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.
Joint Sight Committee (September to present): Approved 10 applications for financial assistance
for a total of $3,201
TOTAL DONATIONS for 2015-2016: $15,627
VISION SCREENING EFFORTS:
Screened 1,891 children
At 20 locations
This is what an active club looks like! Alone, we can do a little, but with a little help from everyone, we can accomplish great things!
Lion Nancy Norton