The club, via president John Menken and vice-president, Jennifer Willi, presented a $5,000 check to First Vice District Governor 44H, Scott Wilson to aid in the purchase of 15 new vision screening machines for OPERATION KID SIGHT in the state of New Hampshire. NH Lions raised a total of $53,392 which will be matched by Lions International.
Scott will be our “point” man with the Health Source Board, and newly inducted member, Mark Cotrupi with be our coordinator for the vision screening. In addition to Mark, 7 other Moultonborough Lions will be trained on one of the 15 new machines, hopefully during the month of November. The purpose of the screening is to catch any vision problems early and send the individuals to the appropriate eye care professionals.
This will mean 17 vision screening machines for the State (as we already had two) to cover 220 NH towns. The new machines are smaller and can screen @ 100 students in approximately 45 minutes. All students (who return permission forms) from 6 months through grade 6 will be screened, and students in grades 7, 9, and 11.