Salmon Creek Lions Eye ScreeningWelcome to the virtual den of the Salmon Creek Lions Club of Vancouver, Washington! We’re glad you want to learn more about who we are and what we are about. Take your time to scroll through the pages. If you want more information than what is provided here, don’t hesitate to contact us; we welcome your queries!

Special News:  As of mid-May 2020, we are experiencing the ramifications of the COVID-19 pandemic, namely, no face-to-face meetings (we now meet online), all of our service projects and fundraisers (see the calendar of Typical Activities in the History section) have been cancelled for the time being; and we are waiting to see how the situation plays out before returning to active status. So, keep checking this page for the latest news as it affects the operations of this 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.

Note:  As of May 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all 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

The Vision Screening result are in for 2019: We 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 screening, Lions have screened 33,978 persons, of which 4,118 (or 12.1%) were referred. When the pandemic burst upon the scene, we already were beginning to set screening schedules for the 2020-21 school year. However, as of late May, the scheduling was put on hold until we find out how the schools and Head Start classrooms will be functioning when the new school year begins. Stay tuned!

Likewise, the Lions Sight Foundation of Clark County, which funds eye examinations, eyeglasses and surgeries, has ceased accepting applications for those services until further notice.

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