Tipton Lions Upcoming Meetings
55 Year Award - Ken Muller
Our meetings are held at the Tipton Lions Club building on the Cedar County Fairgrounds. We meet the first Thursday of the month at noon and the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm.
All are welcome!
The 55 Year Award was presented to Lion Ken Muller by President Ken Crock at the June 1, 2023 meeting.
Ken has been an asset to the Tipton lions Club for years. He joined the club in April of 1968. Through the years he has served as the Tipton Lion's Treasurer and worked on major projects such as the building of the Tipton Senior Park. He is still active volunteering for The Flags over Tipton Project, Hunters Breakfast, Cedar County Fair, planting trees and more. We all greatly appreciate his commitment to the community.
Eye Glasses Collection
Alice Whitlatch advised that she has been able to collect several eye glasses from the following sites:
Family Foods, US Bank, Tipton Pharmacy, Vision Center and United Methodist Church.
Alice is the chair for this activity. Questions?? call Alice at 319-359-8998.
Tipton Lions Club does KidSight testing for the community. The KidSight committee consists of Mike Boyle, Sarah Crock, Sherry Willey and Chairperson Judy Archer. Every month two members of this group attend the Cedar County WIC program to screen kids that have not been screened before. This service is free to all children. The ages that we can screen are 6 months to Preschool age. We use a digital camera that has been purchased by the West Branch Lions Club and the Tipton Lions Club. The cost of these cameras is around $6,000. When school starts, at the beginning of the new school year, we screen all the preschoolers, head start students, Bennett preschoolers, Tipton preschoolers and day care students. By doing this every year, we have alerted many parents to have their child's eyes checked by a vision professional. After we get done with the screening of a particular group, we send the results via computer to the KidSight Screening Center for the Lions at Coralville. They have trained professionals that check the results. If they feel there is a problem, they in-turn send it to the University of Iowa Hospital. The parents are then notified via mail as to this report.
This is a very worthwhile project that the Lions across the continent are involved in.
If you would like to help with this project, please contact a Tipton Lion member.
Scholarship to High School Graduating Senior
Each year the Tipton Lions provide scholarships to graduating seniors. The student needs to contact their student counselor at the Tipton High School to apply. That counselor in-turn has forms for them to fill out. After they have filled out the forms, the counselor provides them to the Lions Scholarship Committee. The committee evaluates the applications and notifies the school counselor of the winners.
Social Activities at Club Meetings
Several of our Evening Club Meetings provide family inclusion for celebration of special events. They include:
February - Sweetheart's night
June - Installation of Officers
August - Summer Family Picnic
December - Family Potluck Christmas Party
PHOTO of Santa taking a break after spending a FUN time with all the children.