Sunday, March 15, 2015


ABOVE: Kembra Smith, Lions Clubs International Director, from Atlanta, Georgia, was the keynote speaker at the Ohio Lions District 13B annual convention, held  at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron on March 13-15, 2015.  
ABOVE:  International Director Kembra Smith (left), Lorain County Health & Dentistry Optometrist, Joyce Ramsue-Thompson (center) and Past Council Chair of Ohio Lions, Forrest Conrad (right), during Ms. Smith's site visit to the Vision Clinic at LCH&D on Friday, March 13.  The state-of-the-art equipment at the Vision Clinic was partly funded with a $75,000 grant from Lions Clubs International Foundation, Chicago, Illinois.  Another $175,000 needed to equip the Vision Clinic was raised through the efforts of the Lorain Lions Club and the 56 clubs of Lions District 13B.
ABOVE:  Officers of Ohio Lions District 13B accompanied International Director Kembra Smith on a site visit to the Vision Clinic on Friday, March 13. 
ABOVE:  Past Council Chair Forrest Conrad (left), Past District Governor and current District Cabinet Secretary Myron Amstutz from Ashland, Ohio (center) listen to Stephanie Wiersma, President & CEO of Lorain County Health & Dentistry (right) review the background of LCH&D and the collaboration with local Lions Clubs that enabled the establishment of the Vision Clinic.
ABOVE:  Kembra Smith, Dr. Joyce Ramsue-Thompson, PCC/PDG Forrest Conrad and Stephanie Wiersma discuss the needs and challenges of  providing health care and vision services through the efforts of non-profit organizations such as LCIF and LCH&D.
ABOVE:  Lorain Lions Club 1st Vice President Frank Csubak, President Kim Worden and Lion Dan Smith, show off some of the awards received by the Lorain Lions at the District Convention March 13-15.
ABOVE: Lion Dan Smith (left), received the Dick Bryan Fellow Award for his efforts in Diabetes education from District Governor Jeff Hillis at the Ohio Lions District 13B Convention at Sawmill Creek, Huron, Ohio on March 14, 2015

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