Members of the Janesville Noon Lions Club recently led an effort to raise money to help female students from the Wisconsin School for the Blind and Visually Impaired with expenses related to their prom, in particular buying that perfect dress. We also learned that there were some male WSBVI students who needed assistance with the cost of their tuxedo rental.
This is an update on the partnership between the Janesville Noon Lions Club, the Janesville Velo Club, and Michael’s Cycles to repair bicycles owned by the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
We are pleased to report that we recently were able to deliver bikes No. 4, 5, and 6 to WCBVI. Pictured above making the delivery are, left to right, Lion Dennis Steed, Hans Genrich of Michael’s Cycles, Dustin Andrews of WCBVI, Lion Blaine Vance (dressed as Lorenzo), and Devan Dutra of the Janesville Velo Club.
During this trip we also picked up bikes No. 7, 8, 9 and 10 to be taken to Michael’s for repairs. These are the final four bikes in the WCBVI fleet.
The Lions Club and Velo Club contributed financially to the project, and Michael’s provided repairs at a reduced rate. The Lions Club is pleased to have been a part of this effort to combine our mission of vision-related issues and community service to make this project a reality.
Leaders from our club met with members of the SSM Health Davis Duehr Dean Eye Care team in Janesville on Friday, April 6 to drop off information about the impact diabetes can have on eyesight and collect recycled eye wear to give to low-income people in need.
Pictured left to right are: Dennis Steed, Lions Club Vice President, Davis Duehr Dean’s Michele Derungs, Cindi Aitchison and Lisa Vaughn, and a costumed Lion President Blaine Vance.
Visit our Eyeglass Recycling page to learn more about our efforts and to view a map of the 30+ locations in the Janesville area at which used eyeglasses can be dropped off.