President- Mark Harris Secretary - Idris Smith Treasurer - Don Sanford 1st Vice President- Malynda Clevenger 2nd Vice President – Howard Crist 3rd Vice President – Judy Harris Directors Ronald Smith Alfred Davis Chad Harris Albert Runkle Lion Tamer-Mindy Reece Asst. Lion Tamer- Becky House Tailtwister – Jerry Mielke Asst. Tailtwister- Rollie North Greeter- Bob Shewman Membership Chairman – Bob Robbins Retention Chairman- Jack Buckland 2009 -2010 Club Officers
Richmond Noon Lions Club Community Projects School Eyeglasses Program Fruit Sale Home Show Gumball Machines Aluminum Recycling Community Parks School Vision Screening Coal Bucket
Community projects we support Adult Day Care Boy Scouts Community In Schools Eye Glass Program Ginsis Program Girl Scouts Lions Law Camp Peer Helpers Richmond Community Schools- Mentor & Study Buddy Sunrise Inc. Townsend Center Wayne County Safety Village Diabetes Foundation
Richmond Lions house at Safety Village. Our site for our annual Christmas fruit sale.
Richmond Noon Lions Club Day at the park Providing recreation and lunch for the community
Lions Helping at the soup kitchen The Richmond Noon Lions Club has been serving the noon meals on the 5th Wednesday for the past year. We feel that this is one of the biggest ways that we could help our fellow members of the community in need.
Families that train Leader Puppies Lions Leader Dog Program
TREKKER PROGRAM The Trekker is a more detailed device than the Breeze and uses digital maps to pinpoint the user’s exact location and announces streets, stores, intersections and other points of interest. It also allows the traveler to input the address of a desired location to receive auditor directions on how to get there, much like a standard car GPS. Trekker training is a 7-day residential program that teaches students to confidently travel in a new community utilizing the Trekker. The Trekker costs $1,740, including shipping and handling.
The cost of training is Free, including transportation, room and board for students traveling within North America.
Wither you are a young person with a disability the lions leader dog program will help you with your freedom to be what you want to be. But we all love to see the young puppies that have the potential of being the next leader dog.
Indiana school for the blind and visually impaired Established in 1847, The Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired is accredited by state and national certifying organizations. The school, which has an enrollment of approximately 179 students and receives its funding from the state of Indiana, offers pre-school through high school programs, free of charge on a residential or day school basis, to the young people of Indiana who are blind and visually impaired.
The School provides students with instruction in the same sourse work required of all school-aged children in Indiana. Specialized classes include orientation and mobility, adaptive physical education, Braille and specially adapted computer technology. Also available are experiences and opportunities to participate in recreational activities, on and off campus jobs, band, chorus, piano, scouting, creative dance, and ham radio, as well as involvement in competitive speech, track and field, wrestling, cheerleading and swimming.
After graduation, students enter the work force or continue their education at colleges or technical schools. Graduates of ISBVI are involved in such careers as law, education, computer technology, business sales, manufacturing, supportive employment and health services.
Donate Your Used - Yet Usable - Eyeglasses Millions of children and adults in developing nations lack access to basic eye cares services and corrective lenses. Poor vision profoundly affects their quality of life. For children, vision loss can lead to failure in school, delays in development, learning disabilities and even juvenile delinquency. For adults, uncorrected vision can lead to unemployment and the inability to support a family. Seniors with vision loss are limited in performing daily activities, depriving them of an independent lifestyle. Old Glasses Give New Life! Lions help to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. Donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families. Eyeglass recycling is one of the Lions' most popular activities. Although the program was officially adopted by the association in 1994, Lions have been collecting glasses for more than 80 years.
Sight Night® is an annual eyeglasses collection project organized around Halloween or trick-or-treat in your community. What is Sight Night?Sight Night is a national event sponsored by Give the Gift of Sight Foundation and Lions Clubs International. Volunteers from Lions, Lens Crafters and other organizations across North America are asked to canvass their neighborhoods and collect used eyeglasses during trick-or-treat. This is a great opportunity to partner with a Leo club, a local Lens Crafters store, Scouts or other community youth organizations.
The Indiana Lions Eye & Tissue Transplant Bank has been providing eye tissue for transplantation since 1961. A State Project of the Lions of Indiana, we are headquartered in Indianapolis with satellite locations throughout the state. Established as an eye bank to meet the need for sight-restoring corneas for surgery, our volunteer Board is comprised of Lions whose primary concern is the restoration of sight to the blind and visually impaired.
I am just as deaf as I am blind. The problems of deafness are deeper and more complex, if not more important than those of blindness. Deafness is a much worse misfortune. For it means the loss of the most vital stimulus - the sound of the voice that brings language, sets thoughts astir, and keeps us in the intellectual company of man…"Helen Keller
Cochlear Implant Program What Is a Cochlear Implant? A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that provides a sense of sound to children and adults who have severe to profound hearing loss and who cannot hear and/or understand speech with hearing aids. While hearing aids make sound louder and clearer, cochlear implants provide useful sound by directly stimulating undamaged nerve fibers in the inner ear.
Hearing Aid Loaner Bank The Lions of Indiana operate a Hearing Aid Loaner Bank under the control of the Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing, Inc. and managed by Kira VonBlon, an Audiologist, at the Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. This Hearing Aid Loaner Bank is open to all the citizens of Indiana and is designed to be a short-term assistance program for those individuals requiring amplification. The hearing aids are normally loaned for a period of up to 6 months while the financial resources are found to obtain a custom fitted permanent hearing aid. Since 1981 there have been over 2900 hearing aids loaned by the Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing project. Requirements: Must have medical clearance Must be able to provide a current audiogram Children (18 and under) must be seen by an Indiana Licensed Audiologist Adults may be seen by either an Indiana Licensed Audiologist or an Indiana Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist Adults must provide proof of financial need Must be sponsored by a Lions Club in Indiana. Must be a resident of Indiana
Pre-School Hearing Screening The Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing state project is striving to make available to every child in Indiana of pre-school age the opportunity to have their hearing tested by an Indiana Licensed Audiologist, courtesy of their local Lions Club(s). It is extremely important that every child have their hearing tested at the earliest possible time. If a problem is detected corrective measures can be taken and possibly prevent a lifetime of hearing difficulties. Schools in Indiana are required to test a child before they enter Kindergarten, but if there is a serious problem, this can be too late. A hearing problem can effect a child's speech development, their ability to learn, and to develop socially.
Indiana Deaf Camps Foundation The Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing is a proud sponsor of the Indiana Deaf Camps Foundation, Inc. The Deaf Camps Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that sponsors camps and trips for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in Indiana. These include:DEAF CHILDREN'S CAMP - is held at Camp Alexander Mack in Milford, Indiana. This is a residential camp for youth age 4-17. The cost of the camp is $199* per child and there are camperships available for those unable to afford the cost. Activities include: riding, canoeing archery, karate, challenge course,swimmming, nature survival training, and more. DEAF FAMILY CAMP- at Epworth Forest in North Webster, Indiana,-The cost is adults - $60*, children under 10 - $30*, and children 2 & under are free. Activities include: swimming, fishing, boat rides, and more. DEAF YOUTH CAMP BUS TRIP - each year this trip is to different section of the country. Trips have included: Washinton DC, Rocky Mountains and the Smokey Mountains. DEAF GROUP FALL BUS TRIP - Is normally held in October and locations and cost will vary .
Public Information - Booklets The Indiana Lions Speech and Hearing, Inc. provide, free of charge, informational booklets on a variety of topics related to speech/language and hearing. These booklets are available in individuals, organizations, schools, and health care providers in INDIANA. Your local Lions Club can request the quantities of each you desire or you can contact one of the Speech and Hearing Trustees.
The purpose and function of the Indiana Lions Cancer Control Fund, Inc. is to establish, promote, manage, and control, a fund to be used exclusively for the control of cancer. This Not-For-Profit Corporation under the direction and supervision of its Board of Trustees shall receive and disburse funds and property to accomplish this purpose. Money and items of value may be received from Lions Clubs, individuals, organizations and other such sources as may be determined by the Board of Trustees. Expenditures from the fund shall be exclusively in the field of cancer control in such projects as may be determined by the Board of Trustees. To this end, we the Officers, Trustees, and Liaison of the Indiana Cancer Control Fund, Inc. ask for your help to accomplish this purpose. Every Lions Club in Indiana should support this state Lions project. Each Lions Club should develop a specific project, which will directly benefit the Indiana Lions Cancer Control Fund, Inc. Other organizations and individuals should also be educated and encouraged to become active donors. Memorials and trust funds can be established upon request. Our need increases daily. Please give your fully tax deductible gift to this very worthwhile project which prolongs life, relieves pain, and gives hope to thousands battling cancer.
In September of 1997, the Indiana Lions Gamma Knife Center opened in the Indiana Cancer Pavilion. The Gamma Knifeprovides the most precise, high dose radiation treatment delivery system available. Coupled with sophisticated computer software, it is designed to deliver radiosurgery treatments to the brain and base of skull tumors. The Departments of Radiation Oncology and Neurosurgery work together to treat patients. While there are several different radiosurgerical systems available, the majority of experts in the field of radiosurgery agree that the Gamma Knife is the most precise validated by its success rates of all the radiosurgery systems.
The Gamma Knife is located within the Department of Radiation Oncology and was the first Gamma Knife in Indiana. It is used to treat benign and malignant brain tumors, certain vascular malformations, trigeminal neuralgia (acute facial pain) and ocular melanoma (cancer of the eye). It has also been used to research radiation-induced cataracts and medial temporal lobe epilepsy. And treatment applications continue to expand. The Gamma Knife is used as an alternative to conventional neurosurgery techniques and conventional radiation therapy treatment. The outpatient procedure is a non-invasive radiosurgical technique requiring only local anesthetic. Most patients return to work and normal activities within two days.
Camp Woodsmoke Located out side of Greensburg, IN on over 264 acres.
To the left is the memorial brick walk at camp Woodsmoke and to the right is one of the trails, they have three trails and one handicapped trail.
The modern kitchen facility is set up to feed all those hungry campers. The amphitheater is totally handicap accessiblewith ramps to allow all campers to enjoy it.
Nestled in the trees the chapel at Camp Woodsmoke is located right across the drive from the dining hall and main shelter. The dining area has room enough to seat 80 campers at a timeThe dining hall & restrooms are all handicap accessible.
Camp Woodsmoke has some new playground equipment,Thanks to the Richmond Lions and the Richmond, Indiana Lowes - Heroes Program
Eric Barnes Don Bates Jr. Harry C. Bright (Sandy) Anthony Broadwell Jack Buckland Norma Buckland Malynda Clevenger Marc Clevenger Ron Coffey Howard Crist Patricia Crist Alfred J Davis Jr. Donald Duke Janice Edelman Phillip Foughty W.E. Hahn (Bill) Chad Harris Judy Harris Mark Harris James Hieger Becky House Jeff Hughes Barry Johnston Wayne Karanovich Crystal Kaulen AleksanderKuprewicz (Alex) Frank Lane Richard G. Lehman Harry D. McCafferty James J. McComb Miriam McComb Clare McQuiston Rev. Jerry Mielke Dick Miller John Mohr Mark Morris Rollie E. North Elaine Oleska Judith Painter David Phenis Ralph R. Pyle Jr. Rob Quigg Mindy Reece Edsel J. Reeves O.D. Adam Reising M.D. George W. Riggle Bob Robbins Albert Runkle Harry E. Runyon Donald Sanford Kevin Scripture M.D. Sue Shafer Robert L. Shewman Jerry L. Shuck O.D. Idris Smith Ronald H. Smith Shirley Smith Andy Smittkamp Valerie Smittkamp Steven Stoller M.D. Tony Talbert Mike Talbot Dewey W. Trammell Phillip E. Uhl Steven Uphaus Ray Wasniak Ralph Willis Robert C. Whipple Yvona Wolfe Judy Young Members of the Richmond Noon Lions Club You can talk to any of these members if you would like to become a member of the Richmond Noon Lions Club.