Wally Anderson, Mobile Health Screening Program Event Manager, explains the growth of the record-breaking program and the state-of-the-art technology that has enabled the MHSP team to screen over 70,000 school children across the state in less than one year.
Since 1959, the Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation has served as the nonprofit arm of the Lions Clubs of Oregon to provide sight and hearing assistance for people living in Oregon and Northern California. In partnership with the Lions, we offer nine programs that serves as a beacon of hope and assistance to the most vulnerable members of our community. Learn more.
On Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sunset Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, Lions met for a day of program development, interesting forums and socializing. We shared our day with Lions Clubs International Director John Pettis who learned about how Lions provide service throughout District O. Merry Meek, Portland Downtown Lions Sight & Hearing Chair, received the District O Volunteer of the Year Award. Since she assumed her role as Chair in October 2012 and took the helm from Wally Watkins, Merry relished the opportunity to work with him. She told us, “I can’t fill his larger shoes but I will do my best!”
Lions Clubs in this district contributed $11,120 during the annual Parade of Checks to support OLSHF programs. We thank you for your gift and we’ll see you at State Convention!
Look for images of these highlights on page 19 of the April 2014 Lions magazine, and we look forward to seeing you all at MD-36 Convention in May!
"Knights of the Blind" TV Show - Ep. 9
The Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation is the Oregon Chapter for Mission Cataract USA. As such, we partner with ophthalmologists and their teams who are willing to provide free cataract surgeries to pre-qualified people living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level. Dr. Scott Grealish is one of 13 doctors from EyeHealth Northwest participating in the program several times a year. He is joined by Julia Gray, a double cataract recipient they assisted. Host: Doug Thompson, 28 minutes.