Chelsea Lions Club
Our Guest speaker for our Feburary 7th dinner meeting was Sarah DePriest from MOST Ministries. This is the organization that is accepting our eyeglass donations and changing people's lives in third world countries. For more infromation, check out this link to this important Ann Arbor organization.
Gary and Robin Reed, barbers in Chelsea and Dexter, were our guests at our January 3rd Dinner Meeting. Gary described his work with the
Gideons Bible donation program,
and always has stories of Chelsea to tell.
We had a very busy time in late November and all of December. First, we purchased turkeys for delivery by Faith in Action (FIA) in their Thanksgiving dinners.
The first weekend in December found us at several locations in Chelsea, giving out candy canes and accepting donations, which netted $1,720 in donations toward our many community projects. THANK YOU ALL!!!
We then shopped for presents for a FIA Family and wrapped them at our December 6th dinner meeting. Also at that meeting, our guest was Nancy Paul, director of FIA. Nancy accepted our gifts and also a memorial contribution in memory of Lion Paul Weber.
The first, second and third weeks of December found us at many of Chelsea’s day care centers with free eye screening using the Lions Kid Sight program. ( click the link below for more information.) The club scanned 162 kids in 10 Days at 7 day care centers and found a total of 7 referrals. That is 7 kids that can receive eye care that may prevent vision and learning problems in the future.
On November first we were honored to have our, nearly annual visit from Bob Pierce, Executive Director of the Chelsea Chamber of Commerce. Bob filled us in on many of the exciting things that are going on in and around Chelsea. Our guests for the evening also included Doug Worthington and Cynthia Dopp, long time residents of Chelsea.
We had a busy meeting on Sept. 6th. First, we were honored by the presence of our District Governor Dave Hill, First Vice District Governor LuAnne Bullington and Zone Chair Mike Scott.
Governor Dave spoke about organization toward developing leaders and for growing our membership. We also welcomed Justine from our Michigan Attorney General's office who spoke on how to protect yourself from identity theft, how to identify that a theft has happened and what to do about it if it happens.
Please look under
"Photo Gallery" for recent pictures.
Chelsea Lions Club is a non-profit civic organization sponsoring several projects to raise funds for sight and hearing related causes such as Leader Dogs for the Blind, in addition to supporting a number of local activities such as WAVE and Faith In Action, and providing service awards for high school seniors.
Chelsea Lions Club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Chelsea Community Hospital for dinner and an after dinner speaker or presentation.
For more information, call Chelsea Lions Club at 734-475-7321
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.