News and Information
This page tells what is new and/or different at Spokane Central Lions Club. Check it out and you can find the lastest information about our memMulbers and the club in general.
Multiple District 19 Border Crossing
The July-August edition of the Border Crossing can be downloaded as a pdf file here. Among all the news around our Multiple District 19 (Washington, northern Idaho and BC) you will find the official announcement of the Multiple District Convention that will take place at the Red Lion Hotel at the Park in Spokane October 20 – 22, 2016. Get the dates on your calendar now and/or register for the convention with the form on the calendar page (where it says "view flier.")
Club Shirts Available!
The club is making shirts with the club logo on them available.as of Tuesday 2/21/2017. To order one (or more) go to https://kimmel.itemorder.com then enter sale code SCLB17. Details will be announced at the regular meeting on Feb. 21. These will be great shirts for "fitting in" at any of our club events or projects.
By-Laws Posted in Members-Only Area as a message.
Members of Spokane Central Lions can find the most recent update of the club by-laws posted as a message in the members only area. Use your email as your user name and contact Lion John Wilson if you need to find out what the password is. It has not changed since it was first introduced some time ago.
Record Set Again for Lion's Scholarships
The Spokane Central Lion’s held their Scholarship Ceremonies on May 17th, with a record-setting $37,000 gifted to area high school and nursing students. A total of six (6) area high school students received $12,000 with $4,000 match funding from Eastern and Community Colleges of Spokane. With over $18,000 raised from the 2nd Annual Pig Roast Fundraiser on April 16th a total of 11 scholarships for $21,000 were awarded to WSU Nursing students for academic year 2016–17. Over 60 people attended the annual Scholarship luncheon program celebrating the success of many promising candidates.
2016-2017 Peace Poster Winner
2015-2016 Sight and Hearing Services
A principle service that Lions Club are charged with is to serve the deaf and blind persons. Spokane Central Lions Club meet this charge by supporting the activities of its Sight and Hearing Committee.
Glasses – Approved 338 applications for glasses. 188 out of 297 applicants received their glasses in the first 10 months of the fiscal year. May and June usage will not be known until billings are received in July–August.
Hearing Aids – Approved 97 request for aids. 39 persons as of June 15 has received their aids. 26 of them received reconditioned aids and 13 received aids provided by the Sight Life Program. 10 request from the prior fiscal year were paid.
Preschool Children Hearing Screening – Screened children at 23 schools for a total of 728 children. 26 children showed hearing deficiency. 26 Lions plus 20 WSU nursing students donated 195 hours to service.
Vision Screening – Screened children at 16 schools for a total 247 children. 13 children showed some sort of eye deficiency. 10 Lions donated 36 hours to this service during the period of February to June of this year.
There are in addition, those Lions members who donate hours to the support activities. Jerry and Carole Williams for scheduling sites and people to screen. Dave Gilman for the same activities for vision screening. Sandy Eberle for sending out letters showing results and record keeping. Mike Fulton for maintaining the equipment. Bob Scheel for recording committee minutes. Cheryl Martin for a very timely service of sending out letters to all applicants that are approved glasses or hearing aids. Sandy Gerber for the all-important grant request preparation . Lee Teichmer for working with Dave and taking over the scheduling of screeners. We are always looking for more Lions who can donate time to the various activities of this committee as way to fulfill their Lion commitment to WE SERVE.