| SIGHT & HEARING CONSERVATION
| CLUB PROJECTS
Mike Stielstra, Al Hardman, Jim Newkirk
| MINT COMMITTEE
|PUBLICITY & INFORMATION
| WHITE CANE CHAIRMAN
* Support Leader Dog, Welcome Home, and other sight-
* Provide white canes to those in need of one
* Provide eyeglasses and exams to those in need.
* Food sales at West Michigan Fair; operate restaurant
* White Cane Day fund raising
* Support Circle-S Children's Ranch, Fountain, MI,
general building maintenance, supply Port-a-Potty,
provide & serve food at "Blessing of the Animals"
* Clean up & maintain local monument:
Pere Marquette monument & display at City Marina
* Active members of our community,
promote good fellowship and good citizenship
* Create & maintain Ludington Lions Club website
* Donated $10,000 to support local Skate Park (first donation, kicked-off fund raising drive)
* Iditarod fund raising activities (presented $18,500 to Leader Dog School)
* Sponsored Peace Poster Contest, awarded certificates and prizes
* Sponsored Hearing Test van at local Health Fair
* Sponsored a Core 4 LCIF Grant for a Habitat for Humanity house in Ludington
* Provided Optelec Clearview model 517 Video Magnifier for the Ludington Library
* Provided a Voice-it-All - color, money identifier & voice recorder ($249.95)
and a Talking Blood Pressure Monitor ($149.95) to a deserving local person.
* Contributed $500 to sponsor a building at Historic White Pine Village, Ludington
* Conducted a spaghetti supper to raise money to purchase a $2750 video projector for our Fire Department
Click here to see the Spaghetti Supper announcement
HERE ARE A FEW PHOTOS OF PAST ACTIVITES:
* Support Circle-S Children's Ranch; providing a porta-potty, general repairs,
renovating future "Museum" area
* Sponsoring a building at White Pine Village
* Per Marquette Memorial: arranging for new electrical power routing, arrange for glass replacement
* White Pine Village sponsorship activities
* Sponsoring a leader dog in training being raised by our newest member, Heather
11, 2000: Ludington Lions present a check for $18,500 to the
Leader Dog School for the Blind of Rochester, Michigan. Lion Al
Hardman, on the right, competed in the 2000 Iditarod Race in Alaska, an
numerous fund raisers were held in conjunction with this.
year, the Ludington Lions operate this food building at the West
Michigan Fair. For the 2001 fair, we earned a profit of $4823.
at the West Michigan Fair, 2001. Shown (left to right) are: Frank
Longmore, Lori Longmore, and Dean Parker. We served some breakfast
food, a varied menu of lunch items, and a different dinner special each
of our younger customers "points the way" to good food. For 2003 we and
the Fair Board made many improvements to the restaurant building,
including a new sign.
An action photo from 2005. Left to right: Lions Gary, Lisa, Mike, Leslie, and chef Bill.
This March (2004), Lions Bill Bowne and Frank Longmore went out to the Circle Rocking S ranch to do some construction and general repairs.
Lion Bill "measures once, cuts at least once"
Lion Dean tries out the new Optelec video magnifier we bought for the Ludington Library. Since then we have assisted several other pesons in selecting and obtaining such devices.
was the winning entry in our local (Ludington) Peace Poster Contest for
2001. It competed up to the District Level. We really enjoyed judging
the great entries we received.
major project for 2002 was that we sponsored a grant from LCIF to build
a Habitat For Humanity house here in Ludington. It was a great
experience for all. A big thanks to Lions Lori Longmore and Leslie
Bowne for working through the grant application process. Hardman
Construction (Lion Al) provided the site excavation, Westshore Welding
(Lion Bill) did some welding of beams, and Lion Frank Longmore was
voted Habitat Volunteer of the Year. Thanks also to our great local
newspaper, the Ludington Daily News, for their fine coverage of the
Groundbreaking was June 2, 2002, and the house was completed and dedicated November 17, 2002.
To see a complete photo history of the house construction, click here.
At a zone meeting, our newest member, Heather, talks about the future leader dog she is currently raising.