Cleghorn School Park Stepping Stones

While improving the ball field at the park and installing new spectator bleachers on the north side of the backstop, steps were required to be built into the hill.  In doing this, it was thought that we could use customizable paving stones that community members could sponsor to memorialize or honor someone. You can download thePaver Order Form here and submit it to us for placement of your stone.

This picture was taken from the top of the hill looking down while the handrail was being installed.

Highway Cleanup

The Cleghorn Lions Club annually, in April, cleans the ditches of the county highways for one mile in each direction of downtown Cleghorn, Wisconsin.

Highway 93 Wayside Cleanup/Maintenance

In conjuction with the Eleva-Strum Lions Club, we maintain the wayside on Highway 93's Mockingbird Hill located between Cleghorn and Eleva.  Eau Claire County discontinued maintenance of this wayside around 2010 and these two Lions Clubs teamed up to make sure it gets mowed, the picnic tables and benches are maintained, and the grounds are free of debris and trash.

Eye Tissue Transportation

Ours is one of about 200 Lions Clubs in Wisconsin that serve as transporters for Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin (LEBW). Transporters of LEBW transport boxes of eye tissue from various pick up and drop off locations. This system has been coined ‘The Corneal Express’, because the transporters relay the boxes of tissue from the various pickup/drop off locations to the LEBW office in Madison, Wisconsin, or outbound to surgery centers. This is for both incoming tissue (tissue coming from various locations in the state to LEBW) or outgoing tissue, meaning tissue that is being sent from LEBW to surgery centers (ready for transplant). We are proud to be transport volunteers and help to provide the precious gift of sight.

Children's Vision Screening

We have partnered with the Eau Claire Area School District (ECASD) to provide FREE Vision Screening to all 4K kids at the EC4T sites throughout Eau Claire in October.  There are over 500 students enrolled in 20 sites throughout Eau Claire in this 4K program.  The Vision Screening will be taking just a short time per student (30 second average) using a Welch Allyn SPOT Vision Screening camera.  The results of the screening will be on file at the ECASD Early Learning Program office once all of the screenings are completed and notifications will be sent home to each family stating if the student is being recommended to see an eye doctor (Ophthamologist) or not.

The SPOT Vision Screening cameras that we use were purchased by the Wisconsin Lions District 27-E2 using a grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation.  A Prevent Blindness Wisconsin-certified vision screener is on hand at all of these vision screening events to make sure accurate results are given to the parents.

If you have had a child that has had his or her eyes screened by us this fall and would like more information, you can contact Heidi White, the Director of Early Learning for ECASD at 715-852-3610.

There is also some great information for parents here.

Eyeglass Recycling

Our members stop by many businesses, churches, and other public places each month to collect used, donated eyeglasses that are then sent to the Wisocnsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center in Rosholt, Wisconsin.

Horsepower for Veterans

Since 2015, the Cleghorn Lions have provided the labor and experience to grill 400+ chicken dinners for the attendees of Trinity Equestrian Center's Horsepower for Veterans event.  This event provides the resources for Trinity to continue providing FREE equine therapy to Vets with PTS(D), TBI and other service related injuries.

Christmas Presents for Local Families in Need

For over ten years, the Cleghorn Lions Club has come to the assistance of those in need in the season of Christmas.  Currently five-fold, our Christmastime giving includes:

  • Up to two families at Eau Claire's Robbins Elementary School, as recommended by the school's Guidance Counselor.
  • Up to two families at Eau Claire's Meadowview Elementary School, as recommended by the school's Guidance Counselor.
  • Local veterans or elderly individuals that have very little family to help support them.
  • Monetary donation to the Christmas from the Heart fund at the Eleva-Strum School District to purchase gifts for those in need.
  • Monetary donation to Leader-Telegram's Warm the Children fund that purchases new winter clothing for those in need.

In 2020, a little over $3,500 was spent on these Christmas initiatives.


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