Archive of: Lions Corner



February Issue 2 2014

Camp highlights kids’ abilities

Lions of Alaska District 49A, Spenard Lions Club, has donated $10,000 to the 2014 camp and is challenging all other local Lions and volunteers to meet that challenge.

February Issue 1 2014

Lions saving sight

There’s no better way to start the year than by saving sight and supporting youth. I am always impressed by the commitment and dedication Lions show in their project ideas towards helping their communities through vision screening.

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.

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