LIONS IN WONDERLAND

Join the Colleyville Lions on June 28, 2018 as they welcome and install 2018 – 2019 officers. Come to the Colleyville Community Center at 6:00 PM for the Reception and 7:00 PM for Dinner and the Program.

 

PLEASE RSVP BY: JUNE 24, 2018

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CYCLES FOR LIFE

Cycles for life provides bicycles to children and adults who possess a disability such as: Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Partial Paralysis, Orthopedic Handicaps, Visual Impairment/Blindness, PTSD.
The bikes re completely customizable allowing for pedaling with one’s arms, one foot or two feet. The bikes are also designed to push a wheelchair or be pulled by a parent or friend. They are designed to grow as the child grows. They are sturdy an will last years/decades with good care.
Bikes provide exercise, freedom, autonomy and FUN – resulting in improved physical, mental and spiritual health.
The Colleyville Lions Club has bicycles available for special needs adults and children. If you know of anyone who would benefit from a specially designed bicycle, please contact Lion Mike Brown: lionsforbikes@outlook.com

ANNUAL EASTER EGG FESTIVAL

“One of the best Easter Egg Hunts in the
Dallas-Fort Worth area”

The Colleyville Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Festival,” will be held once again this year at Delaney Vineyards, Grapevine, on Saturday, April 20th. An extravagant event for families, the fifth annual hunt will feature a variety of fun, thrilling activities for children to enjoy, along with appearances by Mr. & Mrs. Bunny! It’s a wonderful time for all and a great way to start your holiday weekend.

If you want to kick off your family’s Easter celebrations before the big day, stop by the Easter Egg Festival Saturday, April 20, 2019. The exciting event is free and will take place from 12:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. Face painting, bounce houses, photos with the Easter Bunny, and live music will keep kids and adults entertained all day long. Free vision screenings will also be available for children, along with a number of great prizes for all age groups.

This amazing charity event benefits several Lions programs, including Texas Lions Camp, which provides a week-long camping experience for children with disabilities, this Festival is a commendable Grapevine event provided by the Colleyville Lions Club. The Easter Egg Hunt is free, tickets are available for food, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Bunny, and raffle items. Bring your family to Delaney Vineyards, located at 2000 Champagne Blvd, on Saturday, April 20th, to take part in all the festivities the event has to offer.

Saturday, April 20, 2019   From 12:00 – 4:00 PM

Delaney Vineyards

2000 Champagne Blvd.

Grapevine, TX 76051

 

***FESTIVAL FUN***

  • Easter Egg Hunt for multiple age groups                                                                                                                                              
  • Food & Prizes                                                                                                                                                                                                       
  • 2 Age Appropriate Bounce Houses                                                                                                                                                         
  • Face Painting                                                                                                                                                                                                    
  • TZO Zoo Rescue Pets & Trinity Gap Rescue Pets                                                                                                                            
  • Pictures with Mr. & Mrs. Bunny                                                                                                                                                                   
  • The Ringmaster

Raffle Items Include a 2 Night Plus Water Park Package from Great Wolf Lodge

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PRINT THE FLYER – CLICK HERE!

 

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

If you would like to see your family or your company represented at this event,
please consider a sponsorship. Sponsorship information and forms available by clicking on the Golden Egg below

TEXAS LIONS CAMP

The Colleyville Lions Club is ready to sponsor children who will benefit from attendance at Texas Lions Camp in Kerrville, TX for one week. This is such a wonderful experience for campers. For more information about the camp please visit the Texas Lions Camp website: lionscamp.com

If you know of a child that might benefit from the Texas Lions Camp please contact our local Colleyville Lions Camp President, David Phelps at 972-467-7319 or by email: phelps-david@swbell.net and he will get you in touch with those that can assist with registration. Help us help a child experience a fantastic week at Texas Lions Camp.

Our Services

Texas Lions Camp is a residential camping facility for children with physical disabilities, type 1 diabetes and cancer. The Camp is located on over 500 acres in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, and is designed to introduce the “Can Do” philosophy to children dealing with special medical conditions.

Children with special needs from all over the State of Texas are invited to attend one of 9 weeks, which we hope will become one of their life-long childhood memories. A week designed for fun, exploration and challenge. Texas Lions Camp is staffed by professional medical personnel and professionally trained camp counselors that are dedicated to meeting the needs of children attending camp.

Our Mission

The primary purpose of the Camp is to provide, without charge, a camp for physically disabled, hearing/vision impaired, and diabetic children from the State of Texas, regardless of race, religion, or national origin. Our goal is to provide an atmosphere wherein campers will learn the “Can Do” philosophy and be allowed to achieve maximum personal growth and self-esteem.

Camp Profile

The Texas Lions Camp is recognized as a non-profit corporation, under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. The Camp is accredited by the American Camping Association, and is licensed by the Texas Department of Health.

History

The Texas Lions Camp was chartered in 1949 in response to the terrible polio epidemic that forever changed the lives of so many Texas children. Since that time, the Texas Lions Camp has dynamically changed to include children who have all manner and types of physical disabilities, diabetes and cancer. Today, we are serving more children than at anyother time in our history. Over 1,500 children per summer attend Texas Lions Camp.

2E2 DISTRICT CONVENTION & CABINET MEETING

District 2-E2 Convention

& 4th Cabinet Meeting

Fri-Sat April 27, 28, 2018

Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Worth Alliance

2600 Westport Pkwy, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Hosted by     `Lions Club

Friday

4:00 PM registration

6:00-9:00 PM Social

Gods Country Kids

Lions Make a Deal

Sat Morning

7:30 – 8:30AM                         PDG Meeting               Room 1

8:00 AM — Registration

8:30AM to 10:30AM               Convention Meeting    Room 2

10:30AM to Noon and                         Delegate Cert.

4:00PM -5:00PM

Seminars:

8:30 – 11:00AM          Sec/Trea/Pres               Room 3, 4

9:30 – 9:45 AM           Vision Information      Room 5

10:00 – 11:45 AM       GMT/Zone Chair mtg  Room 5

Grass Roots Lions Lunch Noon to 1:30

 

Afternoon

2PM to 4PM:                          Cabinet meeting           Room 2-4

4:00-5:30PM                           Voting                          Room 5

4:30-5:30PM                           LOEB Annual Mtg       Room 1

 

SAT Evening Banquet,    Speaker ID N. Alan Lundgren

6PM Cash Bar

7PM Dinner

 

Sunday April 29 8:30AM              Necrology Services     Room 5

 

Convention Registration: All in Early Bird  $80

(See registration form for details)

University of North Texas Eye Research Institute

     On Monday Morning, October 30th, the University of North Texas Eye Research Institute dedicated a new van to provide vision screening for children in our community. UNT has continued to be a valued partner in our community supporting vision screening efforts along with Lions. We worked with UNT and the North Texas Eye Research Institute at the Saginaw Back to School program in August, Hope Farm and the Hispanic Wellness programs. Our lions provided some of the initial training to the UNT staff and students to get them started in these local community service programs.
     Two Lions attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. LOEB 2nd VP Michelle Greco and past president Jon Niemczyk were there to meet the staff and local officials at the dedication. Mayor Betsy Price spoke as did the president of UNT. The van is very recognizable and has seating inside to conduct screenings using their Plusoptix S12s. UNT is working with local preschool children thru Ft Worth ISD.

SIGHT PRESERVATION, AWARENESS, & ACTION

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!

Vision Therapy Center

I just received an excellent newsletter from the Vision Therapy Center that highlights  a number of children vision issues and in particular, the limitations of using the Snellen Chart to determine visual issues. Currently the State of Texas recommends the Snellen Chart for most of their vision testing requirements. They have allowed for the use of photo refractors for pre-school children and those that have special needs/ non-verbal. We do hope that the state continues to expand the use of a more comprehensive vision screening tool.  Lions in our district are certified to use these instruments which can help identify visual issues that the Chart misses. Bottom-line, we all need to encourage parents to get their child in for a comprehensive eye exam, much like a sports physical from a local eye care professional, before they turn 8. Even younger if there is any indication of amblyopia.
Please consider this an education resource and one that you can receive as part of their mailing list and pass it along to others.
Let’s Serve!
 Lion Jon Niemczyk

 

 

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.

The Vision Therapy Center <contact@thevtc.com>

Southwestern Medical Transplant Service Center

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:

http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2017/06/16/north-texas-firefighter-gives-gift-of-life-even-after-death/

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.