Archive for Thursday, February 15, 2007

Two inducted into Lions Club

February 15, 2007

New Lions Rita Boyer and Doug Mateo were inducted into the Eudora Lions Club by District 17-K7 District Governor David Hentges at the Feb. 5 meeting at Eudora City Hall.

Gov. Hentges of the Turner Lions Club, making his official visit, highlighted some of the Lions Clubs' International program initiatives. The current one is the Campaign Sight First II, an effort to raise $150,000,000 worldwide to combat blindness. Money would be used in developing countries to perform cataract surgical procedures and with medication and other preventative measures, combat River Blindness, which is caused by a parasite that enters the blood stream. He encouraged all clubs to participate in this three-year fund-raising campaign.

Lions Past International Director Gene Vogel, also from the Turner Lions Club, reinforced Gov. Hentges remarks about Campaign Sight First II and encouraged Eudora Lions to participate with a monetary contribution.

Eudora Statue chairman Tom Tucker reported that the statue project is progressing on schedule. The first order for engraved bricks will be submitted soon.

Chairman Hank Turnbaugh reported the chili/soup fund-raiser is scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the commons area at Eudora High School, 2203 Church St. Chili, soup, desserts and beverages will be available.

The Eudora Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first and third Monday of each month at Eudora City Hall, 4 East Seventh St.

For more information, call Bob Slapar at 542-2315 or e-mail PDGERS@aol.com.

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