The Jekyll Island Lions Club met on 6 February and during the dinner meeting, put together 18 amenity kits for the homeless who visit the Brunswick Salvation Army shelter. Each kit includes a toothbrush, tooth paste, bandaids, comb, safety pins, emery board, Tylenol packet, mechanical pencil, and antiseptic wipes placed inside a used eyeglass case. The completed kit is secured with two hair bands and put inside a gallon-sized plastic bag. The Club members assembled the kits in a few minutes, using an assembly line methodology.
Putting kits together
Inside a kit
A Box of Amenity Kits
Also at the meeting, Lion Howard read a thank you note he received from Stacie Court, a Production Director at Learning Ally, who spoke at the 16 January Club meeting. Learning Ally is a national non-profit dedicated to helping students with print disabilities, including blindness, visual impairment and dyslexia. The Jekyll Island Lions Club has been a supporter of Learning Ally for many years.
President C. J. announced that the 2018-2019 Jekyll Island telephone book has been printed and was shipped on 5 February. The copies should arrive by next week. The plan is to put a Lions Club membership brochure in each book before it is sold.
The 2016-2017 Telephone Directory
Here are upcoming activities for the Club:
13 February: Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation eye clinic at the Coastal Medical Access Project in Brunswick, 1:00 pm.
15 February: Jekyll Island Lions Club & Southeast Georgia Health System Diabetes Awareness Program at the Presbyterian Community Church, 1:00-2:00 pm.
18 February: Cheese and Telephone Book sale at the Tidelands Art Show, Morgan Center, starting at 10:00 am.
19 February: Presidents’ Day Flag Display in the Historic District and Beach Village.
20 February: Jekyll Island Lions Club Dinner Meeting with JIA Events Coordinator Erin Evors as Guest Speaker, McCormick’s Grill, 6:00 pm.
23-24 February: Georgia Lions Club Annual District 18-N Convention in Savannah
24 February: Darien Lions Club Oyster Roast, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
6 March: Jekyll Island Lions Club Dinner Meeting at McCormick’s Grill, 6:00 pm
8 March: Jekyll Island Lions Club Golf Tournament