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Earlier this week as Superstorm Sandy was near landfall on the East Coast, we let you know that Lions would be there for those in the storm's path. We know the devastating impact that a disaster can have in a community and as always, our thoughts and prayers are with those who were affected, including members of our own Lions family. As Lions, we have once again demonstrated our quick response in the time of need, and we want to update you on relief efforts.
Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) awarded a US$100,000 Major Catastrophe Grant with money from the disaster relief fund, allowing Lions in affected areas to immediately begin providing assistance. Many Lions are already working with local food banks, police and fire departments and other local organizations.
In addition to the Major Catastrophe Grant, LCIF has awarded US$100,000 in emergency grants to Lions districts in North Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut and New York. LCIF was able to award these funds from the disaster relief fund, thanks to Lions who generously donated knowing that in times of disaster there is an urgent and great need.
Follow our efforts online through the LCI blog, Twitter and Facebook. LCIF is expecting and is ready for many more emergency grant requests as Lions assess the needs of their communities and power is restored. We also encourage Lions to consider making a donation to the Foundation for disaster relief. Donations to the disaster relief fund are Melvin Jones Fellowship eligible.
We believe that "In A World of Service," one person can make a difference, but together we can have an even greater impact.
Wayne A. Madden Wing-Kun Tam
President, LCI Chairperson, LCIF
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News of the Year
We had a great and active year. It started with the re-election of lion Tom brown as president, and what a ride it has been. The Baseball tournament was another success and in these tough economic days, we found the way to raise enough money for our various charities.
In 2009 we planned to concentrate our pancake breakfast in the Anaheim area due to limited man power. Our eye glasses program and eye examination saw a good number of school children age get their much needed glasses. We provided eye examination and glasses for over 50 children. Dr Carlos Green helps with donating his time and services at a greatly reduced price. Dr. Carlos Green volunteers his time during the hearing and sight events that we hold in the area such as the Anaheim festival.
Anaheim lions members were at hand to serve over 500 pancake breakfasts during the shelter second annual Christmas party for the children of the family housed in 2 motels. The club was instrumental in arranging for Dr Mokbel to donate dental services for 8 of the battered women staying at the house ( thanks to Ayuda: Dr Mokbel, Dr Done and USC dental students). Several women needed extensive work and have not seen a dentist for over 20 years. In the same day we donated services to another group, The value of these treatment was estimated to about $ 10,000.
On the Main Front, our Regular meetings have been generally very well attended and as you can see we are having a lot of activities and enjoying the meetings.