District Wide Projects

Besides the many projects that are conducted by our clubs, there are several projects that span across the clubs.  Below are the people that are spearheading these projects with a link to their website.  If you want to find out more, there name and contact information can be found within our member area.

Guiding Eyes for the Blind headed by President and CEO Tom Panek

Vision Center On Blindness headed by Executive Director Lion Nancy Miller

Association for the Visually Impaired headed by Executive Director Beth Bate DuBoff

Drug Crisis in Our Backyard headed by Lion Carol Christiansen, Lion Sue & Steve Salomone

The Brandel – Murphy Lions Youth Foundation headed by President PCC John Wargo

MD-20 Official State Projects

Lions Camp Badger
Empire State Special Needs Experiece 
    (formerly Empire State Speech and Hearing Clinic)
Lions Camp Badger is a project of the  Lions of New York State and Bermuda Lions. Camp Badger is located 20 miles south of Ithaca, NY in a rural setting. The program is designed to offer each child a great summer camp experience.  Their dedicated staff work together as a team to meet each child’s special needs.
The camp program is designed to support each camper’s individual needs and goals; strengthen talents, skills and abilities; increase independent skills; gain self confidence and improve self awareness; make friends and have fun.
For more information, a copy of our Camp Facts, Fees and Schedule, and find our Camper Application, please go to our website,,call 1-800-232-7060, or e-mail
CT Tom Bailey
New York and Bermuda Lions Foundation
The New York State Bermuda Lions Foundation, Inc., is a non-profit corporation. Donated funds are disbursed as grants for humanitarian projects in local communities in conjunction with local Lions Clubs.
The Foundation receives contributions from individual Lions, Lion Clubs, Corporations, other Foundations, and runs fund raising activities throughout the year. Since its founding in 1992, the Foundation has approved more than US$ 355,000 for service projects that have improved the quality of life in many communities in our Multiple.
Their mission is to provide District-Wide support for worthy projects, which would otherwise be beyond the means of individual clubs or districts.

Rich Steger

KidSight USALions SEE, Inc

Lions "Screening Eyes Early" Free vision screening to help identify children with or at risk for amblyopia, offered by local Lions Clubs in collaboration with the Lions SEE Program at the Ira G. Ross Eye Institute
The mission of Lions SEE, Inc. (Screening Eyes Early) is to decrease childhood blindness through early detection and treatment of the most common vision disorders that cause Amblyopia; insuring that all children of New York State will be able to SEE their future.
Program Coordinator:
Michael Lawkowski
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