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49A District Governor’s Fundraiser

49A DISTRICT GOVERNOR’S FUNDRAISER Brought to you by the Leprechauns of 49A Please join us for a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration full of Food, Fun, Silent Auction, Games and Entertainment. Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Eagle River Lions Den Cost for Dinner: $10 per...

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WRapping Party

I spared you all....   I was going to write a Rapping song.... you know.... wrapping.... rapping.... Click HERE for the rest of the story! ...

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Bear Mountain Leos Providing Service to the Fisher House

By Lion Karen Burns In their quest to keep busy in the community by serving,  the Bear Mountain Leos have decided on a monthly project of providing monthly meals to those at the Fisher House.   The first meal was wild rice/chicken soup with salad. The second entailed...

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Recycle for Sight Drive

The Capital Area Lions Joint Sight Conservation Committee.... more commonly known and referred to as the Joint Sight Committee.... had their annual Recycle For Sight drive on Saturday, October 10, at the Nugget Mall. We have eyeglass collection boxes set up in every...

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Worldwide Week of Service

The two Juneau Clubs are having their annual Recycle for Sight community drive on Saturday, October 10.  This is where we ask the Juneau community to sort through their dresser drawers, desks, car glove boxes, boats, closets, purses, etc., and bring their unwanted...

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Helping the Homeless

Homelessness is an issue everywhere, even here in Juneau.   It might even affect someone you know.  Maybe he/she is a friend of a friend who recently lost their job and couldn't afford rent.  Maybe your neighbor's teenage son ran away and found his safe haven under...

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Eye Screening – Fall 2015

Our eye screening volunteer list has dwindled this year. We do still need people at the October as well as the November events. Esther is now setting dates for December and January. She tries to set the screenings for just the mornings on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday...

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Sutton Racing Lions Charter Night

Sutton Racing Lions charter night is Friday October 9 at the Alpine in Sutton. Time is 6 pm. The Alpine is on the right as you head north through Sutton. Cost for the meal will be $20.00 per person or for a real deal $40. per couple. Should last about 2-2:30 hours....

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A WOW! Moment

A Surgeon from Illinois stopped by the Vision Screening trailer at the 2015 Alaska State Fair to say hello and thank the District 49A Lions for offering vision testing. Several years ago he stopped by and was given a glaucoma test that indicated a problem with this...

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Making Vision a Heathy – Independence

By Lion Karen Burns A different story of Independence.  Many of you don't think about your "Independence" if you become blind.  It is vital to your eye sight that you take care of your eyes by having an eye exam each year.  Maintain a healthy diet so you don't lose...

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50th Anniversary

I don't know how many clubs can announce that they have a Lion member celebrating 50 YEARS OF LIONISM!  But the Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions can! Lion Bruce Wing celebrates 50 years of Lionism today, October 1.  He became a Lion in 1965 and was a member of the...

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Vision Screening is What we do

The Mendenhall Flying Lions has been busy with vision screening this month.  We didn't waste any time once school started getting in touch with nurses in the Juneau School District and public health nurses for Southeast communities to see what we could schedule. And a...

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Vision screening at the Alaska State Fair

by Lion Karen Burns Do you know what the strongest muscle is in your body? I would guess the heart or the leg muscles, right? Well the answer is very convoluted as there are several muscle groups in our body. The extraocular muscles of the eye may be small, but their...

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My Eyes are Fine

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind” in the crusade against darkness.  The Juneau Mendenhall Flying Lions have taken this crusade to heart in their eyeglass recycling and vision screening efforts.  Providing free vision screening...

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