Today was the first social get together of the newly formed Comstock Park Lions. Worldwide, Lions clubs are recognized for their service to people who are blind and visually impaired. This service began when Helen Keller challenged Lions to become “knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness” during the 1925 Lions Clubs International Convention. Today, Lions extend their commitment to sight conservation through countless local efforts, as well as through their international SightFirst Program, which works to eradicate blindness. Lions also collect and recycle eyeglasses for distribution in developing countries year-round and especially during May, which is Lions Recycle for Sight Month, and October, as a way to mark Lions World Sight Day, which is held the second Thursday of each October. In addition, Lions make a strong commitment to young people through many youth programs. Lions also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs and, through their foundation, provide disaster relief around the world. Alpine Township thanks the Rockford Lions for their successful efforts to bring Lionism to Comstock Park. . Plans for a charter celebration is scheduled for September. Anyone interested in becoming a charter member can still do so. Service organizations strengthen our community.
Rockford and Comstock Park Lions meeting as a group for the first time