Projects for District 4-L2

CITY OF HOPE
 
Contact: Nancy Lewis

The City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute is a nationally known multi-specialty hospital and research institution located in Duarte, California.

The Medical Center provides innovative health care to men, women and children with life-threatening illness, including cancer, diabetes, respiratory and neurological disorders. Research is directed at new discoveries in genetics, biology, immunology and brain and nerve functions.

For more information visit their site at: www.cityofhope.org/


"LIONS DAY" WILL BE HELD ON
SUNDAY, April 7, 2013
LIONS CAMP AT TERESITA PINES
A Place to reflect, renew
And have fun….
Deep in the Big Pines Recreation area of Angeles National Forest is 8-1/2 acres of breathtaking scenery, utter peace and a facility to meet the needs people.
Open year round, LIONS CAMP is available for club functions, retreats, conferences, Leo and youth groups, and summer camp for all ages. Our dedicated, professional staff can provide whatever support you need. And our excellent food service can be adapted to meet your needs.
Facilities include: Modern dining hall/main lodge; winterized and summer cabins; historic outdoor chapel; large athletic field; Jr. Olympic swimming pool; amphitheater and campfire area.
Activities available include: Archery; arts & crafts; canoeing and fishing; hiking along acres of scenic trails; skiing/sledding (in winter at Mountain High) near by.


LIONS CAMP at Teresita Pines
Home of Lions Wilderness Camp for Deaf Children
(800) 585-3245
P.O. Box 98
Wrightwood, CA 92397
Phone: (800) 585-3245
Fax: 760- 249-1063
TTY: 760- 249-3550

Visit our website: [link]
LIONS LOW VISION SERVICES - (L.O.V.E.) PROGRAM
“People Caring for People”, the cornerstone of Lionism, is actively demonstrated through the Lions Low Vision Services (L.O.V.E.) Program. Known as the “L.O.V.E.” Program, the Lion Clubs of Southern California have responded enthusiastically and generously to the establishment of the vital program for the partially-sighted.

The L.O.V.E. Program, in cooperation with Optometric Center of Los Angeles and the Southern California College of Optometry offer complete vision care services including such specialties as low vision devices and vision therapy. Patients of the program receive complete vision examinations and prescribed correction and treatment.(Please click here for more information)  
DIABETES AWARENESS COMMITTEE
 
Contact: Pat Sabol
The prime goal of Lions International is the preservation of sight. Diabetes is a disorder of metabolism in which people have problems converting food to energy. It is the leading cause of adult blindness (age 20 - 75), kidney failure, non-traumatic amputations and cardiovascular disorders (diabetics are 60% more likely to have heart attacks and/or strokes). Diabetes is rated the fifth cause of death in the U.S.A. according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Updated statistics shows 17 million with Diabetes and 16 million with Pre-diabetes. The CDC officially considers this data an “epidemic”. Thus 33 million people are diabetic or will become diabetic shortly, unless they are screened, treated, and controlled. CDC predicts there will be 50 million diabetics in the U.S.A. by 2030. 90%-95% of all diabetes is Type Two for which there is no cure.
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LEO CLUBS OF DISTRICT 4-L2
 
Leo's Program began in 1957 in Pennsylvania. Leo's were officially adopted by LCI in 1967. Leo's now total more than 140,000 in 138 countries. Our Leo's District was formed in 1995 by PDG Dennis Windscheffel with 12 clubs. The first activity was to help the Downey Lions club existing Rancho Los Amigos Program. In 1995 a festival was planned by the Leo's that involved over 600 participants, and has continued since then. District activities also have included Diabetes Walk-a-thon’s, Beach Clean-up, Rose Bowl Float Decoration, and work outings at Teresita Pines Lions Wilderness Camp.

District Leos meet monthly at
Montebello Senior Center
150 S. Taylor Ave.
(Downstairs Meeting Room)
Montebello, CA 90640

(Please click here for more information)  
LIONS CLUBS INTERNATIONAL ROSE PARADE FLOATS
 
Contact: Larry wehage
Lions Float, Inc., a non-profit corporation, was formed in 1994 to direct the preparation and funding of the Lions float in the Rose Parade. This is a year-round activity involving the designing, fundraising and coordinating of volunteer decoration of the float in December.
LIONS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH CAMP AND EXCHANGE PROGRAM

The Lions Youth Exchange Program is founded upon the first object of Lionism: To create and foster a spirit of understanding among the people of the world.

The Lion's Youth Exchange Program (YEP) was conceived to afford today's youth, the leaders and parents of tomorrow, an opportunity to learn more about people and countries other than their own.

The first exchange was conducted in 1962 between Japan and California-Nevada. We now exchange with Europe, Scandinavia, Malaysia, Peru, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and several other countries.

The tremendous growth of the YEP throughout Lions International has received increased recognition for its positive contributions towards a better world of understanding.

This is a very ambitious program that requires support from club to MD level. To become involved contact your District Youth Camp and Exchange Chairperson.


ye@lionsclubs.org

http://ye.tripod.com
LIONS PROJECT FOR CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE

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LPCCI is dedicated to supporting the mission of Canine Companions for Independence. CCI serves the needs of people with disabilities by providing trained service, hearing and social dogs and by providing continuing support to ensure the success of the program.

Lions and Lionesses actively support LPCCI with sponsorships and fund-raising events, with Club and Life memberships and special donations. Lions and Lionesses also provide invaluable support as volunteers and breeder caretakers, and by raising puppies that become Canine Companions. Through financial support and volunteer work for CCI, LPCCI is helping people with disabilities overcome physical and social barriers with the skills and unconditional love of Canine Companions.
   
Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation of Southern California (LSHFSC)

Our Mission:
Provide funding for vision related surgery and medical devices and accessory equipment, training, and services to the visually impaired, blind, deaf, and hard of hearing legal residents of Southern California.  Applications can be found at http://bit.ly/KaUTYW  . Referrals can come from Lions in MD4 Districts: A3 and L1 through L6 and as a result of Health Screening Events.

Contact:  PHONE  (800) 647-6638  FAX (888) 958-7554   EMAIL   admin@lsh.org   Mailing Address is: 5150 East Pacific Coast Highway Suite 605, Long Beach, Ca  90804

WEB Site http://www.lshfsc.org/lshfsc/index.shtml

 


 

MD4 STUDENT SPEAKER'S FOUNDATION
 
The Lions Student Speaker Foundation is a non-profit California corporation dedicated to the promotion of the Student Speaker's Contest. It provides all of the funds for the scholarships given in the annual Student Speaker's Contest.

When you or your Club make a donation to the Foundation, you are helping a young person with his/her education, beyond high school. These are our leaders of tomorrow.

Fellowships:
Harry J. Aslan Fellow $200 contribution
Dwight E. Stanford Fellow $300 contribution
Don Snyder Fellow $400 contribution
Fred W. Smith Fellow $500 contribution

Supporter Patch/Year Chevron
$100 Minimum yearly contribution

Donations of any amount and kind are welcome, including estate bequests.
THE EAR OF THE LION FOUNDATION, INC.

The Hearing Foundation, a nonprofit, 501(c)3, Foundation was formed by Lions Clubs of California/Nevada in 1982. The Foundation is dedicated to assist qualified low income hearing-impaired people unable to afford the care they need to hear better, and issues hearing aids from its hearing aid bank at a nominal fee. Member Lions Clubs are encouraged to seek out patients in their community who might benefit from our services. Lions are encouraged to collect and send hearing aids no longer being used to our office.

The Foundation is funded by two primary sources. Lions Clubs can become a member club by pledging to make a semi-annual donation to the Foundation of $3.75 per active member. Individual Lions and other friends of the Foundation may become Tosch Fellowships, Life Members or Alexander Graham Bell Fellows by donating $250, $500 or $ 1,000 respectively, to the Foundation. The principal received from these donations is permanently invested and not spent. Investment income may be used only for patient care expenses.

Officers and Directors of the Foundation are available and anxious to make presentations of club and cabinet meetings. If you would like to arrange a presentation, please call or write our office.(Please click here for more information)  
VOLUNTEERS OF VACAVILLE

The Volunteers of Vacaville is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1960 for the purpose of providing the visually and physically handicapped community with aural transcription services. Since our inception, we have provided hundreds of customers with thousands of books and services that they would not have been able to receive elsewhere. This unique program also provides inmates with the opportunity to learn social responsibility and valuable job skills while serving their term of incarceration at the California Medical Facility (California Department of Corrections).

Our services are made possible by generous grants and contributions from our supporters, Lions Clubs throughout the region, and the California Department of Corrections.

Volunteers of Vacaville
PO Box 670
Vacaville, CA 95696-0670
(707) 448-6841 Ext. 2044
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
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