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Lion’s Club meeting

November 1, 2015
Reinbeck Courier

On Monday, October 20, the local Lion's Club met and welcomed their District Governor Gary Vokes and wife, from Urbandale, to their monthly Lion's Club meeting.

The evening program was presented by Kyle and Tiffany Rasmussen. They shared their experiences in Nepal at the time of the earthquake when they were there for a wedding. Their videos showed how disastrous the earthquake had been. We are so thankful they were not hurt and arrived safely home.

Lion's Club is an international service group helping others with such projects as seeing eye dog program and hearing aids for needy individuals. Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world. The 1.35 million members of this volunteer organization 206 counties and geographic areas different in many ways, but share a belief community is what we make it. Lions volunteer for many different kinds of projects, caring for the environment, feeding the hungry and aiding seniors and the disabled.

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Tiffany & Kyle Rasmussen.
Photo by Carol Tscherter

Currently one of the goals of the Lions is to conduct vision tests to detect visional problems found in youth of preschool age. Specialized cameras can detect vision problems before public education, thus allowing successful learning.

Our local Lion's Club have done a number of projects for this community in the past. Local fundraising events as the waffle breakfast and 4th of July Bingo have helped Lion's to fund various projects. They have provided school playground equipment, constructed a shelter house at the city park and made financial donations to the local day care center, plus more.

Current local new members Andrew McQuillen, Brent Bovy and Ed Farley were in attendance. They welcome interested individuals who would like to be involved in this service centered group. Contact secretary Bill Bowen (319-788-2616), or a local Lion member, if you would like to join such a meaningful organization.



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