What does it mean to be a Lion who supports sight preservation, awareness and action? It means that as an organization and as individuals, we want to take a leadership role to help all people retain our very special gift of sight. Sometimes we take it for granted yet when we do have a vision problem, it makes a big impact on our life. Often, vision problems are preventable too.
That’s where we as Lions step up. Our actions at vision screenings, our ability to discuss vision issues with our family and friends and our willingness to take action may make the difference in someone’s life. Yes, we can change the world one person at a time.
Our Colleyville Club has 23 Lions that are truly Visionaries and who have been involved in vision screenings this year. As the largest Lions Club in District 2E2, we can make a big impact on the lives of children’s and adults in our community. We also get to see how our actions are making a difference. Simply ask the parents of a child that got screened last year and who now wears glasses. Their self-esteem, attitude and ability to thrive has soared. 80% of what we learn is thru our sense of sight. Poor vision can be a life long barrier for growth and happiness. We can change that.
Two recent screenings events included the GCISD Back to School and the Six Stones Health Fairs. Our Lions screened over 300 children and referred nearly 50% for additional services and potentially an eye exam.
Two upcoming events include:
- Empowering Seniors- October 6 9-2:00PM. An adult health fair at the Six Stones Community Center from
- Hope Farm Fall Extravaganza- October 28, 12:00-3:00 at the Hope Farm campus. Both children and adults will be screened.
How can you be part of these next programs? You can sign up with Lion Jon Niemczyk or Stan Hall to be a volunteer. You can also take a 2½ hour certification class to learn to use the screening instruments. There are two different types, one for children and one for adults.
Lions are committed to provide service and support for those in need. Please become one of our Colleyville Visionaries!
We’re overa month into the school year, and this is when functional vision problems start to emerge — even among kids who have never struggled in school before.
Why? Because as children advance a grade level, the functional vision problems that they’ve managed to adapt to suddenly become too much to overcome. The reading becomes too challenging, the print too small, the homework too much.
We detailed these issues in the post “Is Your Child Struggling in School After the First 30 Days?”
If your child starts to show these symptoms take the Vision Quiz. It’s a good way to indicate if your child has a functional vision problem.
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On Friday, July 28, 2nd Vice District Governor Vince Rosen and District Sight Preservation, Awareness & Action Chair Jon Niemczyk, members of the Colleyville Lions Club, presented an $800 donation check to E. Richard Jordan, Associate Director of the Southwestern Medical Center Transplant Service Center. These funds will provide medical care and support the training of physician, healthcare professional and medical scientists of the future.
District 2E2 Lions have supported the Transplant Services Center by providing education, awareness and funding in our community about the value and benefits of tissue donation. Tissue donations can include corneas, skin, bone, heart values and connective tissues. Cornea donations can restore sight in children and adults suffering from cornea damage and disease. Go to www.DonateLifeTexas.org to become a donor.
A recent Channel 11 news show highlighted the impact that a Southlake Fireman’s family made through the donation of his tissue. You can see the show at:
Each year, our District participates in two events that focus on the impact that tissue and organ donation can make in our community. Please plan to attend the Thanksgiving Remembrance at the Gooch Center in Dallas on Sunday, November 19th and the Garden of Life Remembrance at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on April 14th.
The Colleyville Lions Club Installed new officers on July 6, 2017. Outgoing President Lion Juneria Berges and Incoming President Lion David Phelps.
Beginning July 7, 2017 the Colleyville Lions will meet at the First Methodist Church of Colleyville, 1000 Church St., in the Event Center. Park in the North parking lot by the Prayer Garden and enter through Door 3 or 4.
Lions Charlie Bethard, John Paul Burnett and Vince Rosen presented Melissa Weisse a check in support of Leader Dog at the State Convention in San Antonio.
April 3, 2017 The Texas House of Representatives passed a resolution to honor our Lions International Centennial. That resolution was sponsored by our State Representative, Lion Gio Caprigilione of Southlake. Approximately 50 Lions from all over the state were there. Colleyville Lions Club and District 2 E-2 were represented by Lions Charlie Bethards, John Paul Burnett, Stan Hall and Chuck Mogged.
Colleyville Lions Annual
Knights of Sight
Charity Scramble Golf Tournament
Held at Texas Star Golf Course
1400 Texas Star Parkway
4 Player Teams (Men or Women)
Box Lunch & Dinner Provided
Monday, March 27th, 2017
Event Starts at 11:30
1:00 pm Shotgun Start
Come join the Colleyville Lions Club for our Annual Knights of Sight Golf Tournament at the Texas Star Golf Couse in Euless.
Please make checks to: Colleyville Lions Club, 1313 Chatsworth Ct. East, Colleyville, TX 76034
or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ask questions of the Tournament Chairman, Vince Rosen.