Washington Lions Club

Washington, Kentucky

Lion Zone Chairman, Mary Toller visited our club at are our regular meeting on Feb. 13, 2016

The Life Patron Award was given to Lions Donnie Bussell, Marsha Jones, and Valerie Bennet-Jones. 
 The Finis Davis Award was given To Lion George Jones. 

A check was presented to the Mason County Family Community Center from our club to be used to assist students and families in time of need.
Pictured: President Lion Don Rosser, Mary Robinson-Griffey, Ashley Kirk and Club secretary Lion Clarence Qualls.


                                                                               Washington Lions Club Officers  2016-2017 Officers     

 

President:                            Lion Donnie Rosser

 

1st Vice President:               Lion Gerald Curtis

 

2nd Vice President:              

 

Secretary:                             Lion Clarence Qualls

 

Treasurer:                            Lion Marsha Jones

 

Asst. Treasurer:                   Lion Bette Sledd

 

Lion Tamer:                         Lion Isaac Jones

 

Tail Twister:                        Lion Charles  Sledd

 

Membership Director:         Lion John Sledd

 

1 Yr. Directors:                     Lion George Jones

                                             Lion Jack Haydon

 

2yr. Directors:                       Lion Valerie Bennett-Jones

                                             Lion Betty Haydon

 

Eyesight Chairperson:         Lion Gerald Curtis                  

·             Not an Elected Position



There could be more than 6,000 children between the ages of 1-5 in Kentucky with Amblyopia.  Approximately 2 or 3 out of every hundred exhibit this disease, commonly called "lazy eye."


Amblyopia is poor vision in an eye that did not develop normal sight during early childhood. The best time to correct it is during infancy or early childhood. The earlier the problem is detected, the more likely treatment is successful.


The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation has developed a simple and non-invasive screening process to detect the problem and locally, Washington Lions Club volunteers brought it to local schools.  The screening is free.  The only requirement is a signed parent's consent form.


The local team uses a specialized camera to photograph the child's eyes. These photos are then sent to the Kentucky Eyes Foundation where they are analyzed by professionals at the screening lab. The results are sent to the parents.  If a situation is detected that needs a closer look, it is suggested to take their child to an  Ophthalmologists or  Optometrists where the parent can get their child tested.  Parents then work with the provider to determine the treatment (if any) best for the child.

 

Washington Lions Club met for their annual Christmas dinner and award presentations Dec. 11, 2014.  The meeting was held at Desha's Restaurant in Maysville.  PDG Lion Mike Jones presented awards to deserving Lion members.

TOP ROW:  Club Officers table.....PDG Lion Mike Jones...Lion George Jones, LIFE PATRON AWARD, PDG Lion Mike Jones and Isaac Jones FINIS DAVIS AWARD

BOTTOM ROW:  Lion Buddy Sledd, MELVIN JONES AWARD  Barbara & Steve Zweigart  provided entertainment with Christmas vocal selections

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WASHINGTON LIONS VOLUNTEER TO WORK

 

THE BUFFALO TRAILS MULTI SPORT RACING EVENT

MEMBERS OF THE WASHINGTON LIONS CLUB VOLUNTEERED TO WORK AT THE 14TH ANNUAL

BUFFALO TRAILS MULTI SPORT RACING EVENT HELD IN MAYSVILLE ON SEPTEMBER 13.

THE LIONS STAFFED TWO OF THE WATER STATIONS AND HANDED WATER TO THE RUNNERS AND BIKERS AS THEY PASSED. THERE WERE HUNDREDS OF PARTICIPANTS THIS YEAR.

AFTER THE RUNNERS HAD PASSED THE WATER STATION, LIONS THEN WENT TO THE FINISH LINE WHERE THEY GREETED RUNNERS WITH GATOR AID AND WATER WHEN THEY CROSSED THE FINISH LINE.

THERE WERE RUNNERS FROM SEVERAL STATES WHO PARTICIPATED IN THESE EVENTS. THERE WAS A RIVER SWIN, A 26 MILE BIKE RACE , A 5K RACE AND A 10K RACE.

MEMBERS OF THE CLUB WHO PARTICIPATED WERE VALERIE BENNETT-JONES, ORGANIZER OF THE EVENT, PAST DISTRICT GOVERNOR MIKE JONES, PRESIDENT JIM VAN HOOK, SECRETARY CLARENCE QUALLS, DON ROSSER, AND TOM SIMS.

THE WASHINGTON LIONS ARE HAVING A MEMBERSHIP DRIVE AND WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY TO ATTEND ONE OF OUR DINNER MEETINGS AS OUR GUEST. THE CLUB MEETS AT DESHA’S RESTAURANT AT 7:00 P.M. ON THE FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH. SPECIAL GUESTS AT THE NEXT TWO MEETINGS WILL BE DR. YANCEY HOLMES ON NOVEMBER 6 AND COACH CHRIS O’HEARN ON NOVEMBER 20.

July 3, 2014

Installation of new officers

PDG Mike Jones presenting the President's gavel to Lion Jim VanHook after installation.

            PDG Mike Jones, President Lion Jim VanHook, Secretary Lions Clarence Qualls,  Membership Director Lions David Collins,

                        2nd Vice President Lion Don Rosser,  Lion Tamer Lion Tom Sims, Treasurer Lion Marsha Jones.

Those not present when picture was taken are

 1st Vice President Lion Valerie Jones, Tail Twister Lion Isaac Jones, 

1 year directors Lion Gary Mac Mitchell & Jack Haydon.  2 year directors  Gerald Curtis & Arthur Whiteman

 

March 6, 2014

New Member

Feb. 6, 2014

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2013 Christmas Dinner

 

Awards Presentations Dec. 19, 2013

All awards were presented by PDG. Mike Jones.

 

 

Lions Club Zone Meeting hosted by

Washington Lions Club

November 7, 2013

 

 

Lions Clarence Qualls , Zone chairman, reporting hightlights

   from the recent Cabinet meeting.

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Another New Member Recruited

                           

Washington Lions Club met Sept. 19, 2013 for their regular meeting at DeSha's Restaurant.

Charles Sledd was recognized with a Membership Growth Award that recognizes

Lions for inviting new members.

He is shown here with the new member and President Ann Ridout.

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Lions KidSight Screening - Amblyopia

The Washington Lions Club is in full swing with Lazy Eye testing at six of our local schools. Every two years the Washington Lions Club does KidSight Screening for school kids up to the age of six. Again this year we are screening students at Straub Elementary, Highlands Christian, St. Patrick, Taylor Elementary in Brooksville, St. Augustine School in Augusta and Augusta Elementary. The tests are done with no cost to the school or the families involved. Students from Mary Beth Riggins Health Science class at the Mason County Area Technology Center assisted with the eye screening. Those students are Tori Blevins, Hunter Kelcsh and Meghan Bedinghaus. The school administrators did an outstanding job scheduling student and coordinating testing activities. Special thanks to Kelly Grayson, Fonda Childers, Sherry Merrill, Sue Ellen Faris, Mindy Hamilton, Mary Zeigler and Principals Christy Jones and Robert Kelsch.

Lions Clubs across the state sponsor eye screening for their local schools. All screening results are forwarded to the Louisville Eye Foundation. The Foundation has the responsibility of checking all testing results and providing feedback to the families involved. About 3% of the student tested for Amblyopia are referred for further evaluations.

A PediaVision camera/computer is used for the Eye Screening test. The camera is relatively easy to use and when held correctly automatically takes a snapshot of the students eyes. The screening results are saved on a flash drive along with student information. The student snapshots immediately provides an indication of a pass or refer condition related to Amblyopia.

The Eye Screening tests are mainly to detect a condition called Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. Amblyopia causes more visual loss in the under 40 age group than all the injuries and diseases combined in this age group. Lazy Eye is an eye condition in which there is blurry or reduced vision that is not correctable by glasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. Lazy eye can cause loss of vision, including loss of depth perception and two-eyed 3D vision. Lazy eye treatment can yield improvements at any age, but early detection and treatment still offer easier treatment and the best chances for a cure.

Comprehensive vision examinations are needed for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children. A pediatrician's eye exam or a 20/20 eye chart screening is not adequate for the detection of amblyopia and other visual conditions which are related to or mistakenly called lazy eye. The PediaVision camera is designed to detect several abnormal eye conditions but used mainly to detect Amblyopia.

What is a Lazy Eye or Amblyopia?
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is the eye condition noted by reduced vision not correctable by glasses or contact lenses and is not due to any eye disease. The brain, for some reason, does not fully acknowledge the images seen by the amblyopic eye. This almost always affects only one eye but may manifest with reduction of vision in both eyes. It is estimated that three percent of children under six have some form of amblyopia.

Since amblyopia usually occurs in one eye only and a lazy eye condition can exist without a noticeable eye turn. Many parents and children are not aware of any symptoms. In other words, unfortunately, symptoms of lazy eye are often NOT obvious to the outside observer (parent, teacher, school nurse or pediatrician, etc.)

KidSight screening is highly recommended for infants and pre-school children. Otherwise, many children go undiagnosed until they have their eyes examined at the eye doctor's office at a much later age.

References: Kulp MT, Foster NC, Holmes JM, Kraker RT, Melia BM, Repka MX, Tien DR; Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group.

Washington Lions KidSight Screening Committee

Lions David Collins, Jim Van Hook, Jack Hussey

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THE WASHINGTON LIONS CLUB GIVES TWO SCHOLARSHIPS ANNUALLY TO THE MAYSVILLE COMMUNITY AND TECHNICAL COLLEGE.
THE SCHOLARSHIPS HAVE BEEN NAMED THE EDDIE RUBENACKER SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONOR OF EDDIE RUBENACKER, ONE OF OUR CHARTER MEMBERS WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2013 AT THE AGE OF 94.

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Valerie Bennett-Jones was accepted as a Lion member at a recent

Club meeting.  She was sponsored by Lion Issac Jones.  Presenting

the certificate of membership is PDG Mike Jones.

WELCOME VALERIE

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                      July 2013

                

Bette Sledd was accepted as a Lion member at a recent

Club meeting. She was sponsored by Lion Bud Sledd. Presenting

the certificate of membership is PDG Mike Jones.

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