Sight & Hearing Foundation
1010 NW 22nd Avenue, #144 Portland, OR 97210
(503) 413-7399 (800) 635-4667 firstname.lastname@example.org www.olshf.org
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Opposites A racted to Pa ent Care Keith Price, Chair
Cheryl lives in Springﬁeld, is in her early 60s and enjoys her old The Mamas and the Papas albums.
Jeremiah lives in Milwaukie, is a 12-year-old boy and prefers the sounds of Pit Bull on his iPod.
These two Oregonians have something in common: They owe their sight and hearing, respec vely,
to the Founda on’s Pa ent Care program.
Last year 139 Oregonians in need received cri cal sight or hearing surgery or treatment through Pa ent Care.
Pa ent Care is one of the most signiﬁcant ways that Lions in Oregon keep our promise to Helen Keller to
address preventable blindness and hearing loss. It is the oldest ongoing program of our Founda on, da ng back to
1959 and for it to con nue, we need your help.
On May 3rd, we will host our 3rd Annual Pa ent Care Breakfast at the Oregon Zoo. Mary Lee Turner and Sharon
Elder are co-chairing this year’s event and Lion Joe Weston has provided a $20,000 matching challenge. The event
is free but a endees will be asked to support Pa ent Care. As a Table Captain for the event, I have ﬁlled my table of
8 and am asking that you also support the event by becoming a Table Captain, a ending the breakfast, or making
a dona on today. You’ll hear inspiring stories from recipients we’ve helped, like Cheryl’s double-cataract surgery
and Jeremiah’s journey from a world of silence to one of sound. We can all help provide surgery and treatment for
those in need for the next year.
If you’d like to a end, or can’t a end but would like to make a dona on, or would like to be involved in planning
a similar event in your part of the state, please contact Doug Thompson at email@example.com or at
February Was a Great Month at the Founda on Glen Gilbert, Executive Director
It was a wonderful February at the Founda on. Linda sent us a note of gra tude that read: “Your
Founda on gave my husband a precious gi , the reten on of his sight. If it weren’t for your Foun-
da on that wouldn’t have been possible. Thank you doesn’t say enough.”
To help relieve the logjam of used eyeglasses coming into the Founda on, Lions volunteered for
sor ng par es here at the oﬃce and sorted an es mated 37,000 pairs of used eyeglasses last
month. Thank you Sharon Elder, Tony Sandoval, Tom and Jolene Hammond, Fred and Helen McNaughton, Jan Sco ,
Ray Atkinson, Irv Smith, Edwina Swart, Dick and Mary Hankins, Fran and Tom Shaw, the Shaw’s neighbors Jim and
Diane, Terry and Elaine Turck.
Lions Penny Rich, Debbie Bach and Leanna Caldwell have been volunteering in the oﬃce and they are an incredible
help. Thank you! Thanks to staﬀ and volunteers, OLSHF now has a used eyeglass library on site (no pun intended)
with over 1,500 pairs of used glasses. On Leap Day 2012, we announced our newest program LEAP, the Lions Eye-
glass Assistance Program that will distribute used eyeglasses in Oregon.
Our 2020 Vision Capital Campaign to transform MHSP is over 51% complete and our ﬁrst new vehicle in years made
its debut at the District R and O Conven ons. We are on track to set a record this year for the number of peo-
ple screened through the Mobile Health Screening Program. A big round of applause goes out to catalyst Sharon
Rollins and everyone who volunteered at the groundbreaking school screenings with the Tigard-Tuala n School
District. For two weeks, we brought two kits to schools and screened over 5,600 children, averaging 560 children
screened each day. The District has already asked us back for next year (see tes monials on page 19). With the
success of the campaign, we will launch the ﬁrst phase of implementa on earlier than expected. We can’t wait to
double the number of children we screen to over 50,000 per year.
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Gi s & Memorials
Lion Pride: $1,000 - $2,499 Lion Tamer: $100 - $499 (cont.) Lion Donor: Up to $99 (cont.) Memorial Gi s (cont.)
Central Lions Club Springﬁeld Mohawk Lions Club Bobbie Steninger In Memory of Susan O’Brien
Eugene Bethel Lions Club Traﬃc Safety Supply Company, Inc. Elaine & Victor Swanson Dallas Lions Club
Eugene Downtown Club Waldport Lions Club The Standard In Memory of Cora Mae O’Connor
Junc on City Lions Club Woody & Janet White Beverly Vance Angela Gaetano
Newport Lions Club Florine Velker Prochilo Health
Silverton Lions Club Lion Donor: Up to $99 In Memory of Jane Plumb
Springﬁeld Lions Club Anonymous Donor Memorial Gi s Kenneth & Joyce Perkins
Charles Blanchard In Memory of Faye Bowers In Memory of Harold Walker
Lion Sen nel: $500 - $999 Don & Linda Brown Rodney C. Bach Albert & Beverly Bianchini
Eugene Bethel Lions Club Central Linn Lions Club Kathryn Downing George DeHart
Eugene Downtown Club James R. Clu s Ed & Elaine Gear Robert & Carol Franz
Paciﬁc Sea Lions Club Judith M. Cook Craig Jackson A. C. & Eva Giering
Portland Cascade Lions Club Jo Hallam Kenneth & Joyce Perkins Beverly Hawman
Yachats Lions Club James & Susan Jaggers Ralph Robinson Leslie Ann O’Brien
Joe Nolan George Sahlberg Pierce Manufacturing, Inc.
Lion Tamer: $100 - $499 Edgar & Mayola Lundberg Roger and Paula Trueax David & Margaret Randall
Boeing Employees Community Fund C.M. McCarl Brenda Wilkinson Salem Heights Improvement League
Dennis & Kathryn Dejong Martha McReynolds, Jr. Stephen Wolfe Alix & Michael Truax
Elkton Lions Club Tracy Oman In Memory of Chester Gibson Dot Walsh
Mary M. Faulkner Orrell investments, Inc. Bill Nourse In Memory of Kathi West
Thomas & Paula Hilgers Pat Heisig In Memory of John Hallgrimson North Lincoln Lions Club
Junc on City Lions Club Steve Po er Robert C. Mackey In Memory of Don Wiltse
Robert & Virginia Krebs Al Sco In Memory of Tony Gubanc Russel & Sandra Geiseman
Mohawk Valley Lions Club Kendrick & Patricia Simila Don & Mary Po er
South Benton Lions Club Robin & Rodney Smith
2020 Vision Contribu ons Contributions listings include gifts received Jan. 10 - Feb. 10, 2012 only. 2020 Vision
Jim & Sue Jaggers McMinnville Lions Club contributions include gifts rerceived Dec. 9 - February 9, 2012 only. Every effort is
Bill Nourse Mohawk Valley Lions Club made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of our list of donors. We apologize
Mara Steen Picture you club’s name here for any omissions and would appreciate you bringing any to our attention.
10 Easy Ways To Make A Gi
1. Donate all or a por on of your 2011 Oregon state tax refund under Charitable Check-oﬀ #14
2. Donate your vehicle, boat or RV to OLSHF
3. Set-up a recurring monthly gi
4. Make a one- me gi
5. Complete a Memorial Direc ve
6. Give appreciated assets such as stocks or real estate
7. Plan an estate gi (obtain a free appointment with our experienced
8. Recycle your eyeglasses, hearing aids, cell phones and ink jet catridges
9. Organize a club fundraiser to beneﬁt OLSHF like a bowl-a-thon
10. Make me to volunteer at OLSHF - help is always welcome!
Year-to-Date Impact Report: 44,189 People Served
Mobile Health Screening: Pa ent Care: 135 people served
People Screened: 30,643 Low Vision Clinic: 58 children served
Problems Iden ﬁed: 6,945* Hearing Aid Bank: 164 people served
Screening Days: 232 KEX: 546 children served
* One individual may have mul ple health problems detected.
Note: This report does not include used eyeglasses distributed.
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Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation
2020 Vision Campaign Receives Support From Lion Joe Weston and Commitments to
McMinnville Lions Club Date: $317,805
Thanks to recent commitments from the Joseph E. Weston Public Founda on and the
McMinnville Lions Club, the 2020 Vision Campaign has exceeded 58% of our $615,000 fund-
raising goal in just over seven months!
Lloyd Lion Joe Weston’s commitment of $30,000 will be used to purchase one $450k
fuel eﬃcient vehicle and also used toward the purchase of equipment for one
sight and hearing screening kit. Thank you, Joe! $400k
The McMinnville Lions Club’s 2020 Vision gi of $3,235 was made in Memory $350k
of Chet Gibson and con nues the early support of the 2020 Vision Campaign 51%
from Oregon Lions Clubs. Thank you McMinnville Lions! We hope your club will $300k
consider a special campaign contribu on.
Support of the 2020 Vision Campaign will double the number of students
screened annually and will help Oregon children see a brighter future! If you’d $200k
like to know more about this once in a genera on campaign, please contact Doug Thompson
at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (503) 413-7527.
A Cancer-Free Year Kerith Vance, Programs Manager
January 18th used to be just another day, but last year it was the
day I had “Oscar” removed - my three pound ovarian tumor. Now
it has been over a year and I am cancer free and feeling great. I
want to thank all the Lions who showed me so much love and As of 2/12/12
encouragement through cards, emails and phone calls during my
recovery me and many who s ll follow up with me to see how I am doing. Not only were
you suppor ng me personally, but you were also pa ent and understanding of the
delay in processing applica ons while I was out for three weeks. Staﬀ and I so appre-
ciated your support during this diﬃcult me. I love Lions – you truly are a wonderful,
Staff celebrated Kerith’s 1st
cancer-free anniversary with a
caring group of people!
It’s a LEAP Year at OLSHF!
Thanks to our success with HB-2312 last year, the Lions Eyeglass
Assistance Program (LEAP) was launched last month on February
29th - Leap Day. With a growing library and database of over 1,300
used eyeglasses, OLSHF and Lions can provide an inventory of used
glasses to optometrists to try to ﬁnd a match for individuals with a
prescrip on. If a match is found, the eyeglasses will be shipped to
the doctor who will then ﬁt them. If there is not a match, the Foun-
da on will work with Lions Clubs to try to provide a new pair when Members of the Milwaukie Lions Club.
funds are available. We are also working on se ng up clinic days
where people can get a refrac ve exam and prescrip on. Check out www.zenniop cal.com for incredibly inexpen-
sive NEW glasses. Staﬀ is ordering several pairs to test this month. Stay tuned. This photo shows Lions helping sort
over 37,000 pairs of used glasses during two sor ng par es in February.
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Tigard-Tuala n School District Praise the Mobile Health Screening Program
“When the organiza on that had provided our hearing screening for the past several years was unable to con nue
to provide this service, our district needed to ﬁnd another source. The Oregon
Lions Club was recommended and this year our district contracted with them
[Tigard 2000 Lions Club] for both our hearing and vision screening. We were
more than pleased with their strong collabora on with district staﬀ in pre-
paring for the screenings and the professional manner in which screenings
were conducted. We were also impressed with the level of detail in vision
screening, allowing a mul -faceted screening we had not been able to provide
before. I would recommend the Lion’s Club to any district looking for a high
quality screening experience for their students.” - Tricia Clair, Tigard-Tuala n School District Administrator
A total of 5,600 students were screened at 11 schools over the course of 11 days. A special thanks to
Sharon Rollins and the Tigard 2000 Lions Club for their leadership of the screenings and their collabo-
ra on with OLSHF staﬀ. The Tigard-Tuala n School District has already scheduled Fall 2012 screenings.
“I found the staﬀ at OLSHF to be extremely accommoda ng. Their willingness to provide training and to clarify
the procedural details in advance was key to crea ng the most comprehensive hearing and vision screenings our
district has ever provided. Vision and hearing screenings for 5,600 students, organizing 200 parent volunteers and
partnering with the OLSHF… priceless! Thank you for your support and exper se, we couldn’t have done it without
you. Please accept a hear elt ‘Thank You’ from our families and school staﬀ for your
taking such good care of our kids! We look forward to working with OLSHF again.”
- Donna Kerkering, Tigard-Tuala n School District
“Thanks for improving the screening process from previous years. It is way more
eﬃcient and faster [using the kits]. It is saving classroom me!”
- 1st Grade Teacher, Tuala n Elementary School
“The Oregon Lions Sight and Hearing Founda on conducted our district’s annual
vision and hearing screenings for the ﬁrst me this year. I was so impressed with the
quality of tes ng that was done for our students. The OLSHF staﬀ was knowledgeable,
eﬃecient, organized and great to work with. They went out of their way to train and
support our district staﬀ, and delivered a superior screening for our students.”
- Nancy Haning, RN, Tigard-Tuala n School District
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