Washington Lions Club

Washington, Kentucky

June 2017 Installation of Officers for the coming year

Lion Zone Chairman, Mary Toller visited our club at are our regular meeting on Feb. 13, 2016

The Life Patron Award was given to Lions Donnie Bussell, Marsha Jones, and Valerie Bennet-Jones. 
 The Finis Davis Award was given To Lion George Jones. 

A check was presented to the Mason County Family Community Center from our club to be used to assist students and families in time of need.
Pictured: President Lion Don Rosser, Mary Robinson-Griffey, Ashley Kirk and Club secretary Lion Clarence Qualls.

There could be more than 6,000 children between the ages of 1-5 in Kentucky with Amblyopia.  Approximately 2 or 3 out of every hundred exhibit this disease, commonly called "lazy eye."


Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood. The best time to correct it is during infancy or early childhood. The earlier the problem is detected, the more likely treatment is successful.


The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation has developed a simple and non-invasive screening process to detect the problem and locally, Washington Lions Club volunteers brought it to local schools.  The screening is free.  The only requirement is a signed parent's consent form.


The local team uses a specialized camera to photograph the child's eyes. These photos are then sent to the Kentucky Eyes Foundation where they are analyzed by professionals at the screening lab. The results are sent to the parents.  If a situation is detected that needs a closer look, it is suggested to take their child to an  Ophthalmologists or  Optometrists where the parent can get their child tested.  Parents then work with the provider to determine the treatment (if any) best for the child.

 

 


THE WASHINGTON LIONS CLUB GIVES TWO SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY TO THE MAYSVILLE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
THE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN NAMED THE EDDIE RUBENACKER SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONOR OF EDDIE RUBENACKER, ONE OF OUR CHARTER MEMBERS WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2013 AT THE AGE OF 94.

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Valerie Bennett-Jones was accepted as a Lion member at a recent

Club meeting.  She was sponsored by Lion Issac Jones.  Presenting

the certificate of membership is PDG Mike Jones.

WELCOME VALERIE

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                      July 2013

                

Bette Sledd was accepted as a Lion member at a recent

Club meeting. She was sponsored by Lion Bud Sledd. Presenting

the certificate of membership is PDG Mike Jones.

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