Welcome to the North Carolina Blind Lions Club
The club has two major Goals
First, we want to offer the North Carolina Visually Impaired Persons (VIPs) the opportunity to serve with the best community service organization in the world. We believe one of the best ways to improve VIPs self-confidence and self-esteem is to give them an opportunity to serve others. We believe in “Helping Others as We have been Helped”
Second, we want to improve the lives of all North Carolina Visually impaired Persons by offering Presentations, Discussions Groups & Peer Support. These presentations will be offered in an accessible manner for VIPs. The broarder VIP community will have a voice in what presentations are made. we want to create an environment where people with impairments can participate, learn, grow and have leadership positions without worrying about what the people will think. We hope to have a very safe and welcoming environment.
We will have weekly conference calls on Tuesdays at 7:00pm.
Access Code: 423000
Everyone is welcome to participate
Check out our Google Groups for Communications page to see how we will make valuable information available to everyone
See the Other VIP Links page to see what some other groups are doing
Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.
Lions have a dynamic history. Founded in 1917, we are best known for fighting blindness, but we also volunteer for many different kinds of community projects - including caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.
Lions give sight. By conducting vision screenings, equipping hospitals and clinics, distributing medicine and raising awareness of eye disease, Lions work toward their mission of providing vision for all. We have extended our commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts and through our international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness.
Lions serve youth. Our community projects often support local children and schools through scholarships, recreation and mentoring. Internationally, we offer many programs, including the Peace Poster Contest, Youth Camps and Exchange and Lions Quest.
Our Leo Program provides the youth of the world with an opportunity for personal development through volunteering. There are approximately 144,000 Leos and 5,700 Leo clubs in more than 140 countries worldwide.
Lions award grants. Since 1968, the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has awarded more than US$700 million in grants to support Lions humanitarian projects around the world. LCIF was also ranked the number one nongovernmental organization in a 2007 study by The Financial Times.
Lions help during disasters. Together, our Foundation and Lions are helping communities following natural disasters by providing for immediate needs such as food, water, clothing and medical supplies – and aiding in long-term reconstruction.
Lions are active. Our motto is "We Serve." Lions are part of a global service network, doing whatever is necessary to help our local communities.
For more about Lions Clubs, go to www.lionsclubs.org
Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.