83 Years of Serving our Community !!

2016-17 Meeting Schedule:


White Cane Days October 14-15th

Look for club members at Jewel-Osco, Kmart and the Post Office in Chesterton

Throughout the world, the long white cane is used by people who are blind or visually impaired as a tool for safe and reliable navigation.  The white cane is a symbol of the user’s skills and talents, mobility and independence.  It also allows the sighted person to recognize that the user is visually impaired.

The white cane was initially developed and put into use as a measure of safety, especially in traffic situations.  Sufficient training with an Orientation and Mobility specialist can aid in successful cane use, technique and safety.   Several countries have traffic laws designed to protect the person using the white cane.   The “VisionAware” section of the American Foundation for the Blind’s website illustrates several types of white canes that are internationally recognized.  Sometimes the white cane has a red band or strip for the purpose of contrast.

International White Cane Safety Day (October 15th) gives Lions an opportunity to increase awareness of the white cane traffic safety laws.  According to the World Blind Union, which is a global organization representing the 285 million blind or partially sighted people worldwide, “White Cane Day is observed worldwide to recognize the movement of blind people from dependency to full participation in society.”


Winning Tickets and Ducks were pulled at 1:00 pm on July 4th

at the Family 4th Fest in Porter, IN. 


Mikaela Smith wins local competition to compete in the 

2016 Braille Challenge in Los Angeles California




 Each Fall Webster's Dictionaries for Students are distributed to 3rd graders in the Duneland School District.  Lions Bill Ellis and Robin Smith, Co-Chairs.

Lions Robin Smith and Tom Kelly with Lion Bill Ellis dressed as "Chester" the Lion at St. Patrick's Elementary School. 


Lions Chuck Temple and Bill Ellis hand out dictionaries at Bailey Elementary School, with the assistance of Chester the Lion (a.k.a. Lion Robin Smith)


A visit to the

District 25-A Eyeglass Recycle Center

in Westville Prison

Chesterton Tribune Reporter, Kevin Nevers, joined over 50 Lions Club Members at the Annual Open House at the Eyeglass Recycle Center in Westville Prison on July 18th, 2012.  

Read his article here: Westville Prison Eyeglass Recycle Program.pdf

 Agencies that provide services for Persons Blind or Vision Impaired in the State of Indiana:



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