Young Larchmont Artist Advances to Third Round
in LM & NR Lions 2019 Peace Poster Contest
First, Nesrine Zigha, a student at the French American School, topped the winners from five local middle schools in the Lions international annual worldwide competition for children 11-13, that encourages them to express their vision of world peace through art. Then, Nesrine's expression of the contest's 2019 theme "Path to Peace," took first place over the winning entries of about 45 clubs in the Lions regional district, comprising lower Westchester, Manhattan and Staten Island. It is hoped her work will move on through the U.S. competition and abroad to be the international winner announced at United Nation's Lions Day in the spring.
Laura Bott of Mamaroneck's art workshop The Bott Shoppe coordinated the contest.
Vision Screenings on Hiatus Due to Covid
In 2019, 10 members of three Sound Shore Lions clubs screened 11 nursery schools for vision abnormalities that lead to amblyopia. Of the 680 screened, the camera detected 118 with abnormalities and the child was referred to a professional. Our club continues to search for profess-ionals who can examine some low income children pro bono. Nationally last year, Lions screened 57,000 children for amblyopia and made 8,000 referrals. 10/2020
Destination of Recycled Eyeglasses
Twice a year, a few members take thousands of eyeglasses collected by the Sound Shore Lions to the Lions Recycling Center in Trenton. They spend several hours there helping with the massive project of cleaning, sorting, testing, designating prescriptions and filling orders from humanitarian organizations around the world. 10/2020
Lions Donate to Guiding Eyes
Each year Club members travel to Yorktown to present a check in support of Guiding Eyes, the premier guide dog school in the country. This year in Covid time a check for $1,000 was sent In August 2020 to the nonprofit, which last year graduated 170 guide dog teams. The trained dogs are given without charge to blind individuals, thanks to grants and donations. In pre Covid time, members of many Lions Clubs can view the kennels on presentation day and witness the graduation of several teams, who spend two weeks bonding by living together at the Center. 10/2020
In spite of the difficulties in fund-raising during the pandemic, our club sent a check in August of $1000 to the Vacation Camp for the Blind and their families in Rockland County. 10/2020
Currently in Progress
Online Furniture Auction
of 226 unusual items by
Furniture Sharehouse that are exceptions to their mission. The local nonprofit is dedicated to providing furniture to the needy in empty apartments. Auction closing begins October 28 at 7:35 pm. Pick up in White Plains, Sunday, November 1. Learn all about this
November 5, Thursday
12:15 - 1:30 pm
Luncheon meeting in person at
Orienta Beach Club
Outside dining in open tent.
Reserve with Phil, 834-0677.
Subsequent lunchtime meetings
will be virtual.
Recent and Future Service Projects
August -- Victims of the massive fire in Port Chester received clothing and household supplies donated by several Lions Clubs in the area. Lions Jim Killoran of the Fuller Center and our president Phil Oldham spearheaded the drive which involved several neighboring clubs and a Go-Fund-Me account.
Volunteers also participated in a coat/boot drive at St. John's Church, Larchmont
October -- Westchester Lions Clubs and the Fuller Center also hosted a clothing drive for Big Brothers
Big Sisters of Westchester at the Gateway Shopping Center (Kohl's) in Port Chester, now owned by Eastchester Lion David Zimmerman.
October -- Members volunteered to join the Community Research Center (CRC) and the Girl Scouts in their clean-up of Mamaroneck's Columbus Park.
Eyeglass Collection Boxes
Donated, discarded prescription glasses are cleaned and labeled for power at central locations in the area and given to those in need in various parts of the world.
Glasses can be dropped off in Larchmont at: