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Sierra Vista Lions Club: We Serve!

 

Jan 2019:

Present Certificates of Appreciation to Daisy Girls Scouts - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club attended a Daisy Girl Scout Troop meeting and presented certificates of appreciation to the Scouts who assisted us with our AZ Service Rally Day Event (an ALERT Eyeglass Sorting).

 

1st Annual Arizona Service Rally Day - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club, Huachuca City Lions Club, Douglas Lions Club, and Tombstone Lions Club held an Eyeglass Sorting event and cleaned, dried and sorted useable glasses for further processing.  Troop leaders and scouts from Daisy Girl Scout Troop 2010 also assisted us during this event. 

Usable glasses are distributed to individuals in developing countries and the unusable glasses are recycled.

Many thanks to our volunteers for all your hard work!

      

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 475 students at 5 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Great Expectations Preschool, Sierra Vista Preschool, Stevenson Elementary, Tiny Tots Preschool, Wesleyan Preschool).  The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Collected Used Eyeglasses - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled.  January totals are:

Adult glasses - 98     Child glasses - 16     Sunglasses - 17

Pay for Eye Exams & Glasses for Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During January, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 6 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Dec 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 228 students at 2 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Sierra Vista Preschool, Village Meadows Preschool). The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Donated Christmas Stockings - The Sierra Vista Lions Club donated Christmas stockings to the youths at the local Juvenile Detention Center. 

Collected Used Eyeglasses - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled.  December totals are:

Adult glasses - 139    Child glasses - 24    Sunglasses - 15

Annual Lions Club Christmas Party - Lions from  local Lions Clubs attended our annual Christmas Party.

        

    

Pay for Eye Exams & Glasses for Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During December, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 1 applicant to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Nov 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 228 students at 10 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Clawson Elementary, Community Montessori Preschool, Community Presbyterian School, Faras Elementary, Joe Carlson Elementary, San Pedro Preschool, Sarah Marley Elementary, Sierra Vista Preschool, Town and Country Preschool, Trinity Preschool). The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Collected Used Eyeglasses - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled.  November totals are:

Adult glasses - 51     Child glasses - 12

Oct 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 934 students at 6 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (CAS Charter School, Faras Elementary, Sarah Marley Elementary, Sierra Vista Preschool, Valley View Preschool, Village Meadows Elementary). The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Information Booth at the Buena High School Scholarship Night - Lions from the Sierra Vista Lions Club, set up and staffed an information booth to hand out scholarship applications and raise community awareness about how the Sierra Vista Lions Club helps out our community.  

The Sierra Vista Lions Club recognizes the importance of continuing one’s education beyond high school. To that end, each year the Club awards scholarships to two deserving students to help defer the growing costs of secondary education.  

The motto of all Lions Clubs is “We Serve”.  While the Sierra Vista Lions Club encourages good academic performance, it is not necessarily the primary factor that we consider when deciding who will receive our scholarships.  A student with good grades and an outstanding record of community service stands a better chance to receive one of our scholarships than a student with top grades but who has only a so-so record of service in our community.

Collected Used Eyeglasses - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled.  October totals are:

Adult glasses - 47     Child glasses - 32     Sunglasses - 15

Sep 2019:

Vision Screening at Local Schools/Preschools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 3,166 students at 11 schools and preschools throughout Cochise County (Clawson Elementary, Colonel Johnston Elementary, Coronado Elementary, Huachuca Mountain Elementary, Joe Carlson Elementary, Loretto Catholic School, Pueblo del Sol Elementary, Sierra Vista Preschool, St. David School, Tombstone High School, Walter J. Meyer School).  The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.

Collected Used Eyeglasses - Sierra Vista Lions collected used/donated eyeglasses, sunglasses and reading glasses from collection boxes throughout the community.  These glasses & cases will undergo further processing during our Arizona Lions Eyeglass Recycling Terminal (ALERT) Satellite events.  Usable ones will be distributed to less fortunate individuals in developing countries; unusable one will be recycled.  September totals are:

Adult glasses - 134     Child glasses - 32      Sunglasses - 24

Pay for Eye Exams & Glasses for Economically Disadvantaged Adults - Whenever possible, we fund sight related needs (such as exams and glasses) for adults in our local community if there is a financial need.  During September, our Lions screened applicants to verify they meet financial eligibility requirements; then referred 8 applicants to a local optometrist for an eye exam and glasses.

Aug 2019:

Vision Screening at Cochise County Schools - Members of the Sierra Vista Lions Club and community volunteers conducted vision screenings on 3,854 students at 14 schools throughout Cochise County (All Saints School, Bella Vista Elementary, Benson Elementary, Benson High School, Benson Middle School, Carmichael Elementary, Colonel Johnston Elementary, Colonel Smith Middle School, General Meyer Elementary, Greenway Elementary, Huachuca City Elementary, Palominas Elementary, Town & Country Elementary, Village Meadows Elementary).  The screenings are done utilizing SPOT Vision Screening Machines that check for six vision issues:

  •  Near-sightedness (myopia)
  •  Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  •  Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  •  Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  •  Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  •  Eye misalignment (strabismus)

The vision screening is provided at no cost to the schools.