Fenwick Island Lions Club 2015-2016

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Happy Kindergartner after his eye screening and receiving his a “Lion Screened my eye’s” patch.
Fenwick Island Lions Club
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The title of the vintage song “Little Things Mean a Lot” exemplifies the accomplishments of the Fenwick Island Lions Club.  We strive to make our community a better place to live, by a myriad of the little things which make a difference in peoples’ lives; through the   collective efforts of our members and their families.     A sampling from this past year includes: delivered 6,096 meals and good cheer to homebound seniors through our Meals-on-Wheels program; provided vision screening for 535 area preschool and kindergarten age children; awarded $10,000 in scholarships to deserving Indian River High School seniors; through our sponsorship of the Indian River High School LEO Club-a student directed  service organization, we helped oversee service projects involving 135, 9th to 12 graders; delivered 2,734 items to local food pantries, through member contributions. along with LEOs, we collected over 1,500 books for distribution to local schools. collected over 610 pairs of used eye glasses, to be provided to disadvantaged individual in developing countries; partnered with the Ocean View VFW and the Millsboro American Legion to bring vision screening to veterans and their families; working through the Pyle Center of Roxana, we provided financial support for the financially disadvantaged to obtain eye and hearing exams, glasses and hearing aids; collected and recycled almost 10,000 pounds of aluminum to help save our landfills and raise funds for our service projects; for the sixth year in a row we sponsored and oversaw the Selbyville Halloween Parade- a cherished tradition (and celebration) of small town Americana; cooked some 130 pounds of pasta, 47 gallons of marinara sauce, 88 pounds of sausage and 944 meatballs for our spaghetti dinner fundraiser; and we baked 69 dozen cookies and presented them to the 35 veterans and the families participating in the local initiative “Operation Seas the Day.” Together... we care | we serve | we accomplish...  with outstanding support from a committed community of partners. Little mentioned but extremely important: we give back 100% to deserving charities and any financial donation made in the name of Lionism, to our sponsored causes (all administrative costs are paid for by our Lions Club Members!).
Tuesday 7th October 2014 A nice write up in the local Coastal Point Newspaper by Maria Counts, Staff Reporter, covering FILC kindergartner eye screening... worth a read! Click Here >>> Click Here >>> Dear Members of the Fenwick Lions Club I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for the assistance that your organization provided to the staff and students at the Georgetown Kindergarten Center. Having members of your club spend three days with us to test the eyes of our 349 students is invaluable to us. Your organization may not realize that the majority of our students are not native English speakers and qualify to receive free or reduced meals while attending school. Therefore, for many of our young learners a visit to the eye doctor has not occurred in their lifetime. Again, your visit provides valuable information to the nurse, the parents and the staff. Also, your willingness to fund appointments and glasses is incredible! We cannot thank your organization enough for the support that it provides to our students. It is also a pleasure to see the devotion of your members and the excitement in their eyes as they work with these youngsters.   It is apparent that they are truly interested in helping those who cannot help themselves and are motivated to carry out the Lions mission of Vision. Thanks agin! Janet Hickman, Principal  Ed. Note: The screening of 349 kindergartners to from the 6th thru the 8th of October. For actual letter:    Wednesday 8th October 2014 Tuesday 3rd October 2014 Coastal Point Newspaper Article: Fenwick Island Lions Club has been responsible for providing free vision screening services for area children...  for more, Click Here >>> Fenwick Island Lions Club Vision Screening program Press Release. Filled with information about eye screening! A must read! Tuesday 12th August 2014 for the full story, Click Here >>> Saturday 22nd November 2014 Here is a copy of the thank you note our Club received from the VFW Post 7234 (Cedar Neck Road) for doing the vision screening...  We thought this would be a nice addition to our website and the New Testimonial page.                                Click Here >>> Also, because of our follow up review of their intentions and facilities we are actively exploring future venues. Some background; back in early June, King Lion Bruce and PRC Fran Pretty found VFW Post 7234 in particular to be a wonderful facility, that would be a magnificent asset for us to use with an unbelievable view of the bay and the new Indian River Bridge, with it’s beautiful night time blue lights. Post 7234 seems interested in moving forward.

Tuesday 7th April 2015

Camp Possibilities gives children with diabetes the youthful experience of summer camp. They have recently complimented FILC on the contribution our Club made toward their extremely important community services. Click Here for details >>> At Camp Possibilities they offer swimming, fishing, arts and crafts, basketball, field games, nature walks, talent shows, dances and many other activities. Camp Possibilities also educates their campers through dedicated support sessions that are informative and encouraging. Throughout any given day at camp, children will frequently interact with our medical staff and counselors where personalized information about managing diabetes is shared with them. Camp Possibilities is not a diabetes boot camp, we are a summer camp for children with diabetes. If you or your children are looking for a summer camp experience and have concerns about the specific care needed, do not hesitate to contact them so they can answer your questions. Contact them @ Camp Possibilities, P.O. Box 4411, Wilmington, DE 19807 or  (302) 563-9460
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