Guiding Lion Geoff Honored at Pleasant Hills Lions Steak Fry

On June 3rd our Guiding Lion, Geoff Temple, was honored on the behalf of the Pitt Lions by Catherine D’Ardenne and Matt Bohince with a special mug created for him by the outgoing officers. Geoff has been a driving force for our club since its original formation in late spring of 2012.  He walked the founding members through the start-up phase, planned our charter night celebration, regularly attended executive board and general body meetings, and introduced us to Lionism and the wonderful Lions of the Pittsburgh area.  Additionally, Geoff is one of the most active Lions in our district, ser

PA Lions State Convention May 17th-19th

Matt's First Authentic Philly Cheesesteak at Jim's on South Street

From May 17th to 19th, 2013, UPitt Lions Matt Bohince, Alex Cupo, and Catherine D'Ardenne attended the PA Lions State Convention held in Valley Forge, PA. The Lions spent the weekend participating in seminars, sitting in on meetings, and exploring the great city of Philadelphia."My favorite part was the district 14-B caucus, even though we were only there for a few minutes," Matt said when asked about his experience at Convention. "For the first time at a district meeting, I felt like a contributing member instead of a guest.

End of May Eyeglass Collection Update - Space Needed!!!

Recent donations from UPitt Lion Heather Tellez, the Bloomfield/Lawrenceville Lions, the Mon River Fleet Lions, and the Eye Center Optical Shop at UPMC Mercy have brought in another wave of gently used eyeglasses. Our club is eager to get these glasses prepped and ready for shipment to communities in need of them. However, we are still looking for a place to more permanently store and process the glasses.

Summary of Lions UPMC PR Event

 The Lions Club of Pittsburgh/UPMC PR event on April 16th set the tone for the eyeglass collection and processing that we'll be doing next year.  In coordination with the Lions Club of Pittsburgh and UPMC, our club will soon be recognized as one of the only official eyeglass processing centers in the state of PA.   We've been gifted several lensometer machines as well as hundreds of pairs of eyeglasses.  Next year, volunteers from our club will periodically diagnose and sort the eyeglasses so that they can be send to those in need overseas.

Raised $515 for Relay for Life, Goal Met!

Congratulations to Team Captain Alex Cupo and all the participants in Relay for Life on Friday.  Through the combined efforts of of our members, we were able to raise $515, surpassing our club goal of $500.  That money is going to a great cause at the American Cancer Society.  It was remarkable how much was accomplished in such a short period of time, and next year we will set the bar even higher!

Lions/UPMC Eyeglass Collection Event

 Location: 837 WPUDate: Tuesday, 4/16/13Time: 10:00am-12:00pm This is a PR event jointly hosted by the Lions Club of Pittsburgh and UPMC. They'll have machines set up to demonstrate how we can identify the prescription in the lenses. The media will be there covering the event, so you might even get in the paper if you come!You DO NOT need to stay the entire time to come. Even if you can only stop by for 10 minutes, come and try out the equipment we'll use next year for the eyeglass collection drive.

Vital Signs of the Eye Workshop a Success!

On April 1st, 2013, nine Pitt Lions attended a workshop held in UPMC's Eye and Ear Institute led by residents Dr. Amanda Way, Dr. Ahmara Gibbons, Dr. Anya Gushchin and medical students Divya Keerthy, Bo Wang, and Amy Lu. The workshop opened with a brief presentation on the eye exam and an overview of eye anatomy and physiology. Attendees then broke down into smaller groups and moved into the exam rooms with the residents and medical students.

Relay for Life this Friday

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/?team_id=1403932&pg=team&fr_id=48344   Above is a link to our club's donation page for Relay for Life.  For those of you who don't know, Relay for Life is an organized, overnight fundraising walk to raise money for the American Cancer Society.  Teams of students camp out around a track on the Cathedral Lawn, and members of each team take turns walking around the track.

Blind Bowlers Tournament

 The Blind Bowlers Tournament was a huge success on Friday!  We met some amazing people, many of whom can bowl better blind than most sighted people can.  We let them know which pins were still standing after their throws, although sometimes they already knew.  It was truly an amazing experience.  The tournament is held every spring, so we'll definitely go back and help again next year!

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