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Clara Barton Camp  (NON LION)

        Camp for families and girls with diabetes in North Oxford, Ma. Summer camp (2 week sessions @1200) plus various weekends throughout the year for parents, grandparents, siblings, and friends. Donations are used towards camperships to help each girl attend. Separate donations accepted fpr operating expenses/special construction projects. Always need help for spring and fall cleanups plus various construction projects. Field Day for Lions in July - all are welcome. Contact Shelly Yeager at 508-987-2057. 


NEADS  (NON LION)

‚Äč        National Educational Assistant Dog Services - Training Center in Princeton, Ma for assistant dogs for hearing and physically challenged purposes. Donations are used for running/construction of the facilities and dog training. Always looking for puppy trainers.


LCIF (Lions Club International)

         Lions Club International Fund - Donations support international projects for natural disaster, blindness, clinics, etc. In 1997-1998, Massachusetts received a grant for Clara Barton Diabetes Center and NEADS. Previous grant was for our Sightmobile. A donation of $1000 over a maximum 5 year period will purchase a Melvin Jones Award to recognize a Lion or someone in the community for humanitarian and services activities. Highest award for individual in Lions International.


Sight and Hearing Fund (District 33 A)

         District Fund to assist clubs and district with funds to sponsor eye and hearing related needs that are beyond a clubs ability to support. Typically for computers, hearing aids, special operations, school equipment, equipment for Worcester Free Eye Clinic. A donation of $500 will purchase a Joseph J. Carmarda Award to recognize a Lion or someone in the community for service activities. Also, sell tickets to Pawtucket Red Sox for additional fund raiser.


Sight Mobile (District 33 A)

         Districy Fund to support the operation of out sight mobile. Sight Mobile can be scheduled for town-wide screening or school screening. Necessary equipment is in Sight Mobile. Also, a device to take pictures of the eye and get results from the Joslin Clinic to determine if someone has diabetes/eye disorder or has the likelihood of diabetes is available. Run a driver's clinic once a year.

Lazarus (Multiple District 33)


         Fund to cover the printing costs of brochures that are available at  registries and mailed to individuals upon license renewal. Brochures detail the need and benefits of organ donations. Sticker and authorization card identify potential organ donor. 


Massachusetts Lions Eye Research (Multiple District 33)

         Fund to support various eye research facilities in Boston and UMASS, Worcester. Other fund raising activities include memorials, trust, and Journey fir Sight activities (swim-a-thon, walk-a-thon)


Descriptive Video (non Lion)

          Fund to assist making videos and television programs for the sight impaired. Special narration describes the actions and the scenes. Videos can be purchased.


FIDELCO (non Lion) 

          Seeing eye dog center in Connecticut. Donations are used for the running/construction of the facilities and dog training. Always looking for puppy trainers. 


VOSH (non Lion)

          Volunteer Optometry Students at New England School of Optometry who go to Third World countries to give eye exams and distribute glasses that have been donated.


Speech Contest (Multiple District 33) 

            Speech contest for high school students. Contests include various levels: high school; zone; region; district; and multiple(state).


Peace Poster Contest (Lions Club International)

          Poster drawing contest for middle school students (ages 10-13). Contests includes various levels: school, club, district, multiple(state), international.


Massachusetts All-State Band (Multiple District 33)

          Program to recognize band students. Selected students attend a training camp for 3 days in May culminating with a Friday night and Saturday concert at the Lions State Convention. Occasionally, have played at the International Lions Convention.

 

 

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