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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.")

Newly Elected Officers Installed

On June 27, 2017 the new officers of Spokane Central Lions Club were installed by Lion Larry Domrese. They will be in office from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

President:  Chuck Monson
1st Vice President:  Ed Brandstoettner
2nd Vice President:  Bill Brooks
Secretary:  Sandy Eberle
Treasure:  Scott Opperud
Tail Twister:  Dave Stafki
Lion Tamer:  Benton Scruggs
Board positions until 2020
Gale Fowler
Mike Fulton

      Lion President              Lion Secretary             

     Chuck Monson             Sandy Eberle

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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.

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Time to pay dues for 2017-18 fiscal year.

Dues statements are going out this week. Please be prompt with your payment as they are due by June 1. There is no increase this year and if you want to make a donation to the administrative account please include it with your payment. Remember, we guarantee 24 lunches every week and only collect payment for about 15. This leaves a shortfall that must be covered from administrative money received. Money for activities/fundraising cannot be used for this purpose.

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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.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED--"LIONS DAY" at Camp STIX--FRIDAY, JULY 14th, 2017!

                                       *Volunteer for Lions Day at Camp STIX*

Location: RIVERVIEW BIBLE CAMP, 408771 WA-20, Cusick, WA 99119

Time: 2 p.m. through Dinner

Come and meet the amazing campers and staff at our diabetes camp, tour the camp, the week at camp in video, and serve dinner!

Please RSVP as soon as possible to: PDG Laura Wintersteen-Arleth at 509-999-6282 or email at: lionlaurawintersteen@gmail.com

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