Saturday, March 26, 2016

February 2016 Activity



During the month of December and February the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and volunteers cleaned and readied glasses.  We had a scout collect, clean, read for prescriptions and packaged for an Eagle project.  The scout donated the 900 he did to the Pleasant Grove Lions Club.  So, all in all the club sent 1,326 pair of glasses to Senegal, Africa to help people have better vision than without glasses. 

We are always looking for donated glasses to help in such wonderful causes as this.  Helen Keller has asked Lions to be “Knights of the Blind”.  Also, we always welcome volunteers to help us in the various projects we do.

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Governor's Night - January 21, 2016

Each year the Pleasant Grove Lions Club invites the District Governor who represents all the Lions Clubs south of the point of the mountain to the southern borders of Utah.  Milton Taylor (from our club) is the District Governor for 2015-2016.  We were happy to have him give us updates on what is happening in the district and the Multi-district Convention in which Robert Corlew International President Elect will be the honored guest.

35 year chevrons where presented to Dave Monson and Milton Taylor for their 35 years of service.  Darlene Seely our president was presented a 2014-2015 club service award for the club's service in one of the following areas of service: vision, youth, environment and hunger.  Where there is a need there is a lion.  Please contact the Pleasant Grove Lions Club if you would like to give back to the community and beyond.  Lions do make a difference.  You can learn more about lions club at  www.lionsclubs.org.
DG Milton Taylor Presenting David Monson 35 YR Chevron.
1VDG Rhett Huff Presenting DG Milton Taylor 35 YR Chevron.

DG Milton Taylor presenting Pres. Darlene Seely service patch for the Pleasant Grove Lions Club 2014-2015.


Friday, January 1, 2016

December 19, 2015 - Christmas Baskets

Each December the Pleasant Grove Lions Club puts together and delivers Christmas food baskets to our neighbors who could benefit.  This was started back in December 2009 and has continued ever since.  This year we were able to deliver 22 Christmas baskets.  This is one of the various projects the Pleasant Grove Lions club participate in each year in making a difference in our community.  All moneys that we receive from fund raising 100% of it goes back into the community.  None of it is used for administrative use.  So whenever you donate to your local lions club you can be rest assured that all moneys will be used in your community.  That is a real blessing.  If you ever have questions about the Pleasant Grove Lions Club or Lions Club in general you can email us at pglionsclub@gmail.com or contact phone numbers listed on this blog.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Vision Screening for kids at Walden Academy - October 13, 2015

Rhett, Cathy, Jo, Darleen with screening cameras
The Lions Clubs in the Utah and Nebo County area enjoy the privilege to volunteer in vision screening for kids.  This time we were at Walden Academy in Provo.  Lions from the Pleasant Grove, Payson and Nephi Lions Clubs.  If you have children in a school that you would liked screened encourage the school to call 801-785-2669 to schedule a screening or questions.
Jo, Cathy, Darlene, Rhett


Report from schoarship winners - October 1, 2015

Pleasant Grove Lions Club enjoyed a special evening on Oct. 1st. Three young women from Pleasant Grove High School reported on their experiences of the past summer as they were delegates to special leadership organizations. Gracie Johnson attended HOBY (Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Camp) as a Sophomore. Only two students from each school in the state are chosen to be part of this experience.

Madeline Dupaix and Kate Petty were among the five girls chosen to attend Girls State this past summer. All three girls reported on their experiences and shared their impressions and some of what they learned.
These girls are vibrant, confident and capable and all feel that their opportunity to attend these special camps have helped them to develop their abilities and maturity. The Lions Club is grateful to be able to help financially somewhat so deserving students can have these opportunities.
Madeline Dupaix and Kate Petty

Gracie Johnson