Who are the Slidell Noon Lions?
The Slidell Noon Lions Club has lived by the service creed of Lionism since our founding in 1928 here in the Slidell community more than 80 years ago. Our club has remained active and contibuted to the well being and growth of our Slidell community all these years. Some of our many activities include:
~ Screening the eyes of our youth. Each year club members screen the eyes of more than 1,000 pre-school age children in order to identify diseases and conditions of young children's eyes that may be correctable or treatable. This important service is provided at no expense to the families through the Cubsight Program of the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation.
~ Recycling of Eyeglasses. Our club collects thousands of pairs of used eyeglasses each year and sends them for cleaning and classification before being distributed throughout the world wherever eyeglasses are needed by those who cannot afford or otherwise obtain them.
~ Support of the LA Lions Camp for Handicapped and Diabetic Youth. The Noon Lions sponsor handicapped and diabetic youths each year to attend the special Lions camp in Anococo, LA at no charge to campers. A great experience for these special kids.
~Vision Assistance Program. Following our meetings each Thursday the club interviews individuals that need glasses but can't afford them. We assist these individuals to apply for payment of these needed services by us and the LA Lions Eye Foundation.
~ Community Involvement. The Slidell Noon Lions Club partiipates in and involves itself in many community activities such as the Keep Slidell Beautiful Program and the collection of food items at polling places on election days for donation to charitable organizations. We also make donations of cash or goods and volunteer many hours in support of worthy casuses within our community. We Care - - We Help.
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