Serving our COMMUNITY
Lions are changing the world one community at a time, by addressing needs at home and around the globe. We are 1.4 million men and women who believe that kindness matters. And when we work together, we can achieve bigger goals. Our mission is to create and foster a spirit of understanding among all people for humanitarian needs by providing voluntary services through community involvement and international cooperation.
We encourage service minded people to serve their community without personal financial reward, to encourage effiency and to promote high ethical standards in commerce, industries, professions, public works and private endeavors, to promote the principles of good government and good citizenship, and to take an active interest in the civic, cultural, social and moral welfare of the community. Here are some of our projects.
Our Signature Project
During the Fall Semester of 2016 volunteer Lions visited 36 Comal County Campuses and screened the vision of over 6000 children. Of those screened, over 300 were screened using the new "Spot Scope" a revolution in vision testing. Over 350 were found to have possible vision problems and were referred to the school nurse for possible further referral to a physician. To accomplish this project a total of 465 Lion-days were required. Our 2017 project kicks off with our first campus visit on Tuesday, August 29, 2017.
Other Community Projects
Vision Services: Provide advice to persons needing eye examinations and glasses. In cases of inability to obtain help from government resources we provide for examinations and glasses for qualified individuals.
Eyeglass recycling: Our club turns collects over 5000 pair of used eyeglasses to be turned in to the Texas Eyeglass Recycling Center yearly.
Scholarships to outstanding seniors who show high academic ability as well as outstanding volunteer activity during their high school years.
Leo Clubs: Our club sponsors three Leo Clubs in local middle and high schools. The Leo Clubs introduce the youngsters, ages 12 and up to the world of service. These programs have been very successful and provide our members with great opportunities to work with youngsters.
Support to The Texas Lions Camp for children with physical disabilities. The camp is free to these children.
Support to the Lions Eye Bank
Support to the Leader Dog Program
MEET THE LEADERSHIP
Brandon Mund - President
David Simmons - First Vice President
Dolly Williams - Second Vice President
Robert E Armstrong - Third Vice President
Doreen Fisher - Secretary
Craig Zgabay - Treasurer
Dave Heefner - Lion Tamer
Lee Ambrosino - Chariman Membership Committe, PP, Zone 5A Chair
Jack Morgan - Immediate Past President
Dennis Heitkamp - PDD, PCC
Ginny Rotge - One Year Director
Jim Pope - One Year Director
Howard WeLiver - Two Year Director
Stephen Brockman - Two Year Director
Chairs of Standing Committees
Skip Stem - Vision Screening
Mike Pfeuffer - Sight Conservation
David Simmons - Care Committee
Delia Saucedo - Tail Twister
Vernell Martinez - Historian
Robert Armstrong - Leo Advisor
Bert Childs - Newsletter Editor