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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 service The 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 Dog Guides:


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, Research and

Diabetic Camp programs in Multiple District C.

Current contact  PCC Dennis Stevenson


Canadian Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centre (CLERC):


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

be possible. 


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.  


With gratitude,


Lisa Bolton

Click here for application form

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