Presentation by Larrie Dean at 6 February Meeting
On 6 February, Lion Larrie Dean of the Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake (BMW) Lions Club was guest speaker. He discussed efforts on hearing conservation, in particular, the Lions 24B Hearing Aid Foundation. The mission of the Foundation is to provide no-cost or low-cost hearing aids to those who have a measured hearing loss and a verifiable financial need. The Foundation collects used hearing aids of all types; from these donations they select the newest and best to match the measured hearing of an approved applicant. Once the matching instrument is reconditioned to like-new condition it is given to the testing audiologist for fitting to the patient. For more information, go to:
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BAMM Lions Attend Region IV Zone I Joint Meeting
A special Joint meeting with District Governor Lion Ray Guin in collaboration with the Brandermill-Midlothian-Woodlake (BMW), Richmond James River, Powhatan, and Chesterfield Prevent Blindness was held at Powhatan County Seat Restaurant on Wednesday, January 22nd. The meeting was well attended and DG Ray Guin gave an inspirational talk on "Serving Others With Hands On". Below are some photos taken during the meeting.
BAMM Lions Club regularly meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month at the Hilton-Doubletree Hotel located at 1021 Koger Center Blvd. in Richmond, VA. Call Lion Dennis Falk at 804.379.5288 for details.
6:00 p.m. - Social Time
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting
Future Program Speakers:
20 March 2014: Tom Tokarz - WW II Round Table
3 April 2014: Lion Heather Jones, District 24B, Region IV Zone 1 Chairperson
1 May 2014: Tim Gresham - Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic
19 June 2014: BAMM Lions 80th Anniversary Charter Night
Chuck Hansen will be our guest speaker
The Bon Air – Manchester – Midlothian (BAMM) Lions Club is a service organization and a local chapter of the Lions Clubs International. We are best known for working to prevent blindness, but overall our efforts are about serving and helping the community. Our motto is 'We Serve'.
To empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace and promote international understanding through Lions Clubs.
The BAMM Lions Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month and is a 100% volunteer organization with 100% of the donations going to help the community. Each year the BAMM Lions Club collects over 1,500 pairs of eyeglasses, raises more than $20,000, and collects three to five hearing aids.
Our chapter is one of nearly 45,000 Lions Clubs in the world, with a total membership of more than 1.3 million Lions worldwide. Started in 1917 by Melvin Jones, a Chicago business leader, he told members of his local business club they should reach beyond financial business issues and address helping communities. That year the group took the name of the Association of Lions Clubs and a constitution, by-laws, and a code of ethics were developed. Within three years, Lions became an international organization.
But, it was in 1925 when Helen Keller addressed the Lions Convention that the Lions Club focus became preventing blindness. She challenged the Lions to become the “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” The Lions accepted that challenge. Since then the focus has been on assisting the blind, sight-impaired, and hearing impaired.
100% of your donation goes to help prevent blindness