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Club Activities
Club Activities

Photo Album of Club Activities
in District A1.

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The National Special Olympics Summer Games were held in London this past summer and London Central members and wives were there to help with vision testing of the athletes. They assisted in the “Opening Eyes” program; an LCIF funded program which has partnered the Special Olympics in over 80 nations and Lions Clubs International for the last 10 years. They were part of a group of 35 volunteers, which included optometrists and opticians, that for 3 days did the screening, eye testing and dispensed corrective glasses. 314 athletes were screened and 182 prescription glasses plus 144 sunglasses were provided. Caterina Rewega, Sports Manager, Special Olympics Canada expressed her gratitude to the Central members that committed their time and effort to the Opening Eyes event. We dedicated 3 days of our time to receive much more than we gave states Lion Brian Nicholds who organized the Clubs participation. We were given the opportunity as Lions to interact with such wonderful people rather than just giving a donation. It will long be remembered. The London Central Club will be celebrating its 90th anniversary this coming June and President Lion Ed Busko states that in the 45 years that he has been a member vision care has always been the number one priority with the Club. The Club had recently made a $50,000. commitment to equip an eye examination suite at The Ivey Eye Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London.