Atlanta Lions Support the National Federation for the Blind’s Bell Program

Atlanta Lions National Federation for the Blind
The National Federation for the Blind’s Bell Program provides several programs and initiatives which focus on Education as education is the most urgent civil rights issue facing the blind in the 21st century. It is known that very few blind children receive Braille instruction for one reason or another. Almost 85% of blind children are Braille illiterate. This is not acceptable in our society today.

One of these NFB programs is The BELL program – Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning. BELL increases awareness and supports Braille literacy among blind children. The two week summer program provides intense Braille instruction and training to children who are not currently receiving the services they need during the regular school year. It is meant to serve students who are not currently receiving enough Braille instruction in school or who could benefit from Braille enrichment over the summer.

The program is designed to run Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m which operates like a regular school day. The schedule and activities were developed with the individual needs of the children in mind. The schedule allows for small group instruction, which provides children with the opportunity for more individual attention. In addition to Braille crafts, games, and other engaging projects, children may also enjoy field trips to sites related to the NFB BELL curriculum. A parent seminar will also accompany the program where parents can learn strategies to support their child in the learning and use of Braille. From this seminar parents can also gain valuable information to aid them in the empowerment of their child as they interact with other parents of blind children and successful blind adults.

As a parent of a six year old blind child I truly understand the need for early intervention, braille literacy and strong parent advocacy – literacy and independence would be the main keys to my daughter’s success and if I would like to support that for other children as well.

The two week program will be held at The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) and some of the expenses include, materials, transportation and a daily healthy lunch for the kids (an average of 18 children).

Lions Club Night at Turner Field

Lions Club Night at Turner Field

ATLANTA BRAVES VS SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
SATURDAY JUNE 15th | 4:00 p.m.

Help send your high school baseball team to the Braves game by supporting your local Lions Club. If you wish to attend this game, please feel free to purchase your ticket, too. Lions support Leader Dogs for the Blind – Leader Dog’s Mission is to “Empower people who are blind or visually impaired with lifelong skills for independent travel and work.”

Download form to order tickets and share the flyer: Lions Club Braves Ticket Flyer 2013.

Cocktails for Camp

2nd ANNUAL COCKTAILS FOR CAMP
ATLANTA’S LARGEST HAPPY HOUR

A Fundraiser Benefiting Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind

Join over 1,000 professionals for Atlanta’s largest happy hour of the year, at Aja, Wednesday, July 25, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM! There will be complimentary appetizers and drink specials for all that attend. Raffles tickets will be sold at this event, last year we had 15+ prizes valued between $300- 500.00 each. Live music on the patio with a DJ inside. Free valet parking and self-park validation.

Promotional Codes offered through hosting organizations. $10 discount until 6/30/12 and $5 discount until 7/20/12. Contact your organization for code or additional information.

NEEDED: YOUR SUPPORT!
The goal of the Georgia Lions’ Camp for the Blind is to provide a residential camping experience for blind and visually impaired individuals residing in Georgia. Though full utilization is made of staff and facilities, a recreational emphasis is placed on social, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual growth. It is the function of the staff member through the small group living process, to aid in the achievement of the following objectives:

  • to foster positive self-concept development of campers
  • to provide the opportunity for social interaction and the development of social skills
  • to foster the desire for participation in all camp activities
  • to develop in campers, a sense of responsibility and respect for others
  • to provide the opportunity to develop a more positive attitude toward their disability
  • to enable the camper to learn to accept ways of competing and cooperating with others
  • to stimulate in campers greater independence, self reliance, resourcefulness, and initiative
  • to help the camper learn new skills and to explore one’s individual abilities
  • to encourage participation in, and shared responsibilities of a democratic society
  • to provide opportunities for understanding and appreciation through an awareness of the natural surroundings
  • to aid the camper to achieve self-realization, self fulfillment and personal identity and have fun!!

All contributions are greatly appreciated and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Camp for the Blind.

Dan Reeves to Speak at Atlanta Lions Club Meeting

Atlanta Lions Club Speaker Former Falcons Coach Dan ReevesFormer Atlanta Falcons Coach Dan Reeves will be our guest speaker for the next Atlanta Lions Club meeting on Friday October 14th. Coach Reeves is a dynamic and inspirational speaker and we are honored to have him. Please contact us by Monday, October 10th, if you wish to attend this meeting.

Born in Rome , Georgia and a native of Americus, Georgia, Reeves began his pro career as a free agent running back for the Dallas Cowboys in 1965. He had been a quarterback during his collegiate career at South Carolina and has been inducted into South Carolina’s Hall of Fame. An all-purpose offensive back during his eight seasons (1965-72) on the Dallas roster, Reeves finished his playing career as the Cowboy’s fifth all-time leading rusher, despite a series of injuries that slowed him in the later stages of his career.

Reeves stellar coaching career began when he joined the Dallas coaching staff in 1970, taking on a dual role as player/coach for two seasons. He was a full-time offensive backfield coach in 1972, but spent 1973 in private business before rejoining the staff again as backfield coach in 1974. In 1977, he took on the job of offensive coordinator, in which his duties included coaching the quarterbacks and wide receivers.

He was the youngest head coach in the NFL when he assumed command of the Denver Broncos in 1981 as Vice President and Head Coach. A genuine leader, Reeves coached the Broncos to six post-season appearances, five divisional titles, three conference crowns and three Super Bowl appearances during his 12-year tenure. He was the only AFC coach in the decade of the 1980′s to lead his team to consecutive Super Bowl appearances and his Broncos appeared in the Super Bowl three times during a span of four years. His success continued as he was named the 1991 AFC Coach of the Year. Additionally, he has played or coached in a record nine Super Bowls, including Super Bowls XXI (1986), XXII (1987) and XXIV (1989) as the Broncos’ head coach, and Super Bowl XXXIII as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons.

Before taking the helm of the Falcons, Reeves served as New York Giants Head Coach from 1993-1996. Reeves’ success with the Giants made headlines. In his first season he led the Giants to an 11-5 record and a berth in the playoffs. Reeves’ 1993 season record is the best ever for a first-year Giants coach. Reeves was named the 1993 Associated Press Coach of the Year after helping the Giants improve from a 6-10 record in 1992.

It is evident that Reeves is an intense competitor who continues to influence those around him with his own strength of character and positive outlook on life.

Again, please contact us by Monday, October 10th, if you wish to attend this meeting.

Lions Club Golf Tournament 2011

October 24, 2011

9:00 AM Shotgun Start

The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farms
3030 Bradshaw Club Drive
Woodstock, GA 30188

$75 a person includes range balls, golf, cart and buffet lunch

Contact:
Pam Schloemer: 770-298-0215
Wes Gifford: 404-944-7145
Jessica Black: 478-494-4726

To register, visit http://www.lionslighthouse.org/events/golfregistration

See Now. Hear Now. Run Now.

Join the Lighthouse for the first annual See Now Hear Now 5K Walk/Run, a fundraiser in support of vision and hearing programs.

Whether you choose to walk, run, or just take in some sun, come out and support the efforts to provide more Georgians with sight and sound in the coming year!

You can register by clicking the “Register to Participate” button below. All participants must pay $30 to register, but will be refunded registration fees if more than $150 is raised!

The race route will be through downtown Chamblee and is a flat, easy course that participants of all physical strengths can enjoy! Check out the race course here: http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/47574062.

We hope to see you there!

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Atlanta Lions Club Teams Up with the Atlanta Dream

Atlanta DreamLeaderdogs for the Blind will be the community spotlight of the night during the Sunday, June 26, 2011 Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio Silver Stars, at Philips Arena!

Show your support for the Leader Dogs for the Blind and the Atlanta Lions Club…..And enjoy a great game at the same time!

50% of all ticket sales purchased through the special link below will be donated to the Leader Dogs!

Leader dogs - Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio Silver Stars

Click on the logo above to purchase tickets for the game!

Promo code: leaderdogs

Your $20 purchase includes a ticket to the Atlanta Dream vs San Antonio matchup at Philips arena. With $10 going back to Leader Dogs for the Blind! (tickets can be held at will call on game day or printed online)

Be sure to bring your family and friends, and spread the word!

There are more ways for you to participate:

  • Vision stations will be present for eye screenings compliments of The Georgia Lions Lighthouse.
  • Used eyeglass receptacles will be at each entrance to take donated used glasses. Voucher for a free ticket to a future Atlanta dream game will be given to fans who bring in glasses that can be donated.
  • Visit with the dream mascot, win stuffed “leader dog puppies”, t-shirts and more!!

The Lions Club that sells the most tickets will recieve a Luxury Box for 25 people for use at a future Atlanta Dream game, and a trophy and $500.00 cash.

Any questions, please contact Jessica Madison at 678-510-7467 or jessica.madison@atlantadream.net.

Please contact all your friends and co-workers about this game.

Thanks to 1690 WMLB and 1160 WCFO Newstalk for sponsoring us!

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Download the flyer below and email it to everyone you know!

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Drive for Better Vision

Help the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Serve over 7500 People in Need

You can play hooky, play a round of golf and do the right thing at the same time. Our mission at the Lighthouse Foundation is to provide eye exams, glasses and even surgeries to Georgians who can’t afford that care.* All you have to do is come out and tee it up, or be a tournament sponsor. Join us for a day of competitions, prizes and food while you contribute to the Lions who make it possible for thousands of Georgians to see and hear better.

Where:
The Golf Club at Bradshaw Farm 3030 Bradshaw Club Drive Woodstock, GA 30188

When:
October 18, 2010 9am Shotgun Start
Buffet lunch, awards and prizes!
Get Involved – Make a Difference

  • Play a round of golf : $75 includes everything!
  • Be a Hole Sponsor: $250 per hole for your company name and logo.
  • Be a Tournament Sponsor: $500 to have your name and logo on everything!
  • Give us some swag: Donate whatever you can in gifts and doorprizes.

We plan to raise $5000 or more for the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation.

Please call one of the following tour organizers and lend your support:
Scott Rogers – Tournament Chair: 678-886-6800
Blake Ivey: 770-855-8670
Mike Rapp : 404-455-6714
Steve Brett : 404-210-3437
David Gallagher: 678-360-5023

* Georgians who are uninsured, underinsured, and fall 200% below the Federal Poverty Guideline.

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