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 Lion Joan Bird

 

               

                  Worthington Noon Lions

                       New Meeting Times

 

               **Second Tuesday of each month 

                               noon meeting location

                        Brookdale Trillium Crossing**

 

                  **Fourth Tuesday of each month

                               6 pm meeting location

                          La Chatelaine in Worthington**

                   

 

                            Information from February to May

 

Future Meeting Topics

SVOSH Lima, Peru Mission Trip 2019 Recap

Age Friendly Communities - Beth Kowalczyk, Worthington City Council

Bonded by Battle: War Dogs - Nancy Roe Pimm - Books for Purchase

Honduras Dental Mission and so much more

Worthington Libraries -Summer Reading Program - Gabrielle Rathge

After 9-11:How Strangers Made a Better World - Shirley Brooks-Jones

 

 

FYI

National Veteran's Memorial and Museum  614-362-2800

    Bob Hope Exhibit  Jan.31 - April 17

  It is the first time that the exhibit has traveled from its home -

         the National World War II Museum in New Orleans!

 

Winners of the 2019 Congressional App Challenge - 12th Congressional District

"This team of remarkable students is applying technical expertise to address a real-world challenge," said Congressman Balderson, who serves on the Science, Space and Technology Committee in the House of Representatives. "These students embody the innovative spirit that has made America the world leader in the development of new technologies. They recognized a need, assembled a team, and put in hard work to develop a solution."

Worthington Area Students Kristina Ma, Stephen Ma and Arya Narayan created SociEmoji. This game app teaches social, emotional and communication skills to children living with Autism. 

 

 

Lions Events

Leo Convention - Worthington Kilbourne Middle School -

February 29 - Leap Day

District 13 OH5 Convention -Doubletree on Hutchinson Ave - 

March 13-14  

 

 

Lions Clubs International Global Causes

Every journey begins with a single step. One act of service, one encouraging word, one gift of generosity is often all it takes to bring hope where it’s needed most.

Over the last 100 years, the kindness of Lions and Leos has multiplied across borders, oceans, and continents. With over 1.4 million members, we now have an opportunity to truly change our world.

That’s why we’re uniting our global service around five areas of need. These Global Causes present significant challenges to humanity, and we believe it’s our turn to meet them.

 

Diabetes                                Vision

Hunger                        Environment

Childhood Cancer

 

 

Some Eyeglass Box Donation Locations within the Community...

Old Worthington Library

Northwest Library

Griswold Center

City Hall

Police Station

 

We Accept...

Glasses/Sun Glasses

Hearing Aides

Hats (good condition)

Magnifiers

Unopened Contacts

 

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS FOR OPTOMETRIC SERVICES TO HUMANITY (SVOSH) 

These Students sort, measure and package your eyeglass, etc. donations to take on a yearly mission somewhere in the world. They are also used for Ohioans.


MISSION STATEMENT
The primary mission of SVOSH is to facilitate the provision of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such
care.
WHAT WE DO
The Student Volunteers for Optometric Service to Humanity (SVOSH) is a 501(3)(c)
organization that helps provide eye care and eyewear to developing nations.
SVOSH holds meetings at which volunteers sort and package used eyeglasses
donated by the Lions Club and other organizations within our community.
Donations also fund airfare and living expenses for students going on trips to
underserved countries to conduct free eye exams. SVOSH students and doctors
have made trips to Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic,
Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and
Venezuela.
Students at OSU College of Optometry became affiliated with VOSH in 1984.
TRIP PREPARATION
A year-long process consisting of the following:
1. SORTING GLASSES: We sort thousands of glasses into different prescriptions
- Men’s & Women’s Single Vision
- Bifocals, Children’s, Sunglasses
- Broken or scratched glasses can be recycled as scrap metal in exchange for
funds towards trip airfare
2. MEASURING AND PACKAGING THE GLASSES: We select glasses with
appropriate prescriptions, clean, and package the glasses
3. COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS: We share what we do as an organization and
ask for donations
- Lions Clubs contributes a substantial amount of money toward our trip annually
- Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, SVOSH alumni, and students send donated glasses to
the school to be sorted
WHAT WE BRING
Sunglasses: every patient gets a pair
Prescription glasses
Medications and Artificial Tears
Dilation Drops
Lens Bars and Trial Lens Sets
Hand-held Slit Lamp
Ophthalmoscopes and Retinoscopes
Stethoscopes
Perkins Tonometer
Low Vision Magnifiers and Equipment
Lens Repair Kit
Hand-held Lensometer
Patient Instructions in Spanish

 

 

Neighborhood Bridges - Ray Lees (Worthington)

To join...neighborhoodbridges.org

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You will receive emails of assistance neede within the community

 

 

            COME JOIN US FOR LUNCH AND DINNER!!!

2nd Tuesday of Each Month - Noon         4th Tuesday of Each Month - 6pm

Brookdale Trillium Crossing                       La Chatelaine (back room)

3500 Trillium Crossing                               627 High Street

Columbus, OH 43235                                Worthington, OH 43085

Trillium meeting room: Come in the main entrance, go past the information desk, take the first hallway to your LEFT. Walk down that hallway a bit. We're in the 2nd room on the Right. There's typically a sign advertising Bingo nights outside our room. 

Come on in and introduce yourself. Hope to see you there!

 

Yearly

Volunteer Recognition Night at the School Board Building -                                May                          

One volunteer is chosen from each school to represent all the volunteers. We appreciate all that the school volunteers do and accomplish each year. Worthington Schools would not be the strong school system they are today without volunteers.

 

Volunteer at the Muirfield Tournament - May or June

Almost 20 years ago, when tournament organizers were considering handling the clean up in a new way, Lion Ralph Antolino of the Tri-Village Lions suggested that Ohio Lions would be ready to step up… and the rest is history! Over the years, many Lions from all over Ohio have participated in the Memorial Golf Tournament project (Lions help keep the course clean of spectator debris and the Tournament pays money into the District coffers to help support the Lions Mission - We Serve). 

 

The Celebration for MLK Jr in Worthington

 

Ronald McDonald House - Winter

Cook, Serve and Tour 

 

Assist Parking at the OSU home games - September - November

 

Football Pool Booklets for OSU Games ($30) - Starts in August

(All monies raised go to the Worthington Resource Pantry and The 2020 Worthington Libraries Summer Outreach Reading Program...You are assisting the WNL and the community to support these programs. Thank You.) 

 

 

Monthly

Assist at the Worthington Resource Pantry

WNL Monthly Gathering

Service Projects- small and large

 

We also work with other local Lions Clubs on their Service Projects.

 

WNL is the Sole Supporter of the Outreach Summer Reading Program at the Worthington Libraries that reaches community daycares and head start programs. We donate 1,200 plus books for children who complete this Program

 

U.S.-based non-profit evaluator Charity Navigator has awarded...

Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) — our foundation — its eighth consecutive 4-star rating based on financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only four percent of U.S. charities have earned this distinction. I’m proud of our achievement and grateful we can continue assuring donors that 100 percent of their financial gifts fund LCIF programs that enable you to serve our world in need.

In sharing our stories, we connect, learn, and multiply our capacity for change. As we move through year two of Campaign 100: LCIF Empowering Service, let’s proudly tell stories of the people we’re able to serve thanks to our foundation. Every story we tell, every dollar we give to LCIF, spurs life-altering change as we increase our service impact, fight diabetes, and expand our global causes to include childhood cancer, hunger, and the environment.

Congratulations to LCIF and to you, fellow Lions. Together, we’re changing the world.

In friendship,

Gudrun Yngvadottir
Chairperson
Lions Clubs International Foundation

 

Various Charities

Worthington Resource Pantry

   worthingtonresourcepantry.org

Worthington Libraries

    worthingtonlibraries.org

VOICEcorps

     voicecorps.org

Central Ohio Lions Eye Bank

     coleb.org

Pilot Dogs

     pilotddogs.org

Lion Clyde Tipton, a Tri-Village Lion, proposed at a State Convention in the 1960s that the Pilot Dog Organization be adopted by the Lions as a philanthropy. The Oho Lions Clubs have had a close relationship with Pilot Dogs for 55+ years.

 

 

Contact Us  --  WorthingtonNoonLions@gmail.com

Facebook  --  Worthington Noon Lions Club

Website -- http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/worthingtonnoon/index.php

Ohio Lions  --  ohiolions.org 

 

Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization with more than 1.4 million members in approximately 46,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas around the world.

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