Stafford Lions Share Vision Enhancer Machines

Mar 08, 2019

People with low vision, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma and cataracts can benefit from a Vision Enhancer Machine that helps them read, write and regain their visual independence. The Stafford Township Lions Club has a few machines available for use if anyone is in need. Those interested may call Sue Mueller at 609-698-5311 or Bob Skrable at 609-709-6093.

A woman from Barnegat whose first name is Regina found help with a Vision Enhancer Machine that the club lent to her. She has been suffering with macular degeneration since 2012. A friend who has a similar unit guided Regina to the Stafford Lions.

Regina wrote in her thank-you letter to the Lions, “The machine is helping me maintain bookkeeping, read the mail, and other reading material.”

Lions Bob Skrable, Tom Struble, and Willy and Susan Mueller are commended by the club for arranging the loan of the Vision Enhancer to the area neighbor. Several other N.J. Lions clubs have Vision Enhancer Machines available.

Beach Haven West Civic Association

Invites Stafford Lions to Speak

In addition to the vision programs that many people associate with Lions clubs, other work was outlined to a local community organization recently.

The Stafford Township Lions Club was invited to speak at the Beach Haven West Civic Association’s monthly meeting regarding “Who are Lions Clubs International and What Do They Do?”

Dave Skrivanek, governor of 1st Vice District 16L, one of three districts in New Jersey, spoke first about the 101st anniversary of Lions Clubs International and the support, both financial and personal, that is distributed throughout the world when a disaster strikes, as well as aiding clubs with local needs.

Susan Mueller spoke next about the youngest members of Lions Clubs International, the Leos, who can range in age from 12 to 30. There has been a school-based Leo Club in the Southern Regional School District since 2012 ,and the club is well regarded for the numerous community projects it has completed at Southern Ocean Medical Center and local nursing homes, and for needy members of the community.

Ken Welsh described the White Cane fundraisers, the main source of donations, and how every penny received is returned to help those in need.

Club President Tom Rex described the vision screening service that the club performs at many elementary and middle schools and nursery schools at no charge, from Bass River to Waretown.

After the presentation, the Beach Haven West Civic Association voted to donate $500 to the club’s activities account.

The Stafford Township Lions Club has been in operation for 70 years and holds its general monthly meetings at Calloways Restaurant in Staffordville at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month.

For more information, contact The Lions Club of Stafford Township by email at begegals@aol.com or by phone at 609-709-6093.  —M.S.

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