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 

 

STARS Alberta Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society (STARS) (AB):

 

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

 

Lions Foundation of Canada:

 

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 PDG 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

 

Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC):

 

Approved by District 37E as the first operational Eyeglass Recycling Centre in

Canada.

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. 

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