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

Vision Screening for Kids, September 28, 2015

The Pleasant Grove Lions Club once again had the privilege of doing vision screening for kids.  This time it was at Lakeview Academy in Saratoga Springs  Milt, James, Cathy, Darlene and Jo all helped in the screening process.  James and Cathy from the Nephi Lions Club joined with us in this effort. 
DG Milt Taylor, ZC James Adams, Cathy Adams, Pres. Darlene Seely - Jo Taylor taking the picture

We use a hand held camera that checks kid’s eyes for 9 different conditions.  Either they pass or are referred to see a health care practitioner.  This really helps in the screening for children’s vision as the eye chart only checks for acuity.  This is a wonderful volunteer service that Lions Clubs can perform in their communities.  Charter schools, pre-schools and health fairs is a great way we have of checking children’s eyes for programs thus parents can help resolve the eye issues early before it is too late.

Call (801) 785-2669 if you have questions or want the screening we can to in your child’s school.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Pleasant Grove Jubilee Days - Sept. 12, 2015

Each year at Pleasant Grove Jubilee Days the Pleasant Grove Lions Club makes and sells scones to raise moneys for student scholarships and to help needing people with vision needs (eye glasses, etc.).  We are grateful to help in our community in the programs we support.  While at the Jubilee festivities we also performed 59 vision screening and referred 6 people to follow-up with a health practitioner.  Below are some of the pictures we took to help us all remember the difference we can make in our community. 

Darlene, Lorraine and Sherry preparing to do scones.

Milt, Jo and Landon doing vision screening process

Friday, July 31, 2015

June 6, 2015 Cherry Hills Parade

Just found photos showing the club's participation in the Cherry Hills parade.  Cherry Hills is in our club's service area.

July 16, 2015 - Honoring some of our scholarship winners

We are at our Lions pavilion in the Pleasant Grove City Park.  We are honoring scholarship winners from Boys and Girls State.  Cameron won our $500 educational scholarship.  We are always trying to give back to our community.  Helping youth with scholarships to further their educational and develop leadership skills is one way we make a difference and help our youth play it forward.  Our hope is that our youth will find ways to serve in our community.  Lions Leos (age 12-18 years) clubs have a  program that does just that.  Contact our club president or email pglionsclub@gmail.com. 
Boy and Girl State Scholarship Winners

President Darlene Seely & Cameron, $500 Educational Scholarship

2015 Strawberry Days Parade, June 20th

2015-2016 Club President Darlene Seely
Once again the Pleasant Grove Lions Clubs shares with parade goers what Lions Clubs do.  Where there is a need there is a Lion.  We had some or of scholarship winners join us in the parade.  Our motto "We Serve".
Lions Lorrie Jonas & Dist. Gov. 2015-2016 Milt Taylor

Lions Lorrie Jonas & Jo Taylor

2015 Scholarship winners

2015-2016 District Governor Milt Taylor, Dist. 28T

Thursday, June 18, 2015

June 13, 2015 Lions Service

We [provided the water for 40 runners to help raise money for a camp for children and siblings  whose parent or family member had cancer.   The camp and counselors are from BYU. Alena Christensen was the organizer for the Lindon  three mile race. 

Where their is a need there is a Lion.  Come join us and help make a difference is your community.

Monday, June 1, 2015

April Elections and May Meeting

April meeting - PLEASANT GROVE LIONS CLUB recently chose new officers for the 2015-2016 year.
Darlene Seely is the president;
Loraine Douglass - treasurer,
Sherry Hopkinson - secretary;
Jo Taylor - membership chairman;
Anne Fisher - Club Director, Public Relations;
Lorrie Jonas - past president. 

Lions clubs are committed to serve in their communities and are always looking for service-minded people to join with them. To find out more, go to:
        pglionsclub@gmail.com or call Jo Taylor (801) 580-3888.

We are fortunate to have Milt Taylor District Governor 2015-2016 for District 28T as a past president and member of our club.

May meeting - Jens Shumway, who attended HOBY (Hugh O Brian Youth Leadership) reported on his experiences and entertained us with his chello. Bob Ross, past HOBY program director also briefly spoke.

May was filled with activity as Girls State/Boys State candidates were chosen and two scholarships were awarded. Scholarship recipients are Cameron DeBuck and Ashlyn Grange. Girls State attendees from Pleasant Grove High are Anna Barnes, Madeline Dupaix, Tiandra Edwards, Kate Petty and Janelle Reid; Boys State from Pleasant Grove High are Vincente Carbajal and Jordan Long. We look forward to hearing reports from these students at future Lions Club meetings. We are pleased to be able to help with these exciting opportunities for the great students. We appreciate the support of community members who have contributed to our fundraising efforts, making it possible for us to help these students. Look for Pleasant Grove Lions Club entry in the Strawberry Days parade where some of these students will participate - we'll be looking for you!