Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Why Lions Club?... Reason 5 - Diversity

From time to time Vermilion Lions Club will bring you the many reasons you should consider when choosing how best to serve your community.

Today, we would like to talk about diversity. The very word is at the heart of all Lions Clubs world wide. When you join Vermilion Lions Club you become a part of an organization composed of men and women from more then 192 countries around the globe. Our members, both locally and international are from a wide array of backgrounds, various ages, professions, and ethnic backgrounds. We are constantly on the lookout for people from all walks of life who wish to contribute in helping others.

One of Lions Clubs stated goals is to embrace and celebrate the differences that we all bring to the table, that is what makes Lions Club the largest humanitarian service club organization in the world.

How did it get that big? One member at a time. For more information on how you can help please feel free to contact us!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Double Dose of Fries this weekend!

First, tonight's the night for Football and French Fries at Vermilion High School Stadium as the Sailors take on Fairview. Our chuck-wagon will be at the north end of the field next to the concession stand so stop by!

Then Sunday we will have the Vermilion Lions Club chuck-wagon ready to go at the Vermilion Fox 8 WoollyBear Festival. So if you can't make the game, bring the family to festivities!

Two chances to enjoy our fresh cut goodness!

All proceeds from the sale of Lions Club French Fries go to benefit the community at large. Vermilion Lions Club is a 100% volunteer organization whose fund raising efforts provide much needed help to your neighbors in need.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Horticulture Specialist Shelly Hill Teaches Green!

Horticulture specialist Shelly Hill was the speaker for the Sept 21st Vermilion Lions Club. Shelly brought with her a list of  "Do's" for a greener Vermilion. She taught the values of mulching for a greener yard, and also the use of natural vs. man made, as in using rain barrels and composting over commercial fertilizer. Shelly is a expert on staff at the Ohio State University's Lorain Extension.  
The Vermilion Lions Club would like to extend our sincere appreciation for Shelly's time and knowledge!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Football and Fries Returns!

Back by popular demand! Football and French Fries returns to Vermilion High School stadium this Friday at the Fairview vs. Vermilion football game.

We will have the Vermilion Lions Club chuck-wagon setup and ready, located at the north end of the stadium next to the concession stand.

All proceeds from the sale of Vermilion Lions Club fresh cut French Fries benefit the community as Lions Club is a volunteer origination which contributes to many causes throughout the town.

Be sure to stop by the Chuckwagon and get your fries and help a neighbor in the process.

We'll see you at the game! GO SAILORS!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Thank you Vermilion!

The Vermilion Lions Club would like to thank all the generous fans who visited the Lions Chuckwagon and purchased our famous french fries at the Sailors vs. Comets football game Friday night.
We served nearly 260lbs of potatoes! Of course all the proceeds from the evening go to helping your community, as the Lions Club is strictly a volunteer effort.
Anyone interested in helping out and volunteering in the community please contact us for more information on how you can serve others. 

We hope to see you at the next home game! Thanks again, we couldn't do it without you!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Tonights the Night!

Remember it's football and french fries tonight at the Vermilion Sailors vs. Amherst Comets game.
Be sure to stop in and treat yourself to our famous French Fries while you enjoy the gridiron action. Look for the Vermilion Lions Club Chuckwagon near the concession stand at the north end of the stadium.
All proceeds from the sale of Vermilion Lions Club Victory Fries benefit the community!
We'll see you at the game!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Help Us So Others May See...

Core 4 Grant for Vision Screening Cameras

In the beginning, Melvin Jones created the Lion’s Clubs, blessed are we that serve. Helen Keller charged us to be “Knights of the Blind,” and so we are. The Sight & Hearing Committee challenges all Lions to eliminate childhood blindness and so we

We have made great strides as Lions to help the blind, provide Ohioans with glasses, help support our communities and do many other great things. Now it is time to request funding through Lions Clubs International to accomplish a new goal of vision screening of all 4 year olds. This core 4 grant is to save children from blindness starting at birth and continuing through their childhood. The answer is the Sure Sight Camera.

What can it detect? Without being technical, lazy eye, cross eyed, farsightedness, nearsightedness and strabismus (eyes do not line up with each other). The main loss of vision is lazy eye.
The core 4 grant has been signed off by the Sight & Hearing committee and will be signed off by the District Governors in November at the Council of Governors meeting. It will be sent to LCI for their examination at their quarterly meeting in January. Pending approval, the cameras could be here in Ohio by April of 2011. Sight & Hearing plans to ramp up support and training as soon as possible. More
to come over the following months and we will keep the Lions of Ohio appraised of the situation with frequent news releases.

Sincerely yours
YOUR Sight & Hearing Committee

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Your Vermilion Lion's Club!

“Giving is always intentional”

We gave to these state projects on 11/25; $400 to Sight and Hearing, $300 to Eye Research, $50 to Diabetes Awareness, $50 to International Relations, $50 to the Ohio Lion Foundation, and $1,000 to L.C.I.F. for Melvin Jones.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Join us Friday for Fries and Football!

This Friday, Sept 10 Vermilion Lions Club will have our French Fry trailer located near the concession stand at the Vermilion High Football game. So while you enjoy the Amherst Comets vs. Vermilion Sailor game you can also enjoy our famous fries and help out your community at the same time.

We hope to see you there!

Welcome to our new home!

The Vermilion Lions Club welcomes you to our new blog. You can also follow our activities at our official Lions site for news and events located here. We hope you check back often to see how you can help support your community through Vermilion Lions Club events and gatherings and even consider membership in lending a helping hand to those in need.