Presentation by Tim Gresham at 15 May Regular Meeting
At the 15 May meeting, Mr. Tim Gresham of Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic, spoke to BAMM Lions. Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic has as its primary mission vision screening for school children in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Each year, approximately 400,000 children receive vision screening, and roughly 25% are diagnosed with vision problems. For more information, go to: http://midatlantic.preventblindness.org/
BAMM Lions Club 81st Charter Night
BAMM Lions Club held its 81st Charter Night on 19 June 2014 at the Doubletree Hotel. The turnout was excellent and the fellowship was outstanding. We were most fortunate to have humorist and writer Chuck Hansen as guest speaker. Chuck is a motivational speaker, humorist, and author of several books. For the past seven years, he has also written an award-winning humor column for the Chesterfield Observer, and his writing has appeared in a number of regional and national publications. His remarks were hugely enjoyed by everyone.
BAMM Lions incoming officers, trustees and committee chairs were inducted by guest Lion Jay Overbey, and the BAMM Lion of the Year award was presented to Lion Fred Tyler for his outstanding service. Photos from Charter Night are below.
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 Mark Bebar at 804.379.5093 for details.
6:00 p.m. - Social Time
6:30 p.m. - Dinner Meeting
Guest Speaker for 18 September 2014 Regular Meeting:
Stan Southworth, Executive Director - Partnership for Families
2010 Gold Award Winner of "Best Overall Web Site" in the International Hermes Creative Award
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