Meetings
Members
VA Bingo
1st Wednesday of the Month
 
Location
McGuire Hospital
 
We depart by carpool at the Calabash Restaurant at 5::30 PM.
 
If you would like to join us, contact the Lion President Gene Renkar  at Eugenerenkar@yahoo.com or Lion Frank Cooke at mlc123@verizon.net. Lions from other clubs are welcome and can claim time and donations within their own clubs.
 
Our club was recognized for outstanding service to the vets for "caring" as demonstrated by the amount of homemade food brought in and the one to one communication with several vets.
Free Public
Screenings
 
Date
TBA
 
Time
8 AM-4 PM
3 hour shifts
We partner with the Richmond Host Lions Club to lease the van from 24-D and offer free hearing and sight screenings to the homeless.
 
This is a ONE DAY event.
We need:
  • four sight acuity screeners
  • two glaucoma screeners
  • two hearing screeners
  • two - four registration desk volunteers
  • two assistants to help with stairs
Equipment training is available on site to all who apply to help with this project.
White Cane Days
 
Tentative Dates
 
April or May
2014
 
Location
TBA 
When you donate funds to the Mechanicsville White Cane Fund, the funds are only used for assisting those in need in the Mechanicsville area to obtain free eye exams and glasses.
  
Donations can be mailed to:
 
Mechanicsville Lions Club
Post Office Box 629
Mechanicsville, Virginia 23111-0629
 
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR OLD EYE GLASSES?
The Mechanicsville Lions Club has a large "yellow box" located at Blair's Drugstore where you can drop off your used eye glasses (and hearing aids, too).  Also, you may contact any Lion listed on this website to pick them up.    Eye glasses are taken to our Roanoke, VA recycling center for distribution to those in need.
 

Lions International Projects:

More Volunteers Doing More Community Work in More Places than Any Service Club Organization

When it comes to meeting challenges, our response is simple: We serve. In 207 countries, in hospitals and senior centers, in regions battered by natural disaster, in schools and eyeglass recycling centers, Lions are doing community volunteer work, helping, leading, planning and supporting. Because we're local, we can serve the unique needs of the communities we live in. And because we're global, we can address challenges that go beyond borders.

We want everyone to see a better tomorrow. That's why we support sight programs and services including vision screenings, eye banks and eyeglass recycling. Provide eye care services to those at risk of losing their sight. And raise donations through campaigns like SightFirst and Campaign SightFirst II.

We believe everyone deserves a healthy life. From providing health programs that focus on hearing loss to supporting efforts to control and prevent diabetes, Lions volunteers are working to improve the health of children and adults around the world.

We empower the next generation. Whether it's providing youth volunteer opportunities and leadership experiences in a Leo club or sharing a message of peace through our Peace Poster contest, our youth programs invest in the future by reaching out to young people.

We serve local communities – and protect the planet.  From performing hands-on community work and service projects to providing emergency assistance, our community and environment programs improve our communities – and protect the environment. 

There are many ways to get involved.  Here are just a few of the many opportunities to do volunteer community work when you join the Lions:

 

 

 

 

 

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