Children in Duanesburg and beyond will benefit from Lions Club donation
Oct. 27, 2016
Children in Duanesburg and beyond will benefit from the Duanesburg Lions Club's donation of the use of a Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener to Duanesburg Elementary School.
The Duanesburg Board of Education formally accepted the donation of the screener, which is portable, at their Oct. 25 meeting.
"It's important that children, especially preschoolers, are screened early, to catch amblyopia and other vision problems," said Board of Education Vice President Kent Sanders, himself a Lions Club member. "We appreciate having the use of the machine for our children."
"We are fortunate the Lions Club has donated the use of the eye screening machine, and our elementary nurse is very appreciative," said DCS Superintendent Chris Crowley. "As other schools can borrow and use the machine to test their students as well, the whole region benefits."
By donating use of the machine, Duanesburg Lions are fulfilling the worldwide challenge, mission and vision of their organization.
Attending the Lions Clubs International Convention in 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." The Lions accepted her challenge and their work since has included sight programs aimed at preventable blindness.
The Lions International mission is "To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions clubs." The Lions vision is "To be the global leader in community and humanitarian service."
In the photo: Board of Education Vice President Kent Sanders
(far right), accepts the
Duanesburg Lions Club's donation of a Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener for use at Duanesburg
Elementary School, as Lions Jeannine Sanders, Stephen Perog and Cheryl Perog look on.
Sanders is also a Duanesburg Lion.