The Holt Lions Club provides service to the citizens of Delhi Township, the nation and the world in many different ways.
Lions Service Projects can go to benefiting individuals and the community in many different ways. Some of the local, national and International project are listed below.
Used Eyeglass Collections - Lions throughout the country and in the Holt/Delhi area collect glasses no longer needed and then recycle them in a unique way. Used eyeglasses cannot reused in the United States, but Lions collect them, sort them, repair if they can and take them overseas to many different counties where they are distributed free of charge to people who could not otherwise afford them. Holt Lions have gone on many "Eyeglass Missions" around the world. The cost of the trip and their expenses are paid by the individual not the Lions Club. The Holt Lions has even been the sponsor of a series of "Eyeglass Missions" to Latvia.
Eyeglasses - Lions International and local Lions Clubs have been involved in sight issues since Helen Keller challenged them to become "Knight of the Blind" in 1925. The Holt Lions can assist people from the Delhi township area in getting eye exams and glasses when they meet the needs tests and they may have to pay a small co-pay. Contact the Eyeglass Chairperson show on the "Contact Us" page of this Website.
Holt Community Kids Day - the Holt Lions in cooperation with the Delhi Township Parks and Recreation Department, provide in early June every year a fun day for kids and their families. This event is free admission to all. Activities include games of many types, blowup toys, rides, dunk tank, clowns, balloons, face painting and elephant ride. Free lunches, popcorn and snow cones are provided to all. There are many small prizes all day long and a give away of 12 or more bicycles at the end the day. A fun time is had by all.
Holt Community Kids Day 2010
June 10, 2010 from 10:00 Am to 2:00 PM
The 2010 event had more activities than ever.
The day started out cloudy and with a threat of storms but the skies cleared and everyone was dry and warm. The attendance was slightly lower than normal at the start but picked up later.
There were several new attractions this year!
CHUM Therapeutic Riding stable was the biggest addition. This outing was a first for them and it we hope they can continue to come back year after year.
A display about Veterinary Medicine was provided by the Michigan Veterinary Association.
A new attraction, "The Vault" is new and unique, a challenge to go through a laser light maze with being touched. Older kids really enjoyed it.
This year we had more "inflatables" than ever before, bouncing, slides,obstacle courses and for the first time a small bounce toy limited to age 4 and under. The new inflatable was donated to Kids Day by Dr. TimFauser.
The were several other new additions and the many other activities Kids Day has had for years.
For additional information on Kids Day see the "Contact Us" page of this website.
H.O.L.T Scholarships - The Holt Lions club particaptes in the H.O.L.T. scholarships by making a generous donation to help assist a Holt area student go on from high school to college.
Holt Lions Student Athletic Award - At a special awards meeting every first Thursday of June for the past 30 plus years the Holt Lions have had the coach of each sport at Holt High School recognize a graduating senior who exemplifies the best in a student athlete. Not the top scorer or leading rusher but the student that the coach wants to recognize for hard work, support of the sport and all around efforts to help the team. This award has been referred to by the Holt Athletic Director as the "highest honor that a coach can award".
Special Equipment for Fire and Police in the Delhi Township area. The Holt Lions have assisted the Fire Department with the purchase of the "Jaws of Life" and the local Delhi Sheriffs Division with purchase of a police equipped mountain bike for local Community Policing Officers.
The Lions recently purchased unique Police Sketch Artist software. This will be used to help officer with creating crime suspect sketches while the victims memories are fresh and more accurate, not days later and not as clear.
Below an Ingham County Deputy, Community Policing Officer, part of the Delhi Division of the Ingham County Sheriff Department shows the Holt Lions the mountain bike we purchased for them.
Emergency Aid - In times of emergency the Holt Lions Club can rendered some financial assistance. Fire victims in a local trailer home park and another home owner suffered totals losses during 2009 and received some money and other items from the Holt Lions.
Delhi Township Brush Drop Off - During the spring and summer months, Holt Lions man a site in Delhi Township where only Delhi residents can drop off yard waste and brush for free. Lions work at the site once a month, otherwise the Township would not be able to offer the service free of charge or at all.