Washington Lions Club

Washington, Kentucky

Janice Helmer new member with 

David Collins & Sponsor Carol  Villarreal. 

Janice was inducted May 16, 2019.

Comprehend, Inc. 

Community Support Program

This therapeutic support program provides trained staff members to work individually with child and adolescent consumers on skill development out in the community according to the consumer’s treatment needs. According to age and development, activities are designed to give consumers a mentor to develop needed social and coping skills to be successful, while having fun along the way.

The need for non-perishable foods was discussed as a possible Lions project.

Lion David Collins installed Alice Rankin as a new member.  She was sponsored by Lion Carol Villerreal.

Alice was installed as a member at tonight’s meeting.  She had joined some time ago but things had interfered with her member installation service.

In the meantime our long time secretary retired and Alice has stepped in as the new secretary for our club.

Lion Collins also installed Lion Alice as the new secretary April 4, 2019.

We want to WELCOME  two new club members. 
Mackenzie Bennett Mitchell and Dallas Doyle joined the Lions Club at the January 17, 2019 meeting. 

Alex Hyrcza, chief of the Buffalo Trace Search and Rescue Team spoke to the club at our recent meeting. 

 The Buffalo Trace and Rescue members train and prepare to cope with situations that range from ground search and rescue, water rescue and recovery, air search and rescue to natural disasters.   They serve Mason, Bracken, Fleming and Robertson Counties in Kentucky.

 The Hug-A-Tree program is presented to elementary students to teach them what to do if they would find themselves lost in a wilderness setting. 

If looking to become a member of a team contact:

Alex Hyrcza, Chief


(606) 782-0499

Greg Taylor (606)548-0014

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.