PARTNERING LIONS PROJECTS
Following is a list of projects that have received endorsement from the Council
of Governor's. Each year the projects are reviewed and must meet requirements
outlined by the Policy Manual of MDC to continue as an endorsed project
Originally created by Lions of Multiple District 37. Over the past 15 years Lions
of MD37 & MD C have contributed over a $1,000,000 towards the operation of
this valuable serviceThe Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society is dedicated to
providing a safe, rapid, highly specialized emergency medical transport system
for the critically ill and injured.
To request a STARS Fellowship contact PCC Betty Ann Robson
The Lions Foundation of Canada is a federally incorporated charitable
foundation created by the Lions Clubs of Canada. Its mission is to provide
service to physically challenged Canadians in the area of mobility, safety
and independence; and to assist other charitable endeavours as appropriate.
Current contact is PCC Francis Sawiak
Lions of Alberta Foundation (AB):
Current chairman is PCC Betty Ann Robson
MDC Lions Cavalcade For Diabetes Awareness (AB):
The Lions Cavalcade was born in 1987 when it was proposed to establish a
highly visible province wide fund raising program to raise fund to support
various Canadian Diabetes Association Diabetes Awareness programs.
Current contact PCC Dennis Stevenson
Approved by District 37E as the first operational Eyeglass Recycling Centre in
The centre, handles the collection of old eyeglasses, the sorting, cleaning, and
placing proper prescriptions on each pair, packaging same, and distributing
them to programs and needy people throughout the world. With eyeglasses
coming mainly from Lions Clubs, and many other sources. Operating at the
Calgary Correctional Centre, with eight lensometers on-line, and are responsible
for producing more than 200,000 glasses annually for shipment. The Center
uses all volunteer offenders and one Correction Officer to oversee the program.
Lions members, Senior Citizens Club members, Church members,
Optometrist and grocery stores collect these glasses for
the program. Chairperson Lion James Lee
Lions Sight Centre in Calgary(AB):
The current contact is Lion Glenn de Boer
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (AB):
Has been helping blind, visually impaired and deaf blind Canadians address one
of the greatest challenges of their lives, thriving-not just surviving -in a sighted
world. This is a national organization and has been operating since 1918. the
Lions and Lioness Clubs provide financial support for specific requirements.
Previously, CNIB has partnered with Lions Clubs of Alberta for the Jack & Denise Isaman
CNIB Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to honour and recognize individuals
for their involvement in the community relating to vision loss and their compassion for
supporting people in their communities. CNIB services over 10,000 Albertans annually
who are blind or partially sighted. Without the generosity of Lion’s Clubs, this would not
A Lions Club obtains this fellowship by making a $500 donation to CNIB and in return,
your club may select an honoured individual(s) to receive a certificate and a letter signed
by the Chair of our CNIB AB & NWT Board. Each fellowship for an individual is $500 and
if a club would like more than one individual to receive this fellowship, $500 for each
recipient is to be donated.
We are currently reaching out to Lions Clubs to reacquaint them with this fellowship
opportunity. Your partnership will help people living with vision loss continue to live,
work, study and enjoy the things that matter most. If your Lions Club would like to
partner with CNIB for the 2023 fiscal year, please complete and return the attached
application form by mail or email.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. I look forward to hearing from
Thank you for your valuable support.