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November 4, 2017

Message from the District Governor

Our District Convention will be held on Saturday, March 17, at the Lions Den in Fort Dodge. The new convention format, concentrated into one day, was well attended last year, so give it a try.

The Sioux City Lions Club awarded $28,000 in grants to local organizations on Jan. 8.

The Lions clubs in Akron, Le Mars and Remsen were each awarded a $1,500 matching grant toward the purchase of a specialized camera used in the Iowa KidSight program. The camera costs $10,000 and the three clubs plan to pool their resources to purchase a camera to share. Each club will need to raise a little over $1,800 to achieve this goal. Currently the clubs are borrowing a camera from the Sioux City Lions Club. The camera is needed to allow more children to be screened. Since the inception of the Iowa KidSight Program in May of 2000, 490,000 children have been screened by Lion volunteers and over 3,500 have been referred for further evaluation in 9NW alone. The need for vision screening of preschoolers is great and Lion volunteers are glad to meet this need. If you, your business, or your organization would like to contribute to the vision camera purchase, please contact these clubs directly. It’s a good cause!