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Our motto is "We Serve"

 

Lions Club Objectives

  • To take an active interest in the civic, commercial and social and moral welfare of the communtiy.
  • To unite memebers in the bonds of friendship, good fellowship and mutal understanding.
  • To encourage efficiency and promote high ethical standards in business and professions; provided that no club shall hold out as one if its objectives financial benefits to its members.

 

A Tradition of Service              

The Paoli-Berwyn-Malvern Lions Club is part of an organization which started in 1917.  A young Chicago businessman by the name of Melvin Jones challenged fellow businessmen to put their drive, intelligence and ambition to work helping improve their communities.

Lionism's dedication to aiding the blind grew out of a speech by Helen Keller at the 1925 International Convention when she challenged the Lions to become "Knights of the Blind, in a crusade against darkness".

In 1941, the Paoli-Berwyn-Malvern Lions club received its charter and joined hands in what has become a tradition of service in our communities.

April 2021

Congratulations Ian Shapiro on his Mitzvah Project

Ian has actually collected 436 pairs of glasses and has raised almost $900 for Vision to Learn and The Eagle Eye Mobile.   He also wrote  book about a kid getting his first pair of glasses, and has donated copies to medical offices in the area.

Thank you Ian for thinking of the Lions Eyeglass Recycling Project!

Here is a link to Ian reading his book:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmZh3H9qz6s&ab_channel=ngshapiro

Keeping Busy in December

Thank you to the PBM Lion Club members that sold poinsettia plants for our 2020 fundraiser.  Many members volunteered the week of December 1st to deliver plant sales and donations to three local nursing homes.  Thank you to the Lion and community members for donating these plants to spread cheer during the Chirstmas season!

PBM Lion Chris Hirschfeld ready to deliver to plants to nursing homes.

PBM First Vice President, Lion Chris Hirschfeld is shown above ready to deliver plants to nursing homes.

Recycling Eyeglasses

(Left) PBM President, Lion Jim Steiner is helping unload the many boxes of eyeglasses the club collected.  (Right) PBM Lion Club members met District 14P Lion members to transfer eyeglasses on their way to a local recycling location. 

WOW... We collected: 

 3300 glasses
  143 sunglasses
  232 lenses

Thank you to the community for donating eyeglasses.  These glasses go to missions all over the world...

The Journey of Recycled Glasses

  1. Lions and Leos collect used eyeglasses at various community locations.
  2. The glasses are shipped to the nearest Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center where trained volunteers sort, clean and determine the prescription strengths of the glasses.
  3. Volunteers at the recycling center carefully package the prepared glasses and store them until they are required for eyeglassdispensing missions. Glasses that are not suitable for reuse are recycled for scrap, with the earnings benefitting local Lions and Leos projects.
  4. At the mission site, eye care professionals and trained Lion and Leo volunteers perform vision screenings and dispense the appropriate recycled glasses, free of charge, to children and adults in need.

 

We were pleased to be able to donate new coats to the Coatesville PA Veterans:

Thank you to Lorenzo Adams for receiving the coats we donated to the Veterans on October 1, 2010.

Pictured above is Lorenzo Adams receiving the new coats that were delivered on October 1, 2020 to the Coatesville Veterans Association.

 

Used Eyeglass Donation Boxes

Don’t throw out your old eyeglasses or leave them in a drawer. The following locations are collecting eyeglasses which we then recycle.  Follow this link for more information about the program.

https://temp.lionsclubs.org/EN/pdfs/iad403.pdf 

Thank you to the following locations for making this program possible.

 Paoli Hospital (desk by Cafeteria)

 Tredyffrin-Easttown Schools

 Paoli Hospital Foundation Office

 

 Paoli Pharmacy (Rt. 30)

 

 Easttown Twp. Library

 ANRO Digital & Solutions  (2 boxes)

 Personal Eyes (near Paoli CVS)

 Chester County Optical

 Dr. Siepster (Swedesford Rd., K of P)

 Wayne Vision

 Surrey Services (Devon)

 Keller Williams Realty  - Wayne

 Malvern Federal Bank – Berwyn

 Pinnacle Eyewear, Lincoln Ct.,  Frazer

 Malvern Federal Bank – Paoli

 Gulph Mills Chiropractic, K of P

 Malvern Federal Bank – Malvern

 Pearle  Vision (near Paoli Acme)

 

Visual Eyes Optique (12 General Warren Blvd.,   Suite 700, Malvern – 610/648/9910)

 Walmart – Exton

 List updated 2/25/2020

                                                                                                                                                              

Diabetes Awareness:

Freedom Village Brandywine Resident Lion Mary Ann Pilotti and her guest PDG David Smith presented a talk on Diabetes
from the patient's viewpoint on January 23, 2020. Here is the video of that talk.

 

Though membership is invitation only, we welcome all visitors. Interested in finding out more about our club? Contact Membership PGD Dave Smith at 610-647-3674 or by email:  PBM.lions@gmail.com

 

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