Wednesday, December 21, 2016
Thursday, December 15, 2016
Juneau Empire: “Light Flights,” a fundraiser organized by Coastal Helicopters and the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions Club, are scheduled to take place on Friday between 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Gate 1 in the North Wing of the Airport Terminal Building, lower level. Tickets go on sale starting at 3 p.m.
Juneau residents are invited to head to the airport for the annual helicopter ride that will take passengers over the Mendenhall Valley to view Christmas lights. “This is a magical time for people of all ages,” said Hurley.
Helicopters are provided by Coastal Helicopters and all Coastal personnel, including pilots, mechanics and admin, donate their time for these flights. Petro Marine donates the fuel for this event.
Proceeds from this fundraising event go toward the Children’s Tumor Foundation and Lions Club projects.
For more information, contact Coastal Helicopters at 789-5600 or Soapy Lingle at 723-4121.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Lion Bob has been a Lion since January 2003 and was our Club Treasurer for many of those years. Whenever we needed him, he would step up and help.
Lion Bob was a fixture at our events whether the annual Barbecue to benefit the American Diabetes Association or Family Farm Day at Swampy Acres.
Bye, Lion Bob.... Thank you for your service to our community these past 13 years. Your presence will be missed.
Lion Nancy Norton
Sunday, December 11, 2016
Thank you for your service and commitment to the community of Juneau and Southeast.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
When we screen a child's eye, we let the PlusOptix screener do the work. We aren't medical professionals and don't diagnose. But the computer will identify any abnormalities in a child's eye and give a report of REFER if it found something wrong.
So far this year, we have screened at the following locations:
- Auke Bay Elementary School (preschoolers): screened 107 children with 7 referrals
- Infant and Baby Fair: screened 37 infants and toddlers with 4 referrals
- Faith Community Christian School: screened 53 children with 14 referrals
- Gastineau Elementary School: screened 120 preschool, kindergarten, first graders, and miscellaneous other children that had questionable eyesight with 19 referrals
- Glacier Valley Elementary School: screened 213 children with 42 referrals
- Haines Elementary School, Haines, Alaska: Screened 137 children with 9 referrals
- Harborview Elementary: screened 121 preschool to kindergarten with 23 referrals
- Harborview Montesorri: screened 51 preschool and 1st graders with 3 referrals
- Head Start Faith Lutheran: screened 37 with 2 referrals
- Head Start Pioneers Home: screened 15 with 4 referrals
- Head Start Mendenhall School: screened 15 with 3 referrals
- Juneau Community Charter School: screened 79 with 14 referrals
- Juneau Co-Op Preschool: screened 37 with 1 referral
- Raven Home School: screened 9 with 2 referrals
- Riverbend Elementary: screened 260 children with 53 referrals
- KEET Elementary, Sitka, Alaska: screened 354 children with 27 referrals
- Valley Baptist Academy: screened 79 with 7 referrals
- Wrangell Elementary: screened 73 children with 17 referrals
Friday, December 2, 2016
TIME: 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This is a magical event, one children and adults love! We hear some passengers say they've participated every year; one lady checked it off her Bucket List; one group of young adults celebrated a birthday. Kids leave scared and smiling when they return.
Details are still being worked out but if you're interested in taking part of this annual event,be sure to show up early! We've been told the number of passengers has been decreased this year and ticket sales could close early once that number has been reached.
For more information, watch for the public service announcement in the Juneau Empire. We will also have a representative from Coastal Helicopters and the Lions on Capital Chat on Wednesday, December 14, and on KTOO at 3:00 p.m. Fliers will be posted on bulletin boards around town.
Monday, October 31, 2016
You can dine in -- or request take home.
A plate of ribs, coleslaw, and baked beans cost $15 per plate; a rack of ribs $40 donation.
The Brewery donates a keg of beer so be sure to ask for the special!
All donations received go towards the American Diabetes Association, but all funds stay in Southeast Alaska.
Hope to see you Saturday! We serve until ribs are gone but no later than 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
The two Juneau Lions Clubs collect eyeglasses as a joint effort. All eyecare centers in Juneau have a collection box and every year in October, we have a Recycle for Sight collection drive. This effort is a year's worth of collecting.
|Lions Mike Norton, Ted Quinn, Soapy Lingle|
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Not only do we love being tour guides as much as we can and show off our fair city but we try to fit a social event into the mix where we can spend more one-on-one time with the District Governor.
This trip Lions Bob and Donna Hurley hosted a social and asked DG Karen if she would swear in our 1 Year Director Susan Albury. We don't normally wear our Lions vest to social events but Lion Susan felt strongly about having a vest on during this special moment so for this picture she is acting president! It was all done in fun!
|DG Karen Burns and Lion Susan Albury|
|District Governor Karen Burns and Lion Susan Albury|
DG Karen presented our Club President Lion Donna Hurley with a 4 Diamond Centennial patch for completing all four of the Centennial Service Challenge activities: Engaging Our Youth, Sharing the Vision, Relieving the Hunger, and Protecting Our Environment.
|Lion Donna Hurley, DG Karen Burns|
As with all good things, the District Governor and her husband, Mike, had to return to the Anchorage area where they will continue to share her vision, and that of the International President.
|L/Back: Lions Bob Hurley, Soapy Lingle, Susan Albury, Mike Norton, Nancy Norton, Donna Hurley, and Tom Dawson|
Front: Lion Chevelle Hogan and District Governor Karen Burns
Lion Nancy Norton
Thursday, October 13, 2016
|Lion Mike Norton and Lion Ted Burke|
Lion Nancy Norton
We aren't medical professionals but use a state-of-the-art PlusOptix vision screener that can capture some common eye problems in children.
The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions reaches out to the Juneau-Douglas School District, concentrating on elementary and middle schools as well as home schools and non-district preschools. We also travel to most communities in Southeast Alaska to screen children.
So far this year (since September 20), we have screened the following schools:
Auke Bay Elementary: screened 107 with 7 referrals
Juneau Co-op: screened 37 with 1 referral
Riverbend Elementary: screened 260 with 54 referrals
Valley Baptist Academy: screened 79 with 7 referrals
Haines Schools: screened 137 with 9 referrals
Faith Community Christian Church: screened 53 with 14 referrals
Wrangell Schools: screened 73 with 17 referrals
Juneau Community Charter School: screened 79 with 14 referrals
The computer will either "pass" the child or it will come back "refer." If a child is referred, we recommend that they make an appointment with their eye care professional for a thorough exam as the computer found some irregularities with their vision.
Thanks to Lions Soapy, Donna, Bob, Hari Dev, Tommy, and Mike for all your dedication to the children!
Lion Nancy Norton
Sharing the Vision, #Lions100
Lion Donna Hurley, President of the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions, invites you to sit with her for a short history lesson on the USS Juneau Silver and her 31 year journey to bring it home, on Saturday, November 12, 10:30 to noon at the City Museum. This coffee hour is free to all.
Click here for more information: http://www.juneau.org/library/museum/public_programs.php
Lion Nancy Norton
Monday, October 3, 2016
Our meals consist of ribs (smoked by Randy's Rib Shack), salad, and baked beans. You can enjoy your meal at McGivneys or ask for it to go. You can buy a meal or a half a rack of ribs! We're there to serve you!
Stay tuned for more details as it gets closer to the event.
Lion Nancy Norton
As part of "protecting our environment," the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions picks up litter three times a year -- spring, summer, and fall.
One can't help but hope the weather will be kind to us as we trek along the side of the road. And today it was.
It was a beautiful Fall day, 31 degrees, as the six of us "did" the walk. A big thanks to Lions Soapy Lingle, Bob and Donna Hurley, Chevelle Hogan, Mike Norton, and myself.
Until next Spring....
Lion Nancy Norton
Protecting Our Environment
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Sunday, July 31, 2016
Lion Nancy Norton
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
- Ask our family and friends to save them for us.
- Advertise on Facebook that you’re collecting them.
- Ask your place of business to put a drop box for employees to donate them.
- Advertise on your office bulletin board that you’re collecting them.
One thing to watch for is they DO have an expiration date and once they've expired, won't do us any good. So it's important that you turn them in on a regular basis so the school can benefit. The committee will be making a determination on which school to support in the very near future!
We are supporting our youth with this project, Engaging Our Youth, #Lions100.
- Gravemarkers for our Veterans.
- Flag boxes to dispose of unserviceable flags.
- BoxTops for Children.
- PET Mobility Project.
- Fundraiser with Boy Scout Troop 247.
- Golden North Salmon Derby.
- Eyeglass Recycle.
- USS Juneau Memorial Site Flowers.
- Vision Screening for Children.
- Lions Packs.
Friday, July 15, 2016
Why is it happening? When will it stop? How much is enough? These are questions all of us are asking ourselves, and no one is providing any answers.
But as much as service is our focus, it doesn’t completely define who we are and what we stand for in the world community. One need only review excerpts from Lions Clubs International Purposes to gain a true understanding of our focus beyond service:
• To Create and foster a spirit of understanding among the peoples of the world.
• To Promote the principles of good government and good citizenship.
In my inaugural address delivered June 28 in Fukuoka, Japan, I spoke the following words: “As we look at our future, there is another new large mountain which is arising for our world to conquer, and Lions International is the one to help the world climb this new mountain – and that is international relations. The Lions of the world are one family, focused on the goal of providing for others, and creating peace and understanding among the people of the world. We must strive to leave a legacy of world peace, world health, world safety, and world happiness.”
In February 1945, Lions’ founder Melvin Jones gathered with leaders of other national groups to meet with Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau, Jr., and Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affiars, Archibald MacLeish, to discuss forming a United Nations. In April of that year Lions headquarters asked clubs to hold a United Nations week to show support for the initiative.
In that spirit, and as we approach our 100th year of humanitarian service, I ask Lions around the world to hold a day of reflection during the week of July 25th. Set aside this day to reflect on how your club can work with local community leaders to nurture peace, lessen violence that has affected so many of our communities, and foster understanding among all peoples.
As we pause to reflect, please keep the victims and families of the recent tragedy in Nice, France in your thoughts and prayers
Let us be the example of how people of different races, cultures, religions and diverse backgrounds can come together for a common cause.
Chancellor Bob Corlew
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Here we are, the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions setting up our canopy in the wee hours of this beautiful morning!
Local bakeries, like Super Bear and another major bakery that doesn't want to be recognized... donate their day-old pastries for our event. We take them home and wrap in seran wrap to protect from the weather. Heritage Coffee donates all our coffee, cups, sugar, creamer, etc.
In years past, we would sell these items for $1.00 each and generally would make $300 in proceeds. It's not a big fundraiser by any means, but was more the service to those men and women who show up at 6:00 a.m. to get ready for the parade.
|Lion Becky Allison assisting a customer|
It seemed slow this year but we still made $417 to hand over to the Troop!
|Lion Mukhya Khalsa with three scouts: Patrick, Eli, and Cole|
|Lions Mukhya Khalsa, Nancy Norton, Mike Norton, Hari Dev Khalsa and Scout leader Bob Mitchell|
|Lions Mukhya and Hari Dev Khalsa|
|Lion Tom Dawson (taken by Juneau Empire)|
This is a Lions Centennial Engaging our Youth project. #Lions100
Lion Nancy Norton
Friday, July 1, 2016
The Mendenhall Flying Lions has an awesome new Board of Directors coming on board! We thank you for stepping into a leadership position and for your continued service to our community.
President: Lion Donna Hurley
Vice President: Lion Soapy Lingle
Secretary: Lion Nancy Norton
Treasurer: Lion Bob Hurley
Membership Chair: Lion Becky Allison
Tailtwister: Lion Tom Dawson
1 Year Director: Lion Susan Albury
2 Year Director: Lion Mukhya Khalsa
Immediate Past President: Lion Mike Norton
We can look forward to good things happening this year!
Lion Nancy Norton
Monday, June 27, 2016
So what can a club of 15 active members do in a year's time? Let me show you:
- We had a 4th of July booth at the parade staging area where we offered hot coffee and pastries to participants while they waited for the parade to start. We made $364.
- Picked up trash on the road that takes you to the Mendenhall Glacier.
- Assisted Helping Hands prepare for a fundraiser.
- Donated $100 to the Center for the Blind.
- Our meeting place closed (The Broiler) and we had to relocate.
- We had our second litter pick up in September.
- Vision Screening efforts took place at Glacier Baptist Academy, Floyd Dryden Middle School, Riverbend Elementary, and Angoon Schools.
- Celebrated 50 years of Lionism and Serving our Community with Lion Bruce Wing.
- Participated in the Recycle for Sight Community Drive where we asked the community to donate their used eyeglasses; 245 pair of eyeglasses were donated.
- Donated $5,000 to Family Promise.
- Collected and shipped 1,460 pair of eyeglasses to the Aurora Borealis Recycle Center at the North Pole.
- Vision screening efforts took place at: Gustavus, Headstart, Gastineau Elementary, Early Learning Fair for Babies and Infants, Harborview Elementary, Montessori, and Wrangell schools.
- Annual Barbecue at McGivneys where we raised $3,060 for the Alaska Diabetes Association.
- Donated $250 to the Bethel Winterhouse after the fire.
- Braved the weather to honor and remember the sailors of the USS Juneau at the USS Juneau Remembrance Ceremony.
- Participated in the Radio Center Annual Food Drive. Collected food, went to jail, unloaded the buses, and stocked food at the Food Bank.
- Vision screening efforts took place in Sitka.
- Delivered 20 pair of men’s wool socks, 12 pair women’s, and 4 nice ski gloves to Front Street Clinic for the homesless.
- Donated $500 to Ronald McDonald House
- Donated $500 to Camp K, a camp for children with Type 1 Diabetes.
- Donated $500 to Shop With A Cop
- Had a Christmas social where members brought toys to give to the needy.
- Delivered collected toys to St. Vincents.
- Inducted three new members.
- Donated $300 to St. Vincents
- Donated $300 to the AWARE Center
- Rang the Salvation Army Bell
- Donated $500 to Salvation Army
- Annual Light Flights fundraiser. Raised $10,795. Coastal Helicopter pilots and staff donate their time for this event as well as fuel is donated. Coastal donated $5,397 to the Children's Tumor Foundation and $5,397 went into Lions projects.
- Served lunch at the Glory Hole, a homeless shelter.
- USS Juneau Social at Buoy Deck for Military and Veterans
- USS Juneau Reception for Legislators and other dignitaries
- USS Juneau Reception open to the public
- Vision Screening Efforts: Legislative Affairs Health Fair
- Provided New Member Orientation to three new members and their sponsor.
- Inducted a new member, Lion Bob Nielsen
- Vision Screening Efforts: Gold Medal, Raven Home School, Faith Community Church.
- Donated $250 to Shepherd of the Valley Church food pantry
- Donated $176 to Leader Dog
- Donated $3,100 to Alaska Diabetes Association
- Litter Pick Up
- Vision Screening Efforts: Juneau Community Church, Cordova schools, Anchorage Kids Day, Early Learning Fair, Skagway Child Find, Skagway Health Fair
- Had a Social
- Hosted 2nd Vice District Governor Jeannine Morse's club visit
- Donated $100 to the Newtok Water Project
- Donated $250 to the Harborview Extended Summer Program
- Delivered donated sport-cut fish to the local food banks and pantries. This is fish that was caught, processed, but never picked up.
- Helped Swampy Acres at their annual Family Farm Day
- Offered a Scholarship of $500 for Elias Antaya
- Had our first annual Meet and Greet, a recruitment effort to get new members.
- Donated $100 for Beep Baseball in Anchorage.
- Delivered more fish fish fish to Shepherd of the Valley, Glory Hole, Helping Hands, and Southeast Alaska Food Bank
- Set up a table at the Nugget Mall to share what we do
- Assisted Shepherd of the Valley Church with their annual Block Party. We provide a bicycle obstacle course and talk about bicycle safety.
- Assist Helping Hands with their weekly food distribution
- Placed flowers at the USS Juneau Memorial to honor the other two USS Juneau ships.
- Delivered more fish fish fish to Shepherd of the Valley, Glory Hole, Helping Hands, and Southeast Alaska Food Bank. Total fish and wild game delivered, approximately 1,500 pounds!!!!
- Planted a Crimsom King Maple at the American Legion Post. Tree was donated by Glacier Gardens.
- End of year social and induction of new officers.