Members of Waupaca Lions and Lioness clubs attended the Lions District Convention held Nov. 1-2 in Green Bay.
They saw demonstrations of new eye screening equipment that will soon be used to screen children in this area. The technically-advanced camera only needs a few seconds to take a picture of a child’s eyes.
Lions and Lioness are currently collecting funds to help purchase 10 Pedi Vision cameras for the district.
A grant from Lions Clubs International will help to pay for the cameras, which cost about $8,000 each.
The Lions District of northeast Wisconsin is comprised of 72 Lions clubs, 18 Lioness clubs and eight Leo clubs.
Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization.
Membership fees are currently being waived for any veteran who joins prior to the summer of 2014. Veterans interested in joining Lions/Lioness can contact any member or call in a Lioness Louise Gehrt at 715-281-1200.
The Lions/Lioness currently are collecting deer hides for the Wisconsin Lions Camp. They continuously collect old eyeglasses and hearing aids.