Pioneer Sesqui Study Club Learns About Lions Organization


The April meeting of Sesqui Study Club met at the Pioneer United Methodist Church. Thirteen members were present answering roll call by naming their favorite Spring Flower.

Program for the evening was “Saving Sight” with guests Jim and Gloria Gilcher and speaker Cheryl Burnett from Wauseon. Cheryl has been a Lioness for 11 years and is District Governor of NW Ohio. The Lioness program began in 1975 and in 1987 Women were approved for Lions membership. In 2013 women’s membership was 25% worldwide.
Sight became their major goal after a speech given by Helen Keller at the Lions International Convention held at Cedar Point, Ohio, in 1925. They help restore sight and prevent blindness by improving eye care. They support youth projects to enjoy opportunities to develop and succeed. They provide disaster relief around the world and have programs to improve health and aid to disabled and hearing impaired. They also provide clean-up and housing for environmental problem areas and help low income families.

The Lions is the largest service organization and will be celebrating their 100th anniversary this year in Chicago, Illinois.

Business meeting followed; members brought in used glasses for donation for Lions. Members also brought in box tops for school and tabs for Ronald McDonald House. Discussions were as follows:
A donation to Angel Foundation and donation to Friends of the Library. Also discussed the possibility of a gift of Kind News which is now Red Rover to North Central. It was voted on to keep the same officers for the next Sesqui year.

Following the meeting a silent auction was held and members enjoyed fellowship and refreshments prepared by hostesses Joanne Dohm and Nina Fackler. May will be our annual Mystery Dinner ending the Sesqui year until September, 2017.


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