Dan Sturdevant, Presidential Award Recipient
At the October Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation meeting, a Presidential Award from Brian Sheehan, 2022-23 Lions International President, was presented to Dan Sturdevant by International Director Ben Apeland and Erik van Kuijk, MD, PhD from the University of Minnesota’s department of Ophthalmology and Visual Neurosciences. The award had a depiction of the 2021-22 Grand Prize Winner of the Peace Poster Contest themed “We Are All Connected”. Congratulations Dan for over 20 years of service to the Montana Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation!
DO’s AND DON’T’s of Eyeglass Recycling
DO’s AND DON’T’s of Eyeglass Recycling for Northwest Lions Eye Recycling Center (NWLERC):
1. Make Sure Glasses Are Being Recycled From All Sources
Eye Care Centers
2. If possible, repack glasses donations into a 12 x 12 x 16″ container.
3. Separate these items and pack in a zip lock bag to enclose in the box sent (The recycle center receives 1/3 of their financing from these items):
All loose lenses
All broken frames
All prescription sunglasses
4. Remove these items (and do not send in the shipment):
All reader glasses
All hard cases ( soft cases can be reused in shipping)
5. Pack glasses loosely and neatly in the boxes
Making the shipment neat helps with the removal for inspection and cleaning.
Add shipping label to the top side of box filled out per instruction.
NOTE: Walmart has collection boxes in their stores. Please remove cases when donating to these sites.
Website is NWLERC Seattle, WA Northwest Lions Eye Recycling Center
If you have any questions, please call Jack Beckman, 406.231.2424 or email at [email protected]
Cabinet Meeting in Boulder
Montana District 37 Governor Michael Tobin presides at the Cabinet meeting in the multi purpose room at Jefferson High School,Boulder, Montana, October 9, 2021.
Lions Clubs International Foundation Update
Every year the world faces more Challenges and for the past 50+ years “Our Lions Clubs International Foundation” has been there to meet them. They very in kind, size and number, however in one way they remain the same–they alter the existence of all living things.
This year we have faced more challenges than usual, and we still have 3 months left in this year. But then again isn’t that the way we have felt year after year? Fortunately LCIF has been there to offer relief. Since 1968 LCIF has approved over 13,000 grants for over 1 Billion Dollars.
In 2007 LCIF was named the #1 non-government organization in the world to partner with by an independent Financial Times Study. In 2019 LCIF received a 4 Star rating (it’s highest) from Charity Navigation for the 8th consecutive year putting it in the top 4% of all non-profits with accountability, responsibility and transparency. You can be confident your donations are being handled at the highest levels of competency.
Those 13,000 grants and the 1 Billion Dollars are a part of LCIF’s legacy, but legacy does not meet today’s or tomorrow’s needs. If you have given in the past I thank you, if you are continuing to give as I do, I thank you. if you have not in the past now is as good a time as any. 1 Billion Dollars did not come from just one donation, it came from thousands of large and small donations from thousands of Lions from every corner of the world. Go to lcif.org/donate to donate online and learn about other ways to give.
Thank you, Yours in Lionism,
PDG Lary Garrison, LCIF Chair, Dist. 37