The Golden Isles and Career Academy conducted a workday at the Georgia Lions Camp for the Blind on 11 May. Thirty students plus staff and Lion Mike painted the horse paddock, did landscaping work, and repaired the boathouse during a full day on site. The Jekyll Island Lions Club provides money towards a scholarship and one of the requirements is that whomever receives the money spend a day working at the camp.
At the 15 May Club dinner meeting, Lions sorted hundreds of used eyeglasses so that they could be boxed up for transport to the annual Georgia State Lions Convention. The glasses were sorted as follows: good clear eyeglasses; broken clear eyeglasses; good non-prescription sunglasses; and broken or prescription sunglasses. In addition, a separate box was available for loose lenses. After the sorting at the meeting, Lion Pete consolidated these glasses with the glasses sorted at a previous meeting and ended up with several boxes. Lions Mike and Pam agreed to take two boxes and Lions Pete and Cathy will take the rest. Lions Pete and Cathy are also taking the Club banner and stand to the convention.
The 15 May dinner meeting was the last before the Club’s summer break (June, July and August). President C. J. gave an overview of what the club accomplished this past year. Incoming President Pete had intended to provide a summary of the results from the membership satisfaction survey, but only seven members filled it out so he instead asked those who had not yet filled it out to do so.
Here are the upcoming events for the rest of May plus June and July.
22 May – Golden Isles and Career Academy Scholarship Day
28 May – Memorial Day Flag Display
14 June – Flag Day Display
4 July – Independence Day Flag Display and Parade