Titus meets with Columbus Lions

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, August 29, 2012

District 31-A 2nd Vice District Governor David Titus came from Shelby, N.C. to meet with the Columbus

District 31-A 2nd Vice District Governor David Titus (photo submitted)

Lions Club recently. Lion Titus explained the work of the North Carolina Lions Incorporated (NCLI) as supported by contributions to their Humanitarian/White Cane programs.
NCLI provided more than 1,200 White Canes to Visually Impaired Persons (Lions’ VIPs) in North Carolina last year. They also provided matching funds to local Lions Clubs for providing more than 1,000 eye exams and 2,000 pairs of glasses to qualified persons. NCLI also pays more than 80 percent of the cost for local clubs to send VIP campers to Camp Dogwood on Lake Norman, and most of the cost of the annual VIP Fishing Tournament on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. NCLI provided college scholarships to 13 children of VIPs last year and recycled more than 181,000 pairs of eyeglasses.
The NCLI Vision Van wore out and has been replaced by a fifth-wheel “Mobile Unit” pulled by a pickup truck. The new unit will offer hearing checks in addition to vision screenings. The Columbus Lions will bring this unit to the Green Creek Heritage Festival in 2013; unfortunately, it was scheduled somewhere else this year.
Every cent of contributions to Columbus Lions Club and proceeds from its fundraising activities go to support the Lions’ work as mentioned above and the service work of the local club. Additionally, Columbus Lions lend medical equipment to anyone, serve VIPs a luncheon in summer and visit them with gifts at Christmas. All administrative and overhead costs are paid by the individual Lions themselves. If you would like to be a part of these activities, contact Lion Fran Goodwin at 828-894-2505.
– article submitted by Garland Goodwin

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