Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The challenge-sending kids to winter camp

Times are tough.  Budget cuts are looming around around the state of Idaho as the legislature begins its session.  I'm not getting on a soapbox about where the money should or should not be spent in Idaho, but I want to bring to your attention a potential shortfall that would affect some folks near and dear to the hearts of Lions-the students at the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind.  Each winter the school sponsors a winter camp for kids.  Additional funds that may be needed this year would cover transportation and lodging costs of kids going to camp.  The money in jeopardy amounts to about $2,300. 
Let's see....50 clubs in 39W.....$2,300......that's less than $50 per seems obvious.... 

The Challenge

The Star Lions Club has pledged $100 (through club and individual donations) to help with the transportation costs to send the kids to camp.  They are issuing a challenge to the other clubs of District 39W to pledge at least $50 for this cause.   "Alone we can do so little;  together we can do so much."   Yes, that was Helen Keller who said that.

(To make a pledge or for more information, contact VDG Pat.)


  1. ZONE 9 "Best in the West"
    CALDWELL LIONS PICKS UP THE GAUNTLET. The club voted to donate $150.00 to the Gooding Blind School for the camp transportation fund. Way to go Zone 9 and Region 2 ZC John

  2. Our Council Chair Bob Flowers and his lovely wife Elfie donated a personal pledge of $200.00 to support the winter camp. What a leader!!

  3. Lion Walt reported at the Convention that about $1800 had been donated so far. Remember, any extra money will be used to help with transportation and lodging costs in 2011.