Sunday, November 17, 2019

Good speaker, good grub, good fellowship!

Eighteen Lions and three guests filled our Lions table at Grap's Burgers and Brews this week (November 14) to receive an update on our most recent vision screening event at both South Park Elementary and the Belle Fourche Middle School.  Lions screened 402 children and there were 42 referrals.

School Nurse Brandi Van Sickle was our guest speaker.
But our speaker, School Nurse Brandi Van Sickle, provided additional insight into the importance of screenings, along with some of the obstacles and solutions that have been implemented.

One obstacle is the perception by the kids that wearing glasses isn't "cool."  But, of course, the benefits are obvious.  Referral notices are given to the teachers with the desire of reinforcing the need for follow-up examinations with an eye doctor.

In addition to Nurse Van Sickle, our guests included Maureen Oedekoven and Jenelle Willert, spouses of Lions Oedekoven and Willert.

There were discussions about the frequency of our Lions meetings, the need for assistance in aluminum can recycling efforts – and the always exciting 50-50 drawing.  Read all about these and other aspects of our meeting in the draft Minutes of November 14, compiled and written by the Lions Neumeister.  Thank You Lions Sue and Del!

No meeting for November 28.....Happy Thanksgiving!