Next Vision Screening Set for July 21st

 

Lions Jotham & Sandrea Reubel & Scott Rogers vision screening at Beacon of Hope Learning Center

Lions Jotham & Sandrea Reubel & Scott Rogers vision screening at Beacon of Hope

 

The Atlanta Lions Club will be vision screening children ages 6 months to 12 years old on Tuesday, July 21st from 11 am – 2 pm at the Columbia Middle School in Decatur.  Participants from the Connect Church Sports League will be screened using the latest refractive error screening technology provided by Plusoptix.

 

Lion Cyd McDowell instructs Lion John Hagan on the using the vision screening technology

Lion Cyd McDowell instructs Lion John Hagan on the using the vision screening technology

 

Please contact Jotham Reubel or Gary Martin if you would like to help.

Back-to-School Party Breaks Record!

The face painting table at the block party

The face painting table at the block party

July 18, 2015

The Atlanta Lions Club was one of 70+ exhibitors who helped connect Old Fourth Ward kids, families, and seniors to city and county agencies and nonprofit services.  District 2’s Boulevard corridor has the highest concentration of poverty in the southeastern United States.  The Year of Boulevard initiative, which Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and the community launched in 2012, is focused on empowering residents of all socio-economic backgrounds to work together to increase public safety and attract new resources to the community.

Kwanza’s staff are still tallying the final numbers, but it looks like 1,300-1,500 Boulevard corridor residents attended today’s  2015 Year of Boulevard Back-To-School Block Party.

Lion Gary Martin with Beacon of Hope Briggette Woodward and Atlanta Council Member Kwanza Hall

Lion Gary Martin with Beacon of Hope Briggette Woodward and Atlanta Council Member Kwanza Hall

 

The Atlanta Lions Club shared an exhibit table with community partner, Beacon of Hope Renaissance Learning Center to engage citizens in Lionism, recruit new members and network with other community providers for possible future vision screening events.   Last December, 2014 the Atlanta Lions Club vision screened 109 children ages 1-6 years old at Beacon of Hope’s Old Fourth Ward early learning center.

Council Member Kwanza Hall Speaks to the Club

Kwanza Hall with President Mike Rapp and Gary Martin

Kwanza Hall with President Mike Rapp and Gary Martin

 

June 25, 2015

Atlanta City Councilman, Kwanza Hall spoke to members of the Atlanta Lions Club during their monthly luncheon meeting at the Capitol City Club in Downtown Atlanta.  He shared stories and lessons learned from the #YearofBoulevard initiative, now in its fourth year.

 

Lion Cyd McDowell and Cheryl Lee talk with Kwana

Lion Cyd McDowell and Cheryl Lee talk with Kwana

 

The Atlanta Lions Club is Georgia’s oldest Lions Club, celebrating its 95th anniversary this year.  The Club is one of the 2015 Year of Boulevard community partners, offering free vision screenings to underserved children in the Old Fourth Ward.  Lion club members will be on hand at the Saturday, July 18 Year of Boulevard Back-to-School Party, bringing free vision screenings and connecting families to optometrists and glasses.