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.
We Are Doing Vision Screenings
As of December 1, 10 members of three Sound Shore Lions clubs have screened at least 10 nursery schools for vision abnormalities that lead to amblyopia. When a problem is detected, the child is referred to a professional optician or ophthalmologist. Our club is currently in search of professionals who can examine a few low income children pro bono. Nationally last year, Lions screened 57,000 children for amblyopia and made 8,000 referrals.
Destination of Recycled Eyeglasses
On Saturday, January 4, 2020, a few members will take thousands of eyeglasses collected by the Sound Shore Lions to Trenton and the Lions Recycling Center. They will help with the massive project of cleaning, sorting, testing, designating prescriptions and filling orders from humanitarian organizations around the world.
Lions Donate to Guiding Eyes
On August 3, 2019, two members of our club traveled to the Yorktown headquarters of the premier guide dog school in the country Guiding Eyes.
They presented our check for $1,000 to the nonprofit which this year will be graduating 170 guide dog teams. The dog and its training are given without charge to the blind individual, thanks to grants and donations from Lions Clubs..
Vision Services Shows Appreciation
Members of several Lions Clubs were treated to a luncheon and tour of the Vacation Camp for the Blind in Rockland County on Aug. 4. Our three=person delegation presented our club's check for $1,000.
January 4, 2020 -- Field Trip to Trenton, NJ
to the Lions' major recycling center to take six- months worth of collected eyeglasses and prepare them for
distribution in the U.S. and abroad.
January 6, Monday and all Mondays in January
Sedona Steak Out for Charity
$8 steak dinner or lunch will benefit
nonprofit Fuller Center.
Sedona, 640 East Boston Post Rd., Mamaroneck
February 5, 2020, Thursday -- Alternative
Monthly Luncheon 12:15 - 1:45 pm
Tequila Sunrise, 145 LarchmontAvenue
MONTHLY DINNER MEETING
February 19, 2020, Thursday • 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Hunan Larchmont, 1961 Palmer Ave
Each meeting hosts a special speaker
Other Calendars & Meetings
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: