Friday, May 27, 2011


Once yearly we as the Pleasant Grove Lions Club honor our HOBY scholarship youth leaders. This year we assisted Ernesto Terreros and McKinsey Veenker. They reported about their expreiences and what they learned most from the HOBY experience. They shared their plans for the future as well. We are grateful for the support of their parents. That means a great deal.

Bob Ross HOBY Leadership chairman and Dave Olpin President of Utah HOBY expressed their appreciation for the Lions Club support. They shared with us insightful information about the HOBY program. HOBY stands for the Hugh O'Brian Youth program. This program teaches leadership skills to our youth.

For those of you whose may not know Hugh O'Brian was the movie actor Wyatt Earp. He was also a great example and a man with 8 docterate degrees.

The Pleasant Grove Lions Club is pleased to be a partner in helping youth participate in the HOBY leadership program.



Bob Ross - Chairman Utah HOBY Dave Olpin - President of Utah HOBY

Friday, May 6, 2011

Working with the Boy Scouts

As a Lions Club we strive to do much in the preservation of sight. One way we do that is providing glasses to needy people in third world countries. As boy scouts look for eagle projects to do, the Pleasant Grove Lions Club has stepped up and provided a means where scouts can do an eagle project by gathering, cleaning, packaging and having glasses read so the Lions Club can see that these glasses go to really making a difference for good to those in the most need.

This is the story of 13 year old Harrison Ressler and the first Eagle Scout applicant in his troop. Harrison went around his neighborhood and collected 235 pair of glasses. He had put a box in his local library as another means to collect glasses. One family gave him 20 pair of difference sizes glasses that they had used over the years as there kids were growing up. This was a 40 hour project for Harrison. Below are pictures of him with the boxes of glasses and with his very supportive parents Mr. & Mrs. Paul Ressler.