Give More 24

Give More 24

September 23rd, 2021

Salmon Creek Lions Club pledges all funds raised at Give More 24 this year will go to Leader Dogs. read more to see what Leader Dogs is all about and how they support our local community.

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Salmon Creek Lions Eye Screening

Welcome to the virtual den of the Salmon Creek Lions Club of Vancouver, Washington! We’re glad you want to learn more about whom we are and what we are about. Take your time to scroll through the sections noted at the top of this page. If you want more information than what is provided here, don’t hesitate to contact us; we welcome your queries!

Special News:  As of February 2021, we are still experiencing the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely, no face-to-face meetings (we continue to meet online), and we have to meet pandemic protocols for selected service projects and fundraisers. Some activities have been cancelled by their sponsors. So, keep checking this website for the latest news as it affects the operations of the Salmon Creek Lions Club.

Curious about Lions Clubs? Lions Clubs International (LCI), founded in 1917, is the world’s largest and most active community in the world. There are now more than 1,400,000 Lions and 46,000 Lions Clubs in 210 countries and geographic areas worldwide.

Through LCI’s Foundation (LCIF), we respond globally to the following humanitarian challenges locally, nationally and globally:

  • Disaster Relief
  • Vison/Hearing
  • Youth
  • Diabetes
  • Childhood Cancer
  • Hunger

Here, in Clark County, there are 11 Lions Clubs, including the Salmon Creek Lions. While each Club has it own set of events and activities, there is a growing movement of collaboration between the clubs as we work together toward common goals.

If any of the above challenges stir your interest, you owe it to yourself to learn more about the world of Lionism by reading further on this site and then contacting us. Oh, by the way, we’re not just about humanitarian service; we also enjoy getting together with fellow Lions at our many gatherings locally, statewide, regionally and even globally. We love to have fun while we strive to meet today’s challenges! So, check us out; better yet, join us in one of our local activities such as vision screening, working the annual Walk & Knock Food Drive or feeding volunteers at the PUD’s annual Earth Day event.

Remember: As of February 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some of our service and fundraising activities are cancelled or postponed until restrictions are lifted. We regularly meet online, however, with a fourth-Thursday members’ gathering which is open to all interested persons—just contact Lion David Page at david.page@salmoncreeklions.org for an email invitation with the necessary meeting information.

SALMON CREEK LIONS CLUB MISSION

To SERVE. Yes, Lions serve. It’s that simple, and it has been since we first began in 1917. Lions clubs are where individuals join together to give their valuable time and effort to improving their communities—and those around the world.

Salmon Creek Lions Club Mission

Want to learn more about Lions Clubs International? Just go to https://www.lionsclubs.org

Serving primarily the Salmon Creek area of north Vancouver, Washington, USA, the Salmon Creek Lions Club & Foundation focuses primarily on:

  • Supporting programs and services for the blind and visually-impaired as well as those challenged by hearing loss;
  • Supporting local and global health programs to prevent and control diabetes (a leading cause of vision loss worldwide); and
  • Helping meet local needs of children and their families in the Salmon Creek/Felida areas in collaboration with other organizations and Lions clubs.

Vision Screening

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vision screening as we have known it was cancelled in 2020-2021. Instead, the Club offered to loan its vision-screening device to schools and to train school staff to operate the devices. The Head Start classes and a few schools have accepted the offer but the situation remains very much in a state of flux. While we look forward to the day we begin the traditional vision-screening process, it is worthwhile to pause for a few moments and reflect on what has been accomplished over the first five years of screening in Southwest Washington until interrupted by the pandemic.

In 2019, the Club screened 11,270 people ages 6 months to senior citizens! Of those, 1135—or 10.5%–were referred to eye professionals for more detailed exams. Most of the screenings occurred in Head Start classrooms and in public and private schools. By comparison, for the five years of effort, Lions screened  38,000 persons, of which 4,118 (or 12.1l%) were referred. When the pandemic burst upon the scene, we already were beginning to plan for the 2020-2021 school year. We are hopeful, that screening can resume come Fall 2021.

Likewise, the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County, which funds eye examinations, eyeglasses and surgeries was forced to dramatically reduce it’s efforts when the pandemic took hold in SW Washington. The Foundation has adapted in deployed virtual practices to regain much of its momentum but looks forward to resuming in-person efforts “soon.”

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Vision Screening

The Salmon Creek Lions has adopted the Salmon Creek Greenway to do litter pickup on a frequent basis. This is our environmental project.  We had our first event on Saturday, June 12, 2021

That was the first of many clean up days for the 3.1 mile trail. Contact Salmon Creek Lions Club to volunteer or learn more about upcoming projects.

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