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Showing posts from October, 2010

A golden gavel? I want one of those!

One of the new events for the Lions 39W Midwinter Convention this year is the "Quest for the Golden Gavel".  It's a treasure hunt complete with coded messages and vague clues with a prize at the end-the "golden gavel", of course! You may be thinking  that the convention is months away, and true, it's not until February.  But the treasure hunt starts officially next week, with new clues available every week until the convention.  Adventurous Lions can take a look at the contest rules and get a head start with the first clue at the website convention page .  Good luck!

Need your vision checked?

I'd been doing a little whining lately about so few events being on the Lions calendar .  I knew Lions weren't taking vacations from serving their communities, but yet, the calendar remained nearly blank. Aha!  I've caught up with the Lions Clubs! They've been busy doing vision screenings! Lions clubs around the state are busy in the fall screening vision and hearing in the schools.  Typically, they screen children in grades K, 1, 3, and 5, although some clubs screen other  grades as well.  The Idaho Lions Sight and Hearing Foundation, the Foundation that belongs to and serves the Lions clubs, has a "Mobile Screening Unit" (MSU).  The MSU travels around the state (and E. Oregon) and houses a sound proof hearing booth and several vision screening machines.  Lions and other volunteers in the communities are trained in using the equipment.  Thousands are screened in the fall and referrals made as needed.  Do Lions screen in all schools?  Not all-some sch