The Jekyll Island Lions Club will be hosting Stacie Court, Production Director at the Athens Studio for Learning Ally, at the 16 January dinner meeting. Learning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia. Lion Howard has volunteered with Learning Ally and is the point of contact for Stacie Court at this meeting.
The 6 February dinner meeting will include a mini-project; putting together hygiene kits for the homeless shelter run by the Brunswick Salvation Army. Lion Cathy has all the “ingredients” for the kits and will bring them to the meeting for assembly. The above photograph is of a kit made at the USA/Canada Leadership Forum in Portland, Oregon. The Jekyll Island kits will have some different items.
On 15 February, the Jekyll Island Lions Club is sponsoring a Diabetes Awareness Program in cooperation with the Southeast Georgia Health System. Sue Ullrich, R.N., MA.Ed, CDE, the Diabetes Program Coordinator, will come to the Jekyll Presbyterian Community Church at 1:00 pm to discuss diabetes. The event is free and open to the public. Diabetes awareness is a new focus for Lions Clubs International.
Presidents’ Day is 19 February and the Jekyll Island Lions Club will again be displaying American flags in the Historic District and the Beach Village.
Erin Evors, Jekyll Island Authority Events Coordinator, will be the guest speaker at the 20 February dinner meeting. Erin will discuss upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Note that most of the big events on Jekyll Island support charities and non-profits such as the Georgia Sea Turtle Center and the Jekyll Island Foundation.
There will not be any blog entries for the next month. They should resume by mid-February.