Friday, March 28, 2014

District Governor & Cabinet Visit & Elections, March 27, 2014

 The P. G. Lions Club had a fun and delightful evening and dinner at the Pizza Pie CafĂ© in Orem, Utah.  We had the pleasure of our District Cabinet visiting us.  Members of the cabinet present were Beverly Thomas District Governor, Craig Rasmussen 1st Vice District Governor, Milt Taylor 2nd Vice District Governor and Lorraine Douglas Secretary/Treasurer.  We are so glad that they were with us and for their support.

Lorraine, Sherry and Craig
  In addition we had the privilege of installing Sherry Hopkinson as a brand new member of our club.  Craig Rasmussen 1st Vice District Governor performed the installation ceremony.  Lorraine Douglas was Sherry’s sponsor. Welcome Sherry!

Finally we had elections.  Lorie Jonas as Finally President, Helga Whaley 1st Vice President, Stephanie Vicars-Robinson, Sherry Hopkinson Secretary and Lorraine Douglas as Treasurer.

Lorie, Stephanie, Lorraine and Sherry
 We welcome all of you that live in Utah County to consider joining with our Lions Club which is a club in the largest global service organization in the world with 1,375 million members in over 46,000 clubs in 208 counties.  Our motto is WE SERVE and we empower volunteers to provide humanitarian service in our community and around the world.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Glasses for Aailyah - January 2014

This is Aaliyah. She is 19 months old. She has never worn glasses before. She has multiple health issues including a cornea disease. The family has Medicaid but even with that, her glasses were more than the family could afford due to her very high Rx. But thanks to the Pleasant Grove Lions Club and the Provo Towne Center Lenscrafters she was able to get her very much needed glasses in an hour.

 Aaliyah was crying and a bit cranky when her family came in to pick up the glasses. When they placed the glasses on her she instantly stopped crying and looked around in wonder. A few adjustments and recommendations were made and the family left. The next day I received a text message from her mother thanking me for the glasses. She said Aaliyah had not even tried to take them off once and that if anyone else tried to, she would cry! They were very thankful for the lions club help.

Onsight Vision Van

OneSight Vision Van will be making its annual stop here in Utah, March 11-13th. All three days will be in Salt Lake City. March 11-12th will be at Lincoln elementary 1090 South Roberts Street. March 13th will be at Jackson Elementary 750 west 200 north. We will be seeing 80-90 kids per day. Eye exams and free glasses will be made on site for these school aged children. All the kids have been prescreened and will have appointments.

We will need volunteers to help with the vision screening process and activities with the children while they wait. Volunteers will need to be there by 8:00am for training. We typically are there until 5:00pm. We ask the shifts are full days but if someone can only work part day, we will do 8-1 or 1-5 shifts.

If any of the Utah Lions Clubs would like to participate you can contact: Stephanie Vicars-Robinson at 801-897-0114 or  

Eye Care Chairman
Pleasant Grove Lions Club

Thursday, November 7, 2013

November 1 & 2, 2013 - District 28T & 75th Birthday of P G Lions Club

We had a wonderful birthday dinner and Program Friday evening.  We as a club were honored to host our District 28T Fall District Convention.  Below are some of the photos taken at the convention.
New Member inductions

Banquet & Entertainment

75th Year Birthday cake
Most of our Lions club members

Guest International Director Steve Tremaroli & Beverly Thomas District Governor speaking
Guest International Director Steve Tremaroli

Lion Milt Taylor  and Lion Cathy Adams receiving International President's award

Turnout for the training for the new eye scanners
You too can become a Lion of Lion International and make a difference.  The Pleasant Grove Lions Club is a family club.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Jubilee Days in Pleasant Grove September 14, 2013

Each year during the second weekend the Pleasant Grove Lions Club participates in Pleasant Grove’s annual festival now called Jubilee Days.  This is a way to let everyone about the lions club and what we do.  This our fund raiser to help in such efforts as providing glasses to those in need and leadership and educational scholarships to high school and college bound students.  The lions club built its own building located on 600 E. Center in Pleasant Grove and the pavilion in the park on Main Street and 2nd South.  The lions club is celebrating its 75th year.

As you see from the pictures below we are making scones.  This year we added jubilee sauce and whipped cream.  We received many compliments and are grateful to help make Jubilee Days a great event that folks will want to come again next year.  This was a fun time for all.  

Come join us and you can have serving others and feel joy it makes as you help change people's lives for the better.

Anne Fisher & Milt Taylor - Greeters, taking money and providing information and educational materials
Terra Gaylord, Milt Taylor, Jo Taylor & Lorrie Jonas

Scott (the cook), Darlene, Lorrie & Milt