10 hours ago

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Don't you love this shade of green? Fresh, little lettuce starts to be planted in the Mishawaka Food Pantry community garden. ...

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1 day ago

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In less than a week, these happy little seedlings are reaching up for the light. Very soon, they will be planted in the Mishawaka Food Pantry's community garden by our evening group of Mishawaka Lions! ...

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2 weeks ago

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The sun is out, the rain is past...be sure and order your flowers FAST! ...

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3 weeks ago

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Washing, drying, and sorting around 3,000 used eyeglasses this morning with Lions from clubs all around our district! ...

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4 weeks ago

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Past District Governor Paul Russell presented to the Mishawaka Lions Club about the Indiana Cancer Control Fund, which is our organization's first statewide project and has generated over $7 million dollars toward research, equipment, and assistance for cancer treatment.

Our support has allowed for the developing new programs which eventually received millions of dollars in additional grant funding from state and federal sources. We provided seed funding for 3D printed bolis devices for custom patient radiation treatment, which has now resulted in additional funding from higher education and corporate sources running 10 3D printers providing a multitude of medical devices and even prostethis for individuals.

When you support Lions Clubs, you support our community, but you also create opportunities such as this which advance medical treatment for everyone throughout the state.
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1 month ago

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Congratulations, fellow Mishawaka Lion, Chuck Lehman, on worthy recognition as Small Business of the Year by the South Bend Regional Chamber. Lehman & Lehman has been serving and shaping our community for over 30 years. Congratulations, Chuck and all his team who work diligently to serve their clients. ...

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2 months ago

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From the collection boxes, to being sorted...the next step is washing the donated glasses! Be sure to sign up for this service project! ...

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4 months ago

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Mishawaka Lions Club Annual Fruit and Candy Sale - mailchi.mp/71016fce5f36/mishawaka-lions-club-annual-fruit-and-candy-sale ...

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5 months ago

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Thank you to District Governor Jim Reeve for visiting the MIshawaka Lions Club today and presenting very well deserved awards of service to many of our club members. (And even MORE awards were to be given, to those not able to attend today's meeting) THANK YOU for living the Lions motto: WE SERVE ...

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5 months ago

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Last Wednesday, October 17th, a handful of Mishawaka Lions Club members sorted, placed book plates, and bookmarks for over 650 dictionaries to be distributed to every 3rd grade student in Mishawaka.

For some kids, this may be the only book they personally own, but for every kid it is a resource which can be utilized for a lifetime. Even now when technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, basic tools such as dictionaries are a resource for teachers in their curriculum and for kids at home whether or not they have access to the internet, a computer, or a tablet.
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5 months ago

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The Lions Club Pin

I wear on my lapel a bright little pin
And others who wear it are much like kin.
It's not very big and it's blue and gold;
It shows a warm heart when the temperature is cold.
More than a million wear this device,
Giving time and money, not just advice.
Hoosiers who wear it from State 25,
Show by that pin they're really alive.
Some folks focus on what they think they deserve,
But the pin folks are focused on the motto "We Serve"
Helping the blind and visually impaired,
Providing new glasses, getting others repaired.
Raising funds for projects, like Leader Dog,
Each one of the wearers is an important cog.
Cancer Control and the Lions Eye Bank,
And Speech and Hearing are all first rank.
The pin is associated with our clubs eight objects,
And also known for other state projects.
The pins easily recognized, like the stars in Orion,
It identifies the wearer as a human Lion.

By: Past District Governor Bill Willis, 25-E
Published in Hoosier Lion, October 2018
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5 months ago

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Lions from all around District 25G (North Central Indiana) are currently in Mexico as part of an annual eyeglass mission trip, include two of our very own Mishawaka Lions. We wish them all the best in evaluating and fitting individuals for glasses.

Meanwhile, 8 Mishawaka Lions and a few tag along kiddos sorted several thousand eyeglasses which have been donated over the past 5 months.

We have several donation locations which used eyeglasses can be dropped off. Lions then collect those, sort them, wash them, check their prescription strength, and make any necessary repairs before being utilized in these annual mission trips.

In the sorting process which was performed tonight, we discard any lenses which are overly damaged, scrap metal which has value, bag frames which can be repaired, and sort regular eyeglasses separate from bifocals. 18 volunteer hours later and we are ready for the washing process.

Thank you to the Mishawaka Lions who committed a couple hours of their evening toward this great cause! We take pride in this service know they will be put to good use during next year's mission trip.

**Bonus Photo - The last photo uploaded is of a very rare and unusual pair of eyeglasses with hinges below the drop frames. Luckily our in-house expert and optometrist identified these as "makeup glasses" for applying eyeliner and eyeshadow on one eye while seeing through the opposing lens. You never know what kind of treasures you'll encounter while serving!
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6 months ago

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Thank you, Ellen Jenning, for speaking at Lions club today. ...

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