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CLUB CHARATER DATE - 1941

Blair Lions Club was the 3rd Lions Club Chartered in the state of Nebraska.

We will be celebrating out 70th anninversary this year!

 

HELEN KELLER

Born in 1880, Helen developed a fever at 18 months of age that left her blind and deaf. With the help of an exceptional teacher, Anne Mansfield Sullivan of the Perkins School for the Blind, Keller learned sign language and braille. A few years later, she learned to speak. As an adult she became a tireless advocate for people with disabilities. In 1925, Keller attended the Lions Club International Convention in Cedar Point, OH and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness". The Lions accepted Keller's challenge and our work ever since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.

To view Helen Keller's powerful speech at the Lions Club International Convention please click on the link below.

HELEN KELLER'S SPEECH, 1925

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