DISTRICT 22-C PROGRAMS

LIONS VISION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (LVRF)
E-mail: lvrf.info@gmail.com - Web Site: http://www.lionsvision.org/

CHAIR: DG WAYNE COLE (22-B)
VICE CHAIR: PCC ELIZABETH “DEE” HAWKINS (22-C)
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR: PDG LARRY BURTON (22-A)
SECRETARY: PDG DALTON “DAL” MANN (22-B)
TREASURER:  LION PAUL LEATHERMAN (22-W)
LEGAL COUNSEL: PID JOSEPH “JOE” GAFFIGAN (22-C)
ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER: LION SUE PARKS (22-A)

Trustee Meetings: July 18, 2020, September 26, 2020, November 21, 2020, January 16, 2021, March 20, 2021, May 15, 2021. Meetings are held at 9:30 am at the Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, MD

LIONS LOW VISION REHABILITATION NETWORK FOUNDATION, INC. (LOVRNET)
E-mail: info@lovrnet.org - Web Site: http://www.lovrnet.org

CHAIR: JIM MILLER (22-B)
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: PDG PAUL HAWKINS (22-C)
BUSINESS MANAGER: PCC CLARE NEWCOMER (22-W)
AUDITOR: CT LARRY SHELTON (Dawna) (22-C)
CONSTITUTION & BY-LAWS/POLICIES & PROCEDURES: PDG GARY L. BURDETTE (Jan) (22-C)
DIABETES COORDINATOR: JOHN MONOHAN (Lion Pat) (22-D)
GLOBAL LEADERSHIP TEAM COORDINATOR: PCC JOHN LAWRENCE (Lion Carol) (22-B)
GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP TEAM COORDINATOR: PDG STEPHEN FINGER (Debra) (22-W)
GLOBAL SERVICE TEAM COORDINATOR: PCS SUSAN COX (PCC Brian) (22-W)
HEARING AND SPEECH COORDINATOR: LION MARY FRANCES GOSNELL (22-C)
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR: LION JESSICA GRAHAM (Lion Daniel) (22-D)

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

Chair: PCS JOAN BESTPITCH (22-D)
Vice-Chair: FVDG BIJOY MAHANTI (Lion Carol) (22-A)

LEADER DOG CHAIR: PDG ROBERT “BOB” JONES (PDG CHERYL) (22-D)

LEO CHAIR: CC CHARLIE TAYLOR (Lion Kathleen) 22- D

LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (LCIF) CO-CHAIR: PDG KENDALL “KEN” CHEW (Lion Marie) (22-D)
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION (LCIF) CO-CHAIR: PDG KENT EITEMILLER (PCS Liz) (22-W)
LIONS QUEST COORDINATOR: PCS MARTIN BONURA (PDG Susan) (22-W)

LIONS SAVING KIDS SIGHT FOUNDATION (LSKSF)
CHAIR:
DR JOSEPH IRR (22-B)
LIONS YOUTH FOUNDATION (LYF) CHAIR: PDG SANDI HALTERMAN (22-C)
MARKETING (PUBLIC RELATIONS): PDG SUSAN BONURA (PCS Martin) (22-W)

MD-22 CONVENTION COMMITTEE
CHAIR:
PCC DAVE STUDLEY (Lion Ginny) (22-B)
VICE-CHAIR: PCC HAROLD BOCCIA (Marcia) (22-A)
TREASURER: PDG SONIA WIGGINS (David) (22-C)
NEW VOICES INITIATIVE CHAIR: PDG DALTON MANN (22-B)
RECORDS RETENTION: LION JESSICA GRAHAM (Lion Daniel) (22-D)
RESEARCH & LONG RANGE PLANNING: PCC CHARLIE KEARSE (Carole) (22-C)

USA/CANADA LEADERSHIP FORUM
2020 COORDINATOR: RICHARD HOSFELD (Helen) (22-W)
2021 COORDINATOR: PCC RALPH and LION SHEILA SCHIEFERSTEIN (22-D)

VEHICLE TAG COORDINATOR (Delaware): PCT BRUCE MARVEL (Roylene) (22-D)
VEHICLE TAG COORDINATOR (Maryland): LION JOE LIVINGSTON (22-A)
YOUTH OUTREACH COORDINATOR: CAROLE SCHOONOVER (PCC John) (22-B)

 

 

Lions Camp Merrick is 320 acres of land in Charles County, Maryland and overlooking the Potomac River. The site has a rich camping history, beginning in the 1930’s when the Merrick family established a camp for boys from the greater Washington area. In the 1950’s the Merrick family bequeathed the camp to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington which turned it into a camp for deaf children. In the late 1970’s the Archdiocese approached the Lions of District 22-C and proposed an arrangement to jointly run the Camp for the Deaf which was approved at the 1979 Lions Convention. In 1988 the Lions of District 22-C officially approved making the camp a Lions district project and leased the camp from the Archdiocese. The camp was renamed “Lions Camp Merrick”. The mission of the camp was expanded to serve not only the deaf but also visually impaired children and adults. In 1997, the Waldorf Lions Foundation purchased the camp and leased it to the Lions Clubs of District 22-C. In 1998, the American Diabetes Association sold their camp in the Baltimore area, Camp Glyndon and, at their request, entered into an arrangement with Lions Camp Merrick to expand its summer camping program to include a jointly run a summer camp for children diagnosed with diabetes. Lions Camp Merrick assumed the entire responsibility for Camp Glyndon in 2005. Camp Glyndon at Lions Camp Merrick is supported by the American Diabetes Association.

More information can be found on the Lions Camp Merrick website.

 

The Lions Community Outreach Foundation is a community-based effort to prevent vision and hearing loss. The Foundation provide free vision, glaucoma, and hearing screenings at health fairs, area businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, senior centers, and other community gatherings. In partnership with local Lions Clubs in Multiple District 22C the Foundation collects and recycles used eyeglasses and hearing aids and provides them to people in need. The Foundation has partnered with the University of Maryland, to provide hearing aids, at little or no cost, to low income individuals with hearing loss. In corporation with local Lions Clubs, the Foundation provides free eye screenings of preschool age children for vision problems. The Foundation through the Francis Garner Memorial Endowment Fund, provides financial aid for vision or hearing related medical expenses to individuals who need financial assistance.

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