Volume 88, Issue 2 Governors Newsletter August 2010 It’s hard to believe we are in our second month of this new Lion’s year. July was very busy with the International Convention, RAM Wise County and our John M. White Youth Camp. We held our first full cabinet meeting on July 18, 2010 in the Brickhouse Auditorium at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. I was pleased to see the incredible turnout of Lions at this event. I would like to personally thank Lion Tucker Casanova and the Lions Medical Eye Bank for arranging the Auditorium and refreshments. The first LCI Global Service Action Campaign is already upon us. This month our LCI President Lion Sid Scruggs, III is asking us to Shine a Light on Youth. This campaign will give your club the opportunity to connect with young people in ways they can relate to. To make the most of this opportunity, planning efforts should include young people, especially Leos. Projects should have visible youth involvement and focus on hands-on service activities. In keeping with this theme, I am asking each club to take on this challenge and plan one new Youth Service project during the first quarter of this Lions year. As we focus on youth, our District Project for Lions year 2010-2011 is to raise the necessary funds to purchase five Pedia Vision cameras. With this camera we can screen children as young as six months old and with the push of one button, in less than 30 seconds we are given instant comprehensive results. How is this possible you might ask. This new device uses infrared light to screen for vision problems. At first glance it looks like a radar gun police use to catch speeders with. The difference is the smiley face on the end, where kids are told to look before it fires a ray of infrared light into their eyes, then takes a photo of the reflection. The computer analyzes the photo for abnormalities, giving an instant read out of the results. The machine is 90% accurate in finding eye problems. I am very excited about this project and ask for your support. Tax deductible, 501c3 donations should be made to the Virginia Eyeglass Recycling Center and sent to PCC Hauser Weiler, Treasurer. The John M. White Youth Camp was a great success. We had 31 youth from over 20 countries visiting our camp this year. I want to thank the many Lions and volunteers who without this camp could not possible. I do hope that you were able to visit with the campers, attend parade of nations and sit back and enjoy the talent show. I look forward to seeing you all at the first round of region meeting coming up in August. By now you should have made your reservations and are planning on attending. The Deputy District Governors will be holding their Presidents and Secretaries meeting at 6 pm just prior to the general meeting. This year we are going to be conducting the majority of our business at the President’s and Secretaries meeting. So I ask each club to make sure that they are represented. Yours in Lionism, DG Donna “Beacon of Hope”. What a message! I think I am going to really enjoy the potential of this. I really like DG Donna’s take on it when she says “we need to believe we are the reason for hope” The time we spend doing the service is in fact bringing hope to those in need. Yes, we are the reason they have hope, but only if we take ownership and step forward and offer our time, talent and resources when we are asked to serve. Are you the reason? I have a few clubs that are a hold out for contacting me with your preference for a date for the DG visit to your club. By the time you read this, I will in fact be hunting down those lost clubs and nailing them with a date. You were elected to lead a community civic organization. Your members depend on you to give more than the average member. Stand up and lead and know you are not alone. The District has a lot of resources to offer. All you have to do is communicate to us and we can and will help. If you are a club Secretary or club President and you have not responded to any communication thus far from me, help me out and do so. Also want to remind you that you really need to communicate to the organizers of the region meetings and let them know how many of your club members will attend. Call them now and let them know. And finally, if you want to want to be the reason for hope, it takes effort and it is worth it. Lion Gary IPDG Lion Gary Rapier The Lions District 24-D 29th Annual John M. White International Youth Camp is a wonderful avenue to promote togetherness in the world of the future. Lions youth come from the world over embracing many cultures, languages and varying political views. The Lions Youth Camp is two weeks duration supplemented by about two weeks visitation in a Lions prescreened home. There are about 30 boys and girls, ages 16 to 20, from approximately 20 different countries that attend the camp. They are paired off, two to a room at Virginia Wesleylan College. Every day is a new adventure; such as, the Lincoln Memorial, White House, U.S. Holocaust Museum, Capitol, Major League Baseball Game (Baltimore Orioles vs. Tampa Bay Rays), James River Tubing, Jamestown, Busch Gardens, Lions Eye Bank, Water Country, Chesapeake Bay Fishing Trip, Bowling, Sunset Cruise and Shopping Malls. Thanks to the Lions Clubs that hosted many of the picnics and meals. We shouldn’t forget about the Annual Youth Talent Show that is held at St. Stephens Church, Newport News, VA. The Lions Youth have a Parade of Nations, where every child gives a program featuring their country of origin. At the conclusion of the Lions Youth Camp, the youth come together as friends with a better understanding of their neighbors even though their cultures differ. What a beautiful thing the Lions do to promote peace in today’s world of strife. Annually, we need host families. Why don’t you open your home to a leader of tomorrow? Call Lion Jeff Jacobs, Tel: 757-345-0021 to answer your questions or schedule a program. 1st VDG Lion Alton Miller As our International President Sid Scruggs says, “We need to be a Beacon of Hope and Shine a Light on our motto, We Serve”. An easy way to do this is for each of us to help one more person, each Club do one more Service Project, and each Zone add one more Service Event. And if your Zone has never done an event together, it’s a great way to get things done on a manageable scale. When we can do these things, our motto “We Serve” will be that Beacon and a light will shine in all of us Lions. 2nd VDG J. Stan Furman AUGUST Upcoming Dates to remember: August 10th - Region 1 Meeting August 17th - Region 3 Meeting August 18th – Eye Bank Dinner August 24th - Region 2 Meeting 3rd Exmore Belle Haven 5th Oyster Point Mariner OV • Governor’s Message & Leader Blogs 7th Tappahanock OV • International Convention Recap & Photos 8th Beaverdam organizational meeting • Club Activities 9th Oceanside OV • PediaVision 10th Region1 meeting • Changes for the Directory 14th Onancock LAMP • July Membership Report 16th Deep Creek OV • 2009-2010 Achievement Contest Results 17th Region 3 Meeting • 2009-2010 Traveling Leo Contest Results 18th Eye Bank Dinner • Eye Bank Dinner 19th Southside OV • Eyeglass Recycling Center Report 19th Meeting with EVMS • August Region Meeting Reservation form 23rd Crossroads • RAM article & Photos 24th Region 2 Meeting • July 18th First Full Cabinet Meeting 25th Norfolk Middletown OV • John M. White Youth Exchange 26-29th 24F Fall Conference • Save a Child’s Vision August Directory changes: Page 2 - Zone H Chair, Carol Adams Page 17 - Secretary for Williamsburg New Town Lions: email should read: firstname.lastname@example.org Lion James Bowles 101 Mill View Circle Page 4 – PCC Bill Quinn Williamsburg, VA 23185 Email should read email@example.com (757)345-0571 O firstname.lastname@example.org Page 6, page 22 – Roberto Loya Page 18 - Denbigh now meets 2nd & 4th Thursday. Email should read email@example.com Page 7- Environmental Chair, Barbara Duke Page 23 – Camille Coffey email should read firstname.lastname@example.org Email should read email@example.com Page 14 - Committee Assignments are wrong, switch: Page 24 - Smithfield Lions- Timothy Marinelli "Bland Competition" with "Achievement Contest" Email should read firstname.lastname@example.org Page 15 - Point of Contact (POC) for Middlesex is: Page 28 – Woodstock Lions Club Lion Dick Brown, email@example.com change meeting day & time to: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 11:30 AM. Page 15 - Lancaster, Pam Kidwell Page 28 - Cape Charles Lions Club address is: Email should read: firstname.lastname@example.org American Legion Post 56 Page 16 - Tappahannock now meets at: 21210 S. Bayside Rd. ROMA Ristorante Italiano Cheriton, VA 1250 Tappahannock Blvd, Tappahannock Club Secretary Arthur Creamer's complete information: email: email@example.com phone: (804)443-2778 Directory Changes continue on next page Page 31 - Jamestown Leo Club information: Page 34/35 - Woodstock from meeting once a month to Chartered February 10, 2009 - Sponsored by James 1st & 3rd Tuesday City & Williamsburg New Town Lions Club Page 35, Denbigh from meeting once a month to Lion Advisor: Lion Margene Hartsough 2nd & 4th Thursdays 9927 Walnut Creek Road 1st VDG Lion Al Millers new cell phone number Toano, VA 23185 757-390-1744 (757)250-3151 H Margene234@aol.com Page 32 - Please add: Norfolk Host Mtg Place: Warhill High School Leo Club, Enrico’s Ristorant Chartered September 9, 2009 - 4012 Colley Avenue Sponsored by Williamsburg New Town Lions Club Norfolk . VA2 3508 Lion Advisor: Lion Dawn Jerry Kempsville Meeting Place: 101 Mill View Circle 2nd Thursday 7pm Williamsburg, VA 23185 Holiday inn Select-Airport (757)345-0571 O 1570 N. Military Highway firstname.lastname@example.org President of Middlesex Lions WT Perkins corrected email email@example.com Russell Fitchett 49 Redd Farm Road In August, Cradock Lions Club will meet on the 1st Waterview, VA 23180 No email Wednesday of every month at 6:29 PM. (804) 758-5058 home (804) 815-8116 cell (prefers) FINAL REPORT 2009‐2010 LIONS YEAR Congratulations to Poquoson Lions Club- winners of the Traveling Leo Contest 2009-2010! (See photos on page 11). ATTN: Club Secretaries! Don’t forget to use the new form for reporting your Traveling Leo Visits for this year. 24D July Membership Report Triple digit temperatures can be deadly – Know how to recognize the signs Norfolk, VA tied its all-time record high (105 degrees) on Saturday 7-24, set back in August 7, 1918. In Richmond, Saturday 7-24-10 was their hottest day in 33 years, tying their all-time July record high. Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high blood pressure, and people working or exercising in a hot environment. Warning signs of heat exhaustion include: • heavy sweating • tiredness • headache • paleness • weakness • nausea or vomiting • muscle cramps • dizziness • fainting The skin may be cool and moist. The victim's pulse rate will be fast and weak, and breathing will be fast and shallow. If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency. Seek medical attention and call 911 immediately if symptoms are severe, or the victim has heart problems or high blood pressure. Otherwise, help the victim to cool off, and seek medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than 1 hour. Cooling measures that may be effective include: • cool, non-alcoholic beverages, as directed by your doctor • cool shower, bath, or sponge bath • rest • Lightweight clothing • an air-conditioned environment CHECK ON YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS WHO MAY BE AT HIGH RISK FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION! HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA------HA-------HA------HA------HA From Readers Digest – A funny hot weather story! – “I was getting ready for a yard sale one summer day. Since it was so humid out, I decided to stay inside my air-conditioned house and mark the special stickers I had bought for the sale. Then I slapped them on my blouse, ran outside, stuck them on the appropriate items and rushed back inside. I did this until every item was labeled. Later that day a UPS man came by the house with a delivery. I noticed that as I was signing for the package, he seemed ill at ease. It was only after he left that I noticed there was one sticker still attached to the front of my blouse. It read: "Make me an offer." PediaVision’s Solution for Vision Screening Did you know that 1 out of every 4 school age children has a vision issue? Yet, poor vision often goes undetected by physicians, parents and teachers. Since 80% of what a child learns is visually acquired, these conditions negatively impact a child's ability to learn, to thrive and ultimately to succeed. PediaVision's® automated vision assessment solution can ensure that children are vision-ready for life and learning from as early as 6 months of age. The PediaVision® solution assists in ensuring children are vision-ready for life and learning by the early detection of refractive errors, amblyopia, strabismus, anisocoria and media opacities through automated vision screening. The statistics tell the story. One out of every four children suffers from some vision problem, including 2.4 million children ages 0-4 and 5.3 million ages 6-11. More than 430,000 children have problems such as lazy eye (amblyopia) or eyes that are either crossed or turned outward (strabismus) that can cause permanent vision loss if left untreated. Many of these can be easily treated with glasses or patching to prevent permanent disability. To prevent irreversible impairment or blindness, these and other vision problems must be detected and treated early, before the age of 8. District 24D will make great strides in reaching those 1 out of 4 children that will not normally be screened. With the addition of PediaVision®, along with Photo eye Screening and HOTV, thousands of children can be screened in our District. We CAN change the life of a child by being proactive in our screening. It is worth our efforts towards this goal. What is our Goal? 1. Seek funds from individual clubs, individuals, and corporate sponsors. 2. To donate for tax purposes, please send donations to the 501C3 organization Identified below. If you know of a corporation that can and is willing to assist with a donation, offer this opportunity. 3. Seek Matching Grants from LCIF 4. Have at least one unit by Fall Conference 2010 and to offer training for those interested. 5. Have 3 units, one for each Region 6. That no child will start school without being visually ready to learn and grow. Tax Deductable Donations For more information, Contact Lions Eyeglass Recycling Incorporated Lion Nancy Watters- 757-496-3684 c/o , Dr. Hauser Weiler - Treasurer / Secretary robbinsnest47@cox,net 267 Dawson Lane http://www.pediavision.com/ White Stone , Virginia 22578 Tax ID # 54-1670712 USA/Canada Lions Leadership Forum - Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Sept. 23-25, 2010 https://usacanadalionsforum.org/ Registration Form in PDF: https://usacanadalionsforum.org/registration.pdf Online Registration Form: https://usacanadalionsforum.org/onlineregistration.html 93rd Lions Clubs International Convention in Sydney, Australia June 28-July 2 15,000-20,000 Lions club members and their families from more than 100 countries gathered for the Lions Clubs International Convention in Sydney, Australia. For five days, Lions conducted association business, shared fellowship and enjoyed the sights of an international city. Among them, representing Lions of Virginia MD 24D, were IPDG Lion Gary & Lion Renee Rapier and DG Lion Donna & PDG Lion Hauser Weiler. Pictured on the following page are photos from their trip. Be sure to ask any of them for personal details of their experience! The Lions Clubs International Convention is one of the largest annual conventions of its kind in the world. Convention Highlights – Among this year’s highlights were: • A spectacular Parade of Nations with 10,000 Lions from 100 countries, many in native dress, along with bands and colorful floats. The parade was on Tuesday, June 29th. • A keynote address by Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III, the U.S. pilot who made an emergency landing on the Hudson River in New York, saving 155 passengers and crew on Friday, July 2nd. • Presentation of the 2010 Lions Humanitarian Award to Wangari Maathai, an internationally known environmental, peace, human rights and democracy activist from Kenya and the winner of the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize on Thursday, July 1st. • Selection of the first winner of the Lions Clubs International Global Youth Music Competition on Wednesday, June 30th. Ten young people from around the world competed on the violin. • A colorful flag ceremony with the flags of Lions nations from around the world on Wednesday, June 30th. Upcoming Lions Clubs International Conventions • 2011 – Seattle, USA 2012 – Busan, Korea 2013 – Hamburg, Germany 2014 – Toronto, Canada 2015 – Honolulu, USA See online photographs highlighting daily events from the 93rd Lions Clubs International Convention or visit Lions Online Community for additional postings on YouTube and Flickr. International Convention continued A few pictures from DG Donna’s camera! PICTURE LEGEND- 1. DG Donna w/ ID Sidd Scruggs at Lion International President’s Party 2. Sights of Sydney 3. PIP Clem Kusiak with 24-D leaders 4. Seasick District Governor Whale Watching In Sydney International Convention continued VA trip to Blowhole 1. DG Donna & Lion Hauser at the Blowhole 2. DG Donna with DG 24-E Bernice Leftwich and DG 24-F Jeff Heaberlain. 3. PDG Gary & Lion Renee 4. PDG 2001-2002 Ted Watts, his wife Nella, PDG Lion Hauser and DG Donna about Sydney RIBBON PULLING IPDG Gary pulling DG Donna’s ribbon & Lion Renee is seen pulling Lion Hauser’s ribbon International Convention continued INTERNATIONAL PARADE 1. DG Donna - Virginia Lions in International Parade 2. Virginia Lions in the International Parade 3. DG Donna in her “Down-Under” hat! 4. IPDG Gary is having a great time! 5. Lion Renee and Lion Tammie Brightwell Congratulations to MD 24-D and to Southside Lions Club for their first place finishes in the Lions Clubs International Contests held in Sydney, Australia. International Trading Pin Contest – District 1st Place: District 24 D, Virginia, USA Honorable Mention: District 14 P, Pennsylvania, USA International Friendship Banner Contest – Club 1st Place: Chesapeake Southside Lions Club, 24 D, VA, USA Honorable Mention: Ringebu-Fåvang Lions Club, 104 C, Norway To participate in next year’s contests, download the Lions Clubs International Contest Rules and entry form from the LCI web site. Poquoson Lions were awarded the 24 D District Bulletin Award and the Traveling Leo Award for Lions year 2009-2010. They also won the State Website Award! AWESOME JOB, POQUOSON! Lion Keith Feigh, Pres. of Poquoson Lions, accepted the trophy for the Traveling Leo award from 2009-2010 District Secretary Lion Donnie Johnson and the Newsletter plaque from Lion Mary Lou Newman, Bulletin Chairperson. Deep Creek Lions installed new officers for the 2010-2011 Lions year on July 19, 2010 at their regular club meeting at Zino’s Restaurant. IPDG Lion Gary Rapier conducted the installation. Pictured below are the new officers (left to right) Lion Donna Baker, Secretary Lion Linda Rapier, Tail Twister IPDG Gary Rapier Lion Barbara Harris, Club Connect Lion Nic Mallard, Lion Tamer Lion Tommy Rapier, President Lion Mary Gore, Immediate Past President Lion Renee Rapier, Treasurer Lion Randy Foster, Vice President Not pictured is 2nd VP Mike Casteen. Oceanside had Guiding Lion, George Kolesar, install the club’s new officers for Lions year 2010-2011. At a recent meeting a "think fest" was held, where everyone got to say what they wanted to do for the year and what plans should be made for another great year as we live up to our motto "We Serve". The club will be lead by the one and only Lion Jim Palacio. On the 9th of August the club will have the Governors official visit and Karoke Charter night. Can the Governor sing? We will find out! Lion Jeff Blair, Leader Dog Chairman, was presented with the “Certificate of Shame” by Oceanside Lions for having the lowest score of 60 in ten frames of bowling at the recent Bowl-A-Thon. Needless to say, Lion Jeff has a great sense of humor! Submitted Lion Nancy Cranford Oceanside PR Chair Due to space needed this month for a very active 24D, the popular “Mystery Lion” series will continue next month. If you think your information can stump the district and you want to be the Mystery Lion, please send your info to the KV editor with a picture. All Lions are welcome. HOW TO PRINT THE KNIGHTS VISION FROM THE 24D WEBSITE: Please print it for those in your club without a computer! The Knights Vision is displayed on the web site as a file called PDF. PDF stands for Portable Document Format. It's a distribution format developed by Adobe Corporation to allow electronic information to be transferred between various types of computers. The software which allows this transfer is called Acrobat. In order to view and print a PDF file you will first need to download and install a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download and install Acrobat Reader, please visit Adobe's download page. It is a free program and does not take long to download. They will walk you through all steps to download it. According to the Adobe web site, you can print all of the non-white colors in your PDF file as black. For example, choose this option for printing to an inkjet printer when you don't want to waste color ink. 1. Choose File > Print. 2. Select Print Color As Black. 3. Click OK to print. If your printer options do not include line 2 above, check to see if your printer settings give you the option to print in “black and white”. This option is sometimes located in the advanced settings. FOR VISUALLY IMPAIRED: Access.Adobe.Com is a tool that allows blind and visually impaired users to read any document in Adobe PDF format. The tool converts PDF documents into HTML or ASCII text which can then be read by a number of common screen reading programs that synthesize the HTML as audible speech. If you are using a screen reader, download the Access plug-in as well. The Adobe Access plug-in is located at http://access.adobe.com. The eyeglass recycling center held their meeting at Bill’s Seafood in Grafton the the 11th of July. PDG Chet Kramer introduced the new board and thanked everyone for coming. Lion Jim Adams gave the yearly report that is submitted to Roanoke. Our three 24D centers worked 2,003 hours. 393 Lions worked and 90 clubs were involved. There were 33,939 pair of glasses turned in. From that supply, 240 boxes were sent to Re-spec; (broken, scratched or otherwise unusable glasses) from which $ 3,432,78 was received. There are still three outstanding checks to date. These funds help to operate the center. 11,673 pair of glasses went out on mission trips to Africa, California, Romania, Ghana and Honduras. Plaques will be hung in the Southside and Peninsula centers honoring the O’shaughnessy-Hurst foundation grants to the centers. PCC Lion Hauser met Lions from an African district at the International Convention in Sydney and they had told him of their need for eyeglasses and hearing aids. It was agreed that we will support this cause by sending hearing aids and plastic frame glasses. Lion Hauser will coordinate this project. PDG Dick Knox had a request from the United Way of Hampton Roads Day of Caring expressing interest in coming to the center to “learn the ropes” and work. The date set for that will be September 10th 8:30 am – 4:30 pm at the Southside center. Submitted by Lion Nancy Cranford – EGRC Pr chair G O V E R N O R ’ S C O N T E S T formerly known as: FINAL REPORT – END OF LION YEAR 2009-2010 “While they were saying among themselves it cannot be done, it was done.” We had a wonderful year of club participation in the 2009-2010 Achievement Contest. Of the 59 clubs, 45 of them qualified for the banner patch award because they earned over 8000 points for the year. This year we did things a little different and hopefully better. We recognized the top club in each Zone for having the most points in the Zone. Winners were: • Zone A Middlesex Zone B East Denbigh • Zone E East Thalia • Zone B West Williamsburg Host • Zone E West Kempsville • Zone C Southside • Zone F Central Shore • Zone D Oceanview • Zone G Smithfield Top Gross winners were: Top Net Winners were: • 1st Place Thalia • 1st place Oceanside • 2nd Place Southside • 2nd place Richmond County • 3rd place Middlesex • 3rd place Chesapeake Host Instead of giving the winners a champion plaque, the District purchased awards banners for each top champion to showcase at their club for the year. These banners will be returned at the last District Meeting in June to be used for the next award winners. Each top place winners also received a banner patch signifying their place in this competition. We hope with the addition of these banners, clubs will put a little more effort into winning these banners to display in their club next year. Any club can win, it just takes effort and activity in your community. Submitted by IPDG Lion Gary T. Rapier CC - 24D Cabinet Secretary 10-11 Gross Points: Thalia Lions Club Net Points: Oceanside Lions Club THANK YOU, LION NANCY CRANFORD, ACHIEVEMENT CHAIRPERSON, FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK KEEPING THE RECORDS FOR THIS CONTEST! John M. WHITE Youth Camp YOUTH EXCHANGE GROUP Lion Jeff Jacobs Youth Exchange Chairman Julia Kuntzmann Janka Urbanova Jesus Morales Lea Dettli Trisha Holden Below: Ondrej Bilek & Hector de Courcy-Wheeler Mabelle Mrad (left) Federica Giulani (left) and and Julian Mekeirel (right) Gabriele Lo Torto (right) Matteo Boehm Submitted by Lion Hauser Weiler General Chair - MD24 RAM/LAMP WISE VIRGINIA, JULY 2010 Photos by Lions Roy Stockdill and Nancy Cranford and Hauser Weiler, PCC. We have just completed another successful Remote Area Medical project in Wise, VA. This is number 11 and 24 D has been there every year with our Sight and Hearing Van and our dedicated Lions volunteers. As is years past, we have done vision and hearing screening, eyeglass dispensing, registration, patient escort and food service. Without the infrastructure the Lions of Virginia provide, an important part of the service delivered to the less fortunate would go unfilled. This year the numbers of patients seen was down from previous years, largely due to the intense heat and patients trying to decide between eyes and teeth. This will be addressed next year as well as having a more efficient use of our van assets as there is now a unit from 24F. Our statistics as we collected them, and not yet refined by the RAM statisticians are: 24D Van screenings: 308 Total for all vans 988 Eye Exams 968 New eyeglasses made on sight 950 There were no recycled eyeglasses dispensed, so we are recommending that none be taken to future RAM events as the RAM opticians would rather provide all new eyeglasses. The Lions of Virginia appreciate the dedication of those who attended and served this weekend. As RAM/LAMP Chair, I personally thank you for your dedication, sacrifice and helping give the gift of vision to those less fortunate than us. MORE ABOUT RAM FROM LION NANCY CRANFORD……. That is the number of Lions and friends from 24-D that went to Wise VA for the, 11th year of RAM. The work starts at 6 a.m. on Friday morning and runs thru Sunday noon. There were 3 Sight and Hearing vans and one LAMP trailer there. About 1,000 patients were seen through those vans and trailer. Districts 24-A, 24-C & 24-F all take part in the project. The vans were honored to have Stan Brock, Remote Area Medical founder, Sister Bernie who started the project in Wise, VA and Senator John Warner, seen here with 24D guest Abas Adenan all come thru the vans and thank each Lion for their part in making this a success. RAM continued Williamsburg Host, Western Branch, Tappahannock, Mathews, Southside, Thalia, James City, Oceanside & New Kent, and Richmond County were all represented at RAM. Colleen Adenan, granddaughter of Margene and Dave Hartsough. Colleen is 14 and this is the 2nd year she has been a part of RAM. She has worked in registration, and this year she also worked in the book store. Lions John & Nancy Watters bring their grandaughter, Elizabeth Starbucks, who is 16 yrs. old. She has been there two years and she works in the vision check-in. They are so young and yet they care and they live the Lions Motto "We Serve". Lion Sandy Mikulecky, Mathews and Debbie Ivey, New Kent Lions 24D Lions at RAM Lion Mary Lou Newman, Windsor Lions, presented a 10th anniversary RAM pin to the last vision patient that was seen in the 24-D van on Sunday. The 24D Sight and Hearing van has taken part in all RAM projects. Lions John Cranford, Roy Stockdill, Oceanside Lions and Mary Davis, Southside, at the van. Lion Jill Morefield, Western Branch RAM continued Lion Nancy Cranford, Oceanside with Lion Nancy Watters, Thalia Lions Lion Debbie Ivey, New Kent and Stan Brock, founder of the with young helper Lion Dave Hartsbough, James City Remote Area Medical project. in the door of the S & H Van. 2nd RAM article submitted by Lion Nancy Cranford - Sight & Hearing President & LAMP C0-Chair. IRS Announces One-Time Filing Relief The IRS has announced recently a one-time filing relief for small organizations that failed to file for three consecutive years. The Internal Revenue Service announced that small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they failed to file required returns for 2007, 2008, and 2009 can preserve their exempt status by filing returns by October 15, 2010. Two types of relief are available for small exempt organizations -a filing extension for the smallest organizations required to file Form 990-N, Electronic Notice (e-Postcard), and a voluntary compliance program(VCP)for small organizations eligible to file Form 990-EZ, Short Form Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. Find more information about the filing relief program on irs.gov. In addition to the Lions, you may have friends in other organizations that may need to take advantage of this filing opportunity. Submitted by Lion Bud Warren, Past 24D District Treasurer Does your club have a new Sight & Hearing chairman this year? If so, please contact Lion Lisa Baker with the new information. 757-484-6566 or firstname.lastname@example.org The information is needed to keep our district answering service up to date. The first full Cabinet Meeting of the 2010-2011 was held on Sunday, July 18, 2010 in the Brickhouse Auditorium at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. District 24D made a fantastic showing. Forty-six of fifty-two Cabinet members were in attendance, forty-six of the fifty-nine clubs in the district were also there, as well as fourteen Past District Governors. Great start to a new year! Cabinet Secretary Lion Gary Rapier, and DG Donna Weiler 2VG Lion Stan Furman and 1st VDG Lion Alton Miller Below left, Lion Nancy Cranford, accepts a $1000 check from Little Creek Lion Doug Ellington for the Sight and Hearing Van replacement Fund. Pictured here (right) is 2nd VDG Lion Stan Furman speaking to the district. CLICK HERE TO GO READ THE MINUTES FROM THE FIRST FULL CABINET MEETING Deep Creek Lions Randy Foster and Julie Foster Lions Bill Quinn, PCC and Gerri Quinn Lion Jim Adams – Eyeglass Recycling Center Lions Joe Brown, PCC and Barbara Brown DG Donna Weiler & PCC Hauser Weiler 1st VDG Lion Alton Miller Thank you to Club KV Patrons who have made a one time yearly donation to The Knights Vision. 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What a deal! 24-D District Governor Lion Donna Weiler 267 Dawson Lane White Stone, VA 22578 District Governor 1st Vice District Governor 2nd Vice District Governor Lion Donna Weiler Lion Al Miller 4004 Atlaantic Ave. 267 Dawson Lane 521 Royal Palm Drive Virginia Beach, VA 23451 White Stone, VA 22578 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 email@example.com 804-435-0341 757-390-1744 Lion J. Stan Furman firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com THALIA RICHMOND COUNTY VIRGINIA BCH CENTRAL The Knights Vision Cabinet Secretary District Webmaster Editor/Business Manager IPDG Lion Gary Rapier, CC Lion Sol Sherfy Lion Donna Baker 1841 Gettysburg Road 5102 Sawgrass Court 238 Westonia Road Virginia Beach, VA 23464 Suffolk, VA 23435 Chesapeake, VA 23323 cell: 757-469-5493 757-484-7146 cell: 757-407-5148 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org DEEP CREEK SMITHFIELD DEEP CREEK The Knights’ Vision is published monthly by the Lions of Virginia District 24-D. 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