Pre-School Vision Screening Committee

While school is in session Pre-School Vision Screening Coordinator, Lion Gary Llewellyn, is contacting screeners with dates, times, and locations on the schedule. Locations include Head Start programs, Pre-K classes, health fairs and expos, and Child Day Care Centers.   

Convalescent Medical Equipment Committee

The LaVale Lions Club maintains a supply of durable medical convalescent equipment to lend to those in need.  If you are from the LaVale area and in need of a walker, wheel chair, commode chair, shower transfer bench, crutches, cane, footed cane, lift chair, hoya lift, or hospital bed, we may be able to help. The committee is chaired by Lion Steve Finger.  Call the LaVale Lions Club answer line at 301-729-4166 and leave a message with your name, telephone number, location, and items needed.  A Lion will contact you, usually within a day.

Eye Glasses and Vision Screening

LaVale area residents in need of eyeglasses through an optometrist can contact Sight Conservation and Eye Glass Chairman Elwood Glass by calling the Lions Club answer line at 301-729-4166 and leaving a message for Lion Elwood.

Lions Affordable Hearing Aid Project

Affordable hearing aid program is available for residents who cannot afford expensive hearing aids.   Contact the Hearing Aid Program Coordinator, Lion George Breza by leaving a message at the  Lions Club Answer Line 301-729-4166.

Childrens' Christmas Clothing Shopping Spree

Each year the LaVale Lions partners with Cash Valley and Parkside Elementary Schools, to provide a clothing shopping spree for 20-25 children.  The selected childrens' parent/guardian provides a shopping list and the kids get to shop at Wal-Mart with Lion shopping partners. The LaVale Lionettes provide breakfast for the kids at McDonalds afterwards, and a toy gift to top off a great morning.  Lion Randy Schry chairs this project. 

International Peace Poster Contest

The LaVale Lions sponsor the Bishop Walsh School in the Lions Clubs International Peace Poster Contest for students age 11-13. This is the 28th year for the LCI contest, and the sixth year the Bishop Walsh School has participated.  This year's theme is, "Our World, Our Future."  The club awards First and Second Place prizes.  The first place award is forwarded to the District Contest Coordinator to compete at the District level. Lion Steve Finger coordinates this project.

Reducing Hunger

Support for the LaVale United Methodist Church Food Pantry and the Western Maryland Food Bank includes financial support, food drives,and volunteering at the Food Pantry and the Food Bank.

Helping the Environment

Protecting the environment is important and the Lions Club helps by recycling cardboard, metal, plastic, and aluminum from fund raising and service pprojects when possible.

The Environmental Affairs Committee participates in the State Highway Admininstraton Highway Clean-Up by sponsoring a section of National Highway.



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