Archive of: Lions Corner



January Issue 5 2014

Gift to help blind Alaskans counts twice

Aren’t we fortunate as Alaskans to be able to plan on a Permanent Fund Dividend check again this year? As you apply for your PFD between now and the March 31 deadline, remember that you can choose to give some of it to the Alaska Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired and more than 300 other charities serving our neighbors.

January Issue 4 2014

Annual Valentine’s dinner on tap

Once again, the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions Club will be holding our Annual Valentine’s Scholarship Dinner and Auction on Feb. 8 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Eagle River Lions Club.

January Issue 2 2014

Saving childhood blindness

As we begin the new year, I have a heartwarming story of how Lions saved the sight of a young child in Ecuador. Lions across Alaska are very generous with their donations to Lions International for cure to blindness not only here but across the world.

January Issue 1 2014

Tree of Giving a huge success

WOW! The communities of Eagle River and Chugiak have done it again. You are truly amazing. You are the reason I could not leave after retiring from a career in the U.S. Coast Guard in 2008. Please accept my most heartfelt and compassionate thank you.

October Issue 5 2013

Keep our youth drug and alcohol free

Red Ribbon Week is a United States education and prevention initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. During the official Red Ribbon Week — celebrated from Oct. 23-31 of every year — the initiative encourages students nationwide to make a pledge to live drug and alcohol free.

December Issue 4 2013

Leos make Christmas better for those in need

It is the last day of the first semester and the day before Christmas break. After a long day at school, we are picked up by our advisors at the two high schools to head to the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center for “Senior Power Hour.”

December Issue 3 2013

Season of giving

The season of giving is upon us. The local Lions organizations provide food and gifts for the Chugiak-Eagle River area each year. Chugiak Lions, Eagle River Lions and Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions bring a little bit of happiness to families in need each year.

December Issue 2 2013

Bringing holiday joy to the Aleutians

In parts of the world, Santa arrives by sleigh, slides down chimneys or walks through front doors. But for people living in small island communities in the Aleutians, access to the mainland is limited — and children rarely have the chance to visit Santa.

December Issue 1 2013

Spread holiday cheer by giving back

The passing of Thanksgiving always marks the commencement of the holiday season. The mall offers extended hours, your job begins preparing for the annual Christmas party, and you go over your monthly budget for December trying to figure out just how you are going to afford this holiday season.

November Issue 4 2013

Give a Christmas to those in need

As the frosty, crisp air has begun to tingle our noses, the children rush through the park filled with anticipation for a bright Christmas. The bright lights that encircle the large pine tree in Town Square are turned on indicating it is the time of year to be joyous in the Winter Wonderland of Chugiak-Eagle River.

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