News2016-08-23T11:52:16+00:00

2 days ago

Mishawaka Lions

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

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3 weeks ago

Mishawaka Lions

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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3 weeks ago

Mishawaka Lions

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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3 weeks ago

Mishawaka Lions

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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1 month ago

Mishawaka Lions

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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2 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

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

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3 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Today Lion Kane Brolin, the Mishawaka Lions Club's LCIF Coordinator, made a presentation on some of the latest efforts and goals of the Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF).

Kane is a very motivated and engaged member of our club, a local business owner, husband, father, and also blind. In the posted photo you can tell Kane prepared his presentation in advance and was reading from Braille.

One thing that was striking during Kane's presentation was a clarification he made. The focus on inabilities of those with disabilities is all too common in how we frame our language--and this has a significant impact on how we perceive the world and those around us.

He pointed out that blindness is a characteristic, not a problem and the problems faced by blind people are usually the result of low expectations--"both our generally low expectations of ourselves and the world's generally low expectations of us. Blindness in and of itself does not hold us back."

He also thinks it is critical that those who are in leadership in all organizations come to understand that persons with all manner of disabilities can and should be encouraged to provide service in their own right. Technology, if properly utilized, surely makes this kind of thing a whole lot more feasible. For instance, Twitter and YouTube make it possible for him to dig a lot deeper into a lot of subjects very fast, without having to make a million phone calls or arrange for help to dig through stacks of periodicals, books, and microfiche the way he used to have to do during his college experiences, as well as the introduction of technology which has enabled blind individuals the ability to code for computer programming.

Not all blindness is preventable, but LCIF funds numerous efforts to eliminate preventable causes of blindness, surgical options to restore vision, and so much more. It is a global effort, but we also do what we can to address it here in our community. Just this past weekend, 49 school age children had their vision screened by Mishawaka Lions at a back to school event - 19 of those children required a referral to receive a full evaluation and likely a need for corrective eyewear, a certain necessity as they prepare for success in school.

Kane is proud to serve as our LCIF coordinator and we are proud to have him as a dedicated member of our club.

Learn more about LCIF's efforts at www.lcif.org/EN/our-work/sight/index.php

Learn more about the Mishawaka Lions Club at mishawakalions.org
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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 9" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 7" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 8" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 6" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 5" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 4" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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4 months ago

Mishawaka Lions

Many years ago, the Mishawaka Lions Club recorded several interviews of members and club leaders. We have converted those videos from DVD to a series of digital files which we could upload to Facebook. Here is "Chapter 3" from those videos. A big thanks to Chamberlin Video Production for your work on these. ...

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