Chittum

Visionary of the Year

 

Richard Chittum, 34-year veteran of the Bergenfield Lions, has been named a 2014 Visionary of the Year for his work with the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey in their life-changing mission of restoring sight to those in need—from young children to seniors.Margaret Chaplin, Executive Director of the Lions Eye Bank of New Jersey, in making the announcement honoring Rick Chittum stated that “the Visionary Award recognizes individual Lions for their hard work in supporting the Eye Bank’s mission—the Restoration of Sight.”  Chittum, an ardent supporter of the Eye Bank’s mission and a positive factor in its evolution to the modern-day organization it is today, has worked hard and long for many years.

One of three Lions in New Jersey to receive this award, Chittum currently serves as Board Secretary and was President of the Eye Bank during the expansion merger period with the MidWest Eye Bank, increasing the reach and effectiveness of the Eye Bank’s ability to accomplish its mission to Restore Sight to the growing number of people in need of transplants.

Chittum’s 34-year career as a Lion has been a roller coaster ride that has yet to peak, gaining speed at every level.  He was President of his home club, the Bergenfield Lions Club, and moved on through the years as Chairman of the Board of the Lions Eye Bank of N. J., Board Member of the N. J. Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center, Member of the Board of Trustees of Camp Marcella (a camp for blind children), District Governor of 16A of North New Jersey, Past President of the Charitable Foundation of 16A and the N. J. Past District Governors Association.  He was honored with a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow and is recipient of the Harold Nutter Award.

A long-time resident of Bergenfield, Rick and his wife Barbara raised two sons and are now proud grandparents of four grandchildren.  Rick served on the Bergenfield Recreation Committee for ten years and umpired Little League Baseball for five years.

The Visionary Award will be presented at a dinner at L’Affaire in Mountainside on Wednesday, April 9th, that Chaplin termed a “celebration of a longstanding partnership with Lions across the state.”

For more information about the Bergenfield Lions, their work and how you fit in, please call Judy Verga at 201-384-9283 or email her at JAVERGA@verizon.net, or come to a meeting—2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month at 7pm at Tommy Fox’s Public House.

Saddle River Valley Lions “$2 Million Dollar Charity Gala” Celebration

Saddle River Valley Lions “$2 Million Dollar Charity Gala” Celebration

Those in attendance at the Saddle River Valley Lions Club’s recent “$2 Million Dollar Charity Gala” described the overall atmosphere of the evening both as ‘jubilant’ and ‘inspirational.’ Held by the 56 year old Club to commemorate its passing the two million dollar mark – $2,073,817, to be exact – in terms of funds raised and distributed to charity, the event also served as the presentation venue for the distribution of its charitable grants to the Lions’ 2014 recipient organizations.

Almost one hundred people were present at the celebratory occasion which, in addition to the members themselves, included representatives of most of the forty-plus charitable, civic, and educational groups supported by the Lions as well as several local community leaders and elected officials. Those present at the Gala Dinner all received warm praise in the welcome address of the Club’s president, Lion Jerry Michota. Michota spoke of the Lions’ “ongoing commitment to support the good work of those who provide the direct services to those in need” He went on to express his “deep thanks and appreciation to the Club’s members who planned and participated in its fundraising and service efforts and to Lion Gary Paton and his planning committee who organized this evening’s gala celebration.”

In analyzing the true scope of the Club’s accomplishment, Michota went on to say explain that “what makes reaching this $2 million dollar threshold so amazing is that, excepting for a few years when membership numbered fifty individuals, during its more recent history the average number of the club’s members has only ranged between thirty five and forty.” “Further,” he went on, “while it took almost four decades for us to make the first million dollars, the second million was raised in just a third of that time.”

According to the treasurer of the Lions Club, Paula Turrin, this year’s total of funds donated to it’s sponsored charities reached almost $80,000, an amount which slightly exceeded that of recent years. Turrin explained that “the Saddle River Valley Lions Club is classified as a 501C(3) non-profit entity. One hundred percent of the net proceeds we raise go directly to the charities and organizations that that the Club supports. None of the funds raised are used to meet administrative expenses as these costs are borne directly by our members themselves.”

Current Lions Governor of District 16A, Winster Ceballos, a guest at the Gala Dinner, warmly addressed his compliments to those assembled. He expressed his admiration to the Club by stating that “$2 million dollars in donations is not an achievement that many clubs could ever reach. It is because of the dedication and hard work of the Saddle River Lions during the past 56 years that they have been able to reach this milestone, while at the same time helping many families and projects within their own community and throughout the state of New Jersey.”

To the backdrop of music provided by Lion Ed Fedush, District 16A Project Chairman for New Jersey Blind Athletes, one particularly memorable portion of the evening’s program was provided by the Lions Club Secretary, Life Member Bob May. May gave those present a short lesson on the history of the Saddle River Valley Lions Club entitled “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow”. “It was in the late 1950’s,” he began, “that members of the Waldwick Lions Club recognized  a need for the establishment of a club for the residents of Saddle River and Upper Saddle River, then two rapidly growing communities.”

After acknowledging the presence of the current president of the Waldwick Lions Club, Randy Reveley, May went on to explain that twenty six members attended the charter meeting held on January 13, 1958. “The new club prospered throughout the 1960s, ultimately growing to fifty members,” the maximum permitted under its by-laws. By 1975, “Saddle River Valley Club helped continue the expansion of Lionism in Northern New Jersey by sponsoring the Pascack Hills Club in Montvale.”

The Lions’ continually increasing program of service activities and fundraising efforts was emphasized by Lion May as he recounted memories of some of the many projects performed by the local club over the years. May stated that “service to our local communities has gone way beyond fundraising” and offered several examples. “In the late 1970s, Club members cleared and drained a piece of ‘swampland’ owned by the borough of Upper Saddle River and turned it into the first recreational area available to all its residents. Today, Lions Memorial Park continues to serve the community and is now the site of the ‘Annual Lions Carnival.’ ”

May went on to describe numerous other community service projects including examples such as “moving the U.S.R. library to its new, current location, renovating the kitchen and building a handicapped access ramp at the S.R.V. Cultural Center.” In addition to its continuing financial support, Lions “provided countless hours of labor improving the New Jersey Camp for Blind Children, known as Camp Marcella, and located in Rockaway Township, New Jersey.” In closing, May said that “we are still a growing club whose members are comprised of a vibrant group of men and women dedicated to serving those in need. And as to the future of the Saddle River Valley Lions, well, you can take it from me; the best is yet to come.”

The highlight of the evening was the actual distribution of grants and donations. The chairpersons of five of the Club’s standing committees made the actual presentations to representatives from each of the recipient organizations. In introducing Judy Ortman, the representative of the St. Joseph’s School for the Blind and the first group of the night to receive its donation, the Sight Committee Chairman, Lion Tim Trossman, expressed a viewpoint echoed throughout the evening by Lion John Chambers (Human Services Committee Chairman), Lion Emery Duell (Education Committee Chairman), and Lion George Lesnik (Youth Committee Chairman).

Trossman stated that “there is so much to be learned from these organizations. First and foremost is the knowledge that there are places out there where blind and visually impaired people can go for support. Their expanded use of technology especially is really taking off and improving people’s lives. But today, the very groups that offer formal hands-on training and assistance are more in need of our support than ever before. What a great thing it is, then, to give the resources that these fantastic organizations need in order to go on improving lives year after year.”

The feeling expressed by Trossman clearly was reciprocated. In her acceptance of the  Lions’ donation to her organization, Ortman acknowledged that “the support of Lions Clubs from all over New Jersey is a key element of the fundraising efforts of the Concordia Learning Center at the St. Joseph School for Blind. The Saddle River Valley Lions Club has been a consistent and very generous part of that funding for well over 15 years. The funds we receive from Lions Clubs allow us to offer our students a unique integration of skill sets. Provided by our educational and specialty staff are services such as physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as orientation and mobility instruction.”

But Ortman continued, stating that the most important contribution that can be made to an organization isn’t necessarily about money alone. “Sometimes overlooked,” she said, “is the volunteer time and commitment of Lions throughout the state. The sheer knowledge that there are groups out there that care about our students and their success is encouraging for all of us and every bit as vital as the funds they donate to us.”

In making the Youth Committee’s presentations, Chairman Lesnik, who also is a Past Governor of Lions District 16A, re-emphasized remarks made by several others during the evening regarding the Lions’ support of youth activities. “The impact of our youth programs,” he said, “cannot be overstated.”

Lesnik continued, stating that “over and above the continuing financial support we provide to tonight’s charitable recipients, one of our major achievements during the past year has been the establishment of two Leo Clubs,” an accomplishment which he credited largely to retired school administrator and fellow S.R.V. Lion, David Verducci. Chartered by Lions International, the new clubs are based at Northern Highlands Regional High School (Allendale) and the Cavallini Middle School (Upper Saddle River). The Leo Clubs fulfill an important function by providing middle and high school students opportunities and activities designed to inculcate the values associated with service to their communities.

In a warmly addressed thank you speech, current Upper Saddle River Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Monica Browne, seemed to sum up the feelings of many when she said that “as important as the Lions’ financial support is to our schools, the establishment of the Leo Clubs do something even more important. They provide another vehicle through which we can teach our students the importance and meaningfulness of service to others.”

Lions President Michota closed the evening’s program by speaking about Lions Clubs International. He described the club as the world's largest service club organization with over 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in more than 208 countries and geographical areas around the world. Founded in 1917, membership is by invitation and although the organization is best known for fighting blindness, the Club also performs volunteer work for many different kinds of community projects – including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry, and aiding seniors and the disabled.

The Club’s achievement of reaching the $2 million mark has not gone unnoticed by the larger community, garnering praise from local elected officials. Earlier in the month, the Mayors and Borough Councils in three of the towns served by the Saddle River Valley Lions, Mahwah, Ramsey, and Upper Saddle River, each honored the Club by passing Official Proclamations recognizing the groups service.

The Upper Saddle River presentation, the first of the three, was made by Mayor Joanne Minichetti at a public meeting of the local governing body. In her reading of the actual recognition text, the Mayor noted the many noteworthy accomplishments and activities of the S.R.V. Lions Club. She thanked its members “for all the good work you do and for helping to build a greater sense of community among the residents of Upper Saddle River.”

Similar comments were made by the second and third presentations held just a week later. In Mahwah, Council President John Roth spoke on behalf of the governing body offering “thanks for the many noteworthy accomplishments and activities of the S.R.V. Lions Club.” He also expressed “appreciation to the members of the club their significant contribution to the community and for helping to improve the lives of so many who live and work in Mahwah.” This sentiment echoed that of by Mayor Christopher Botta who also expressed gratitude to the Lions “for their invaluable contributions to the community of Ramsey.”

Reflecting back, S.R.V. Lion Jim Murphy seemed to capture the overall tenor of the Lions’ current state of affairs, describing it as “a simply fantastic feeling.” When asked to elaborate, Murphy immediately quipped that “in the 15 short years I have been a member of the Lions we have raised and given away another million bucks to people in real need!  How cool is that?"

For further information about the any aspect of the Saddle River Valley Lions Club, including membership opportunities, please visit www.SRVLions.org. To learn more about the Leo Club Program, go to the Youth Programs section of the Lions Web site at www.lionsclubs.org.  

Avalon Lions Charities Donates $4,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of CMC

Avalon Lions Charities Donates $4,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of CMC

 

ALC VIM Check 2013Avalon NJ - Avalon Lions Charities donated $4,000 to the Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County during their November meeting held at the Golden Inn.  The donation will be used to help fund their free medical clinic serving low income residents with no access to health insurance.  VIM has served more than 4,000 individuals in Cape May County all at no charge to the patient, since opening day in 2002.

 

Avalon Lions Charities is made up of civic-minded men and women of Avalon and local communities bound together under Lions Clubs International "To Serve", and meet community needs.  For more information about the Lions and membership please contact Lion Ron Griffin; phone (609) 967-1010.  The Avalon Lions Club is the largest club in NJ Lions District 16C.  District 16C is geographically most of South New Jersey

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