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Sight Conservation
Hearing Conservation
Diabetes
 
Bland Memorial Contest
Community Days /Block Party
Food Bank
 
Leos Club
Youth Programs
Scholarships
 

Sight Conservation

Sight Conservation Committee Members

  • Lion Jeff Mungo – Chairperson
  • Lion Kathy Feigh- Pediavision
  • Lion Pam Camblin
  • Lion Bob Ferrell
 

Lions, Leos, and other volunteers collect used eyeglasses for donation to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers that are located throughout the world. The used eyeglasses are cleaned, repaired and classified by prescription. The eyeglasses are then distributed to those in need by Lion volunteers and other organizations hosting optical missions in developing countries.

Old Mail Boxes

Lions Recycle For Sight in Action

Here is an example of one of our projects. The local Post Office donated some old mailboxes and the Poquoson Lions Clubs fixed them up and repainted them for use in the Recycle for Sight Program. A total of three boxes were repainted and were placed with permission in the local area to assist with this worthy cause.

New Glasses Recycle Boxe
 
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Hearing Conservation

 

Hearing Conservation Committee Members

  • Lion Jeff Mungo – Chairperson
  • Lion Kathy Feigh- Pediavision
  • Lion Pam Camblin
  • Lion Bob Ferrell
 

The Lions Club Hearing Conservation Program is similar to the Recycle for Sight programs as hearing aids are collected and refurbished to be distributed to those that can not afford to purchase the devices on their own. We also assist with Hearing workshops where you can get your hearing tested free of charge. In addition to these programs we also have education programs that are used to inform the community of the problems associated with hearing loss.

   
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Diabetes

Diabetes Awareness Committee Members

  • Lion Mark Moncure – Chairperson
 

The Poquoson Lions Club is committed to finding a cure for diabetes. Through our education programs and fundraiser's we hope to make the entire everyone aware of the dangers of Diabetes and its affects on the members of our community. Below is a excerpt from the Lions Club International Web site about the commitment that the Lions Clubs around the world have in the fight against Diabetes.


It is estimated that more than 200 million people have diabetes. They are at risk of losing sight due to diabetic retinopathy. Diabetic retinopathy affects the retina,the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye that transmits visual messages via the optic nerve to the brain. When this delicate tissue is damaged by diabetic retinopathy, the result may be visual impairment or blindness.

Diabetes awareness was adopted as a long-term commitment of the association in March 1984. The primary objective of the Lions program is to reduce the number of new cases of blindness caused by diabetic retinopathy through diabetes education, early detection and treatment, and support of research. Lions are especially encouraged to conduct awareness activities during the month of November--Lions Diabetes Education Month.
Why is it important to know how diabetes affects the eyes?
If you have diabetes--or if someone close to you has this disease--you should know that diabetes can affect the eyes and cause visual impairment. Fortunately, there are ways to prevent or lessen damage to the eyes caused by diabetes. That is why it is so important for people with this disease to have a professional eye examination as soon as their diabetes is diagnosed, and at least once a year thereafter. Annual eye examinations are especially important for people who have high risk of developing eye complications from diabetes. These include persons with diabetes who have had their disease five years or longer, and those who have difficulty controlling glucose levels in their blood. In addition, pregnancy is known to be a factor in the development or worsening of diabetic eye disease. There is evidence to suggest that high blood pressure and smoking may cause diabetic eye disease to worsen.

 
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Bland Memorial Contest

Bland Memorial Contest Committee Members

  • Lion Dave Welch- Chairperson
  • Lion Shannon Phillips
  • Lion Keith Feigh

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Poquoson Competition-

 

 

 


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2017 Winners

The Poquoson Lions held their annual Bland Music Competition on February 15th .The competition is held every year in memory of Jimmy Bland, composer of the Virginia State Song Emeritus, "Carry Me Back to Ol' Virginny."  While all competitors are winners, those pictured received special recognition and awards. The Bland Competition held by Lions Clubs state wide is the only such competition for those training in classical music.

From left to right, Poquoson Lions Club host Dave Welch presents the Bland Contest winners; 1st place Sarah Heifetz, 2nd place Brandon Turner, and 3rd place Esther Kim.

   
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Community Days / Block Party


Community Days / Block Party Committee Members

  • Lion Kathy Feigh - Chairperson
  • Lion Shannon Phillips
  • Lion Debby Clotfelter
  • Lion Randy Wheeler
   
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Food Bank

Food Bank Committee Members

  • Lion Ed Harper- Chairperson
  • Lion Bob Wager
  • Lion Bob Ferrell
  • Lion Fred Lowack
   
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Poquoson High School Leo Club

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Poquoson High School Logo

 

  • Meeting Time & Place: Poquoson High School's Leo Club meets in the Library Media Center on the second & fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m. 
  • Dues:$10.00, at the beginning of every year, to the club treasurer or one of the sponsors  
  • Sponsors: 
    • Mrs. B. Roper,
    • Lion Kameron Smith - Chairperson
    • Lion BT Smith
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Youth Programs

Youth Programs


The mission of Lions Opportunities for Youth is:
To provide the young people of the world with opportunities for achievement, learning, contribution and service, individually and collectively, through sponsorship of activities identified as best practices in the field of youth development

Lions Opportunities for Youth Committees include:

 
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Scholarships

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Scholarship Committee Members

  • Lion Kathy Feigh- Chairperson
  • Lion Noel Talcott
  • Lion Pam Camblin

Click Here to download the 2016 Application: Word Doc | PDF

Visit the Scholarship page for more information.


2016 Winners

 
  Errol Champagne Scholarship
Rachel Morrison
Don Hirschberg Scholarship
Caitlyn Cason
     
  Leo Scholarship
Daniel Tyler
Lions Scholarship
Taylor Williamson
 

Click here to see information about our Past Scholarship Winners

 

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