Harrison Lions Club Hosts Community Service Expo - January 6, 2016
Harrison, New Jersey – On Saturday January 16, 2016, the Harrison High School National Honor Society and the Harrison Lions Club are inviting members of the community to join them for a special international service event. The Lions Worldwide Week of Service brings Lions around the world together to serve their communities and support their goal of helping 100 million people by the 100th anniversary of Lions Clubs International in 2017. While the Lions are the largest service club organization in the world with its 1.35 million members serving in more than 46,000 clubs in over 200 countries, they are not the only service group in your community. All around you are civic minded people volunteering their time and energy to help the less fortunate. That is why the Harrison Lions Club will be hosting a Community Service Expo on January 16, 2016 from 12:00 to 3:00 PM in the Harrison High School Media Center located at 800 Hamilton Street in Harrison. Community-minded men, women, and children are invited to join us and other service clubs from our community to help us celebrate the virtues of volunteering and helping those that are in need. Service groups that help our veterans, blind people, people with special needs, or people suffering from terminal illnesses, will have a table and a representative standing by to answer your questions about seeking assistance or helping you find a way to help them help others.
During this event, the Lions Club will be conducting a free vision screening for children between the ages of 1 and 6 years old. Vision screening children under the age of 6 can identify a potential need for further assessment by a physician. Roughly 80% of all visual impairment can be prevented or corrected if identified at an early stage.
In honor of the birthday of our founder, Melvin Jones, the Lions Club will be offering cake and coffee to those in attendance on January 16th. At the Lions table, we will be signing up young men and women ages 12-18 to join our newly forming Leos Club. While you must be 18 years old to become a Lion, it is never too early to begin volunteering. The Leos Club is an opportunity for our young men and women to experience what it’s like to help others and give back to their community. We ask everyone that attends to bring with them a donation of canned food so that we may help the local pantries replenish their supplies after this holiday season.
“We encourage anyone who is interested in making a difference to join us for this special service event,” said Second Vice District Governor, Nick Landy, Lions Club event organizer and Past President. “We welcome the opportunity to tell people about our work in the community and how they can get involved. There’s nothing like the feeling of giving back and helping neighbors in need.” To learn more about the Community Service Expo, please contact Nick Landy at email@example.com, or feel free to visit our website at http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/harrisonnj
, or just simply post your question to our Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/harrisonlionsclub