The Waupaca Lions Club is celebrating its 90th year of service to the Waupaca community.
The Waupaca Lions members devote time and resources to vision and hearing health related work, support diabetes awareness, community projects to help disabled persons, and support the Wisconsin Lions Camp.
The most recent project of the club is the eye-screening of children in preschools and elementary grades using the new SPOT vision screening camera.
The club meets twice monthly under the leadership of a board of directors, with Todd Mallasch as president.
The Waupaca Lioness Club is affiliated statewide with the Wisconsin Lions and also have many projects for the betterment of the community, state and world.
“The Lioness congratulate the Waupaca Lions on their 90th year of organization,” said Waupaca Lioness President Pat Daniels. “We are proud of your work in our community and worldwide. ”
During the Lions’ worldwide “week of service,” Jan. 10-16, Lions throughout the world will begin to celebrate the centennial year of Lions International in 2017. Lions Club founder Melvin Jones was born Jan. 13, 1879, and formed the first Lions club in 1917.
For the two years preceding the centennial year, Lions throughout the world will have these service challenges: To provide 10 million youth with books and literacy; to provide 10 million children with eye care; to provide 10 million people with ongoing food assistance; and to plant 10 million trees.
The theme for the 2017 Centennial Celebration is: “Where There is a Need, There’s a Lion!”