Hagerstown Lions Club

December 31, 2007

Eyeglasses collection

During the latest two-week reporting period, the Hagerstown Lions Club has collected 112 pairs of eyeglasses, 299 lenses and 45 cases.

From July to December 2007, the Lions Club collected 1,733 pairs of eyeglasses, 4,163 lenses, 49 eyeglass frames and 544 cases, with a total value of $8,779.

Since the year 2000, eyeglasses donated by the Hagerstown Lions Club to IMA World Health had a total value of $165,319. IMA distributes medical assistance to more than 400 hospitals and clinics in more than 60 developing countries.


Sight conservation is a major project of Lions Clubs International, the world's largest and most active service club organization.

Service awards

The following Hagerstown Lions were recently presented awards for consecutive years of perfect attendance:

Earl Wolf, 55 years; Jack Byers, 45; Robert Thiess, 33; Bernard Lesky, 32; Charles Groh, 30; Scott Minnich, and Harry Snook, 26; Brad Downey and David Fisher, 25; Tim Foltz, Larry Funk and Gerald House, 19; Mark Green and Richard Hershey, 17; William Nairn, 15; Ted Hull, 14; Richard Stenger and Harry Baker, 13; James Fritsch, 12; Watson Rasey and Paul Sweeney, 10; Gordon Crabb, Andrew Hoffman and Robert Tantillo, nine; Paul Leatherman and David Moats, eight; David Kaplan, Rudolph Krumpe, Robert Rankin and Merle Saville, seven; Gus Rethemeyer and Donald Tumble, six; Brooks McBurney, Tom Perry, Duane May and Chris Stockslager, five; Frank Stanley, three; Bob VanLaningham and Joe Wolf, two; Jay Lauver, Buck Browning and Alan Brodell, one.

Five-year chevrons

Recipients of five-year chevrons for years of membership were: Paul Hoffman, 65; Charles Groh, 35; Karl Licht, 30; Paul Leatherman, 25; Tim Foltz and Mark Green, 20; Charles Henson, Ted Hull and Bill Nairn, 15; and Watson Rasey, 10.

ยทThe club meets every Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. at the Morris Frock American Legion, Northern Avenue, Hagerstown. Guests and prospective members are welcome.

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