Just a few of the many projects of the Redwood Shores Lions Club:
Throughout the year,used eyeglasses are collected by the Redwood Shores Lions and submitted to the Lions In Sight program. The collected eyeglasses are sorted, cleaned, processed and packaged for delivery to developing nations around the world. As we do this, we truly give the gift of sight to those who cannot afford something as simple as eyeglasses.
Ear of the Lion
The Redwood Shores Lions Club is a member of the Hearing Foundation of California/Nevada, Inc. The foundation offers hearing aids and medical/surgical/audiological services to the needy. If you are in need of hearing aid services, please contact us at email@example.com.
Also, if you have a used hearing aid, please drop it off at our collection box at the Sandpiper Community Center in Redwood Shores.
Student Speaker Contest
The Redwood Shores Lions will be hosting our club-level Student Speaker Contest in February of 2012 (date to be determined). The Contest is open to all high school students in the Bay Area. Student need not be a resident of Redwood Shores to participate.
The topic for this year's Contest is “"What Could the America of Yesterday Teach the America of Tomorrow?"” The Lions Fourth District Student Speakers Foundation, Inc. will provide scholarships totaling $103,500.00. From this amount, each of the fifteen District winners will receive a $4,500.00 scholarship, each of the four Area winners will receive an additional $6,500.00 scholarship and the winner of the Multiple District Four Contest will receive an additional $10,000.00 scholarship.
Community Service Scholarship
The Redwood Shores Lions Community Service Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school students who demonstrate academic caliber, extra-curricular involvement, and commitment to community service and volunteerism. As the commitment of the Redwood Shores Lions Club is to support our local community youth and senior programs by volunteering time and resources, emphasis of this scholarship will be on the applicant’s volunteer involvement and contributions to our local community.
If you know a student who would like to participate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete and return the Redwood Shores Lions Community Service Scholarship Application. Deadline for Application submittal will be in March of 2012 (exact date to be determoned).
Peace Poster Contest
Each year, Lions clubs around the world proudly sponsor the Lions International Peace Poster Contest in local schools and youth groups. This art contest for kids encourages young people worldwide to express their visions of peace. During the last 20 years, more than four million children from nearly 100 countries have participated in the contest.
The theme of the 2011-12 Peace Poster Contest is "Children Know Peace." Students, ages 11, 12 or 13 on November 15, are eligible to participate.
If you know a student who would like to participate, please contact us at email@example.com.
Teacher Appreciation Breakfasts
During the school year, the Redwood Shores Lions Club host breakfasts for the teachers at Sandpiper Elementary School, Redwood Shores Elementary School and Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Teachers and staff are greeted to a delicious breakfast as well as other treats and goodies donated by our members. We are pleased to express our gratitude for their dedication to maintaining quality education for our community’s children. Thank you to our local Teachers!
Cub Scout Pack 61
The Redwood Shores Lions Club is the chartering organization for Cub Scout Pack 61 in Redwood Shores providing assistance and fundraising opportunities during the year. Pack 61 is one of the oldest packs in the Pacific Skyline Council, with over 60 years of history.
Postcards to the Troops
The Redwood Shores Lions Club organized an effort to send good wishes to our troops in Afghanistan.
Boy Scout and Cub Scouts troops from Belmont and Redwood Shores wrote Halloween notes to each of the 150 soldiers of Alpha Company, 1/327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These soldiers, who were "adopted" by the City of San Mateo, were deployed to Afghanistan, and this is their fourth tour of duty in the Middle East. Our club will be organizing an effort to send notes again in April 2011 to wish the soldiers "Happy Spring, Happy Easter".
Our thanks to the following boy scouts and cub scouts and their leaders for their participation: Cub Scout Pack 61, Redwood Shores, Cub Scout Den 5, Pack 301, Belmont, Boy Scout Troop 61, Belmont
If you are interested in sending your own good wishes and/or treats to the members of Alpha Company contact the San Mateo Clerk's Office, call 650 522-7040, or request a name via email at firstname.lastname@example.org