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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bergvliet Lions organised eye screening at Lourier Primary School, Retreat, for all the Grade R learners. We were asked to screen some of the learners in higher classes who appeared to have sight problems as well. All in all, 156 learners had their eyes screened by Jonga Trust.
As you look for potential sight service projects, find inspiration from clubs throughout the world. Via MyLCI, clubs have reported projects like pre-school vision screenings, arranging talks on low vision, providing a visually impaired child with an iPad to help with schoolwork, organizing a fishing tournament for blind members of the community, and printing and placing large print menus in local restaurants. Sharing the Vision projects reported through MyLCI will count toward the Centennial Service Challenge.
How will your club help us serve 100 million people by 2017?
Every club is encouraged to get involved in a sight project, particularly during October. However sight projects can be done throughout the year. Remember to report your project on MyLCI. A good idea is to partner with another Lions Club near you to share the costs: