Category Archives: Sight Programmes

Lions Club of Kirstenbosch: Vision

On 19th April 2018 the Lions Club of Kirstenbosch held their GBM focusing on the quest against blindness.

Blindness ranks amongst one of the five mission items of Lions Clubs International and at their meeting the members of the Lions Club of Kirstenbosch  welcomed guests from the League of the Friends of the Blind (LOFOB) who outlined their annual Blind Buddy initiative.

Using all schools to participate on 25 May 2018 there will be a Blind Buddy Day Shades Parade. This initiative will encourage scholars to wear their sunglasses (shades) to school for the day. For this they will pay R10.00 for a Blind Buddy Sticker.

 

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Lions Club of Tokai: Wellness Day

Lions Di Powell and PDG Sue Charles assisted at the Lions Club of Tokai’s first Wellness Day organised by Ikamva Labantu and the Enkuluekweni Community Centre in Khayalitsha on Wednesday, 28th February 2018.  The Wellness Day was attended by 45 elderly residents of Khayelitsha.

Ten third year nursing students from the AZUSA Pacific Christian University in Lost Angeles tested for BMI, Height, Weight and random blood sugar and blood pressure checks whilst the two Jonga Trust Community workers did eye screening.

Lion Di took time to explain to the nursing students how the eye screening was done and PDG Sue conducted the administrative work.

The Lions Banner was prominently displayed.

Well done Tokai!

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Media launch for the Lions World Sight Day Banquet

Representatives of Lions Clubs District 410A - Lions World Sight Day

Lion Sundru Pillay (District Marketing), DG Sue Charles, IPDG Moira Theron, Lion John Houston and PDG Pierre Theron (District Sight Chairperson)

The two, 10 week old guide dogs in training, Leo and Melvin, named and sponsored by the Lions of District 410A, were introduced to DG Sue Charles, IPDG Moira Theron, PDG Pierre Theron (District Sight Chairperson), Lion Sundru Pillay (District Marketing) and Lion John Houston  at a media Launch for the upcoming Sight Day Gala Banquet at Kelvin Grove on the 8th October 2015.

Many Lions clubs in District 410A have for many years supported the Guide Dog Association, and are now encouraged to continue to show their support by attending this auspicious occasion, which amongst other dignitaries will be attended by the Premier Helen Zille. For more information contact Pierre Theron on pdgpierre@gmail.com.

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