Club Projects


  North Carolina Lions Camp Dogwood - 2023


Mark Bateman (Nancy)

Ray Brassley

Gene Finch

Butch Garnett

Susie Goertemiller

Larry Java

Clarence Powell

Philip Weigel


Lions KidSight USA


Lions KidSight USA is a nation-wide program bringing Lions clubs across the country together to ensure our children receive eye screenings and follow-up care when needed.
According to educational experts, 80% of learning is visual. If children can’t see well, they will have more difficulty learning.
1-in-3 young children have poor but correctable vision - often just needing eyeglasses.

Lake Gaston Lions Club - Vision Programs - Eye Screening

Number of Students and Faculty Screened Since 2016: 20,223

Number of Students and Faculty Screened in 2023: 1,722

Numbers Lasted Updated: November 14, 2023

Committee Chairs

Chairperson Co-Chairperson
Gene Finch Gary Herbert

Committee Members and Certified Vision Screeners

James Jancso
Dolores Raneri

Chris Osen

Committee Members

Mark Bateman Jim Bersch Kathy Everhart  
Scott Miller Joe Mullen Clarence Powell  

Schools We Have Screened

Pittman Elementary, Hollister Elementary, Chaloner Middle, Weldon Middle, Inborden/Enfield Elementary, Scotland Neck Elementary/Aurelian Springs Elementary
Everrett Elementary/Davie Middle School Mirian Boyd Elementary
Left to Right: Ray Brassley, Kathy Everhart, Ivy Cauolle, James Jancso, Gene Finch  
Central Elementary Northside Pre-K and Elementary
Left to Right: Ray Brassley, Dolores Raneri, Gene Finch, Mitzi Taylor,
James Jancso
Back Row Left to Right: Nurse Edna Harqnue, Nurse Barbara Espinosa,
Nurse Mia Terry
Front Row Left to Right: James Jancso, Dolores Raneri, Linda Brassley, Ray Brassle
Belmont Elementary School Weldon Elementary School
Left to Right: Bill McKee, Diane Sawyer, James Jancso, Dolores Raneri Left to Right: Sharika Gray RN, Bill McKee, Lion Dolores Raneri, Lion James Jancso,  Angela Easter Principal

Lions Club Calendar Sales

A cash Calendar is a 6-month calendar that is sold for a $10 donation. Money is paid out to the purchaser on each day (from $20 to $400) depending on the day of the month. Only 1000 calendars are sold by the Lake Gaston Lions, and each is designated with a three-digit number. Each night the NC lottery picks a pick three number the purchaser of that numbered calendar will win the money listed for that day. You can win as many times as the number comes up in the 6 months. The funds raised go to fund our Vision Screening Program, where he can support families in need to help the children's eyes.

Calendars are sold 2 months before the start of each 6 month around (Jan 1 and July 1) 

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