February 19, 2014

Lions Club prioritizes community projects

Programs include vision care, assistance for needy and mentoring service-minded youth



Callebs went on to explain how smaller clubs like the Laurel Community Lions help fund research conducted by Lions Club International. The research includes preventive measures for cataracts and measles, which is a leading cause for blindness. Funds also aid the international goal of helping third world countries.

The club is proud to discuss a specific camera available at their disposal for helping identify eye deficiencies. According to member Mike Pawula, the camera has in the past helped pick out early signs of degenerative disease, lazy eye, and other serious ailments. All someone has to do is take a picture, and the camera will do the rest.

“By no means can it provide a diagnosis, but it can help identify certain things for doctors,” Pawula continued.

A total of $250 is also awarded through the club’s “We Serve” Scholarship to North and South Laurel high school students. Any student that has shown a true desire to help others while maintaining academic excellence is encouraged to apply.

The club is also looking to develop Leo Youth Groups in the near future. Lions Club Leos help develop youth into being service minded members of a community.

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