Lions are part of a distinguished service history, dedicated to serving the blind and the vision impaired. At a 1925 convention Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become her “Knights for the Blind”, as crusaders against blindness. By conducting vision screenings to detect eye problems and providing glasses, Lions can change the future for many people.
Lions Clubs also help bring communities together. We work closely with the city, police, schools, the Chamber of Commerce, churches and nursing homes to plan together how Lions can help the residents in our area.
Volunteers are always welcome to serve on projects or committees. Please contact us by completing the form on the “Contact Us” page, or contact any member.
We conduct free vision screenings for adults and children in a variety of places and community gatherings. We provide free vision screenings to children in the Savannah area through our KidsightUSA program, using the Welch Alyn Spot Vision Screener. This is a handheld, portable device designed to help easily detect vision issues on children as young as 6 months old, as well as adults. Both eyes are screened at once from a 3 foot distance and the results are immediately displayed on the computer screen. This computer display allows for early detection of near & far sightedness, unequal refractive power, blurred vision, pupil size deviation and eye misalignment. People are referred an eye doctor for further care as needed.
Would you like to help the Pooler Lions with some vision screenings at area schools? Email us at email@example.com and we will contact you about how you can help us with this community service for our students.
The Pooler Lions sponsor Sight for Students in area schools, which allows qualifying local students to obtain vouchers for free vision care.
Used glasses are collected and sent to the GA Lions Lighthouse for redistribution.
Donation boxes are located in Pooler at: Wal-Mart Optical Dept, 160 Pooler Pkwy; Sam’s Club Optical Dept, 15 Mill Creek Cir; Vision Works, 276 Pooler Pkwy, ste b; Low Country Eye Care, 1000 Towne Center Blvd, ste 502; MyEye Doctor, 105 Grand Central Blvd; Pooler Senior Center, 755 Plantation Dr; Godley Station School, 2135 Benton Blvd; and Pooler Elementary School, 308 Holly Ave.
If you don’t see a Pooler Lions Club donation box please ask as some are in back room areas.
We put up American flags along Hwy 80 for patriotic holidays.
We read to students at Godley Station and tutor Pooler Elementary students.
We award a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating Pooler high school senior. For more information click on the “Scholarship” tab above.
We deliver holiday cards to the residents of the local nursing homes.
We provide stuffed lions to the Pooler Police for kids in traumatic situations.
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the November 2019 Pooler Lions Club Business of the Month is Luann Zorn-Zipperer, REALTOR, MCSP at Landmark 24 Homes & Realty, Inc. We thank her for her support as a sponsor for our annual Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser.
Luann is an onsite Sales Manager and has spent 13 years at Landmark 24. With the success of the business, she’s been able to sell from numerous neighborhoods and access more inventory for her clients. She works hard to become an expert on each plan that Landmark 24 Homes sells. Being an active agent helps her understand the responsibilities of her management duties. When she assists agents and administrators with the sales process, drawing deeply on her extensive real estate sales experience to make this side of the process function smoothly for everyone.
Luann can be reached at (912) 667 9146 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You may also visit their website at www.landmark24.com
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of our November 2019 Pooler Lions Club Business of the Month is Interstate Sports. We thank them for their support as a sponsor for our 2019 Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser.
Interstate Sports Gifts offers a variety of unique gift ideas for avid sports fan. If you are looking for that perfect NFL or College gift – Look No Further! If you want to impress sports fans, or just add something to talk about to your Man Cave – Look No Further!
Interstate Sports and Gifts offers a great selection of Apparel & Accessories, Drinkware, Home/Man Cave Décor, and Vehicle Items for you to choose from. If you are a sports fan, or know a sports fan, visit Interstate Sports Gifts!
Interstate Sports Gifts is located at 200 Tanger Outlet Blvd. Suite 871 Pooler, Georgia 31322. Call them at 912-433-8566 or visit their website at www.interstatesportsgifts.com.
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of our November 2019 Pooler Lions Club Business of the Month is the Bank of Newington. We thank them for their support as a sponsor for our 2019 Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser.
Family owned and operated since 1919, the Bank of Newington has always been in the business of serving and growing their community. They focus on providing relationship driven, expectation-exceeding customer experiences. They offer a full host of banking services and technology that rivals the mega banks, but they do it with a personal touch.
They don’t believe in “nickel & diming” their customers with account fees and service charges. In fact, none of their deposit accounts carry any monthly fees, period. Their lending philosophy is rooted in a common sense approach. They have a wide array of lending products, ranging from personal loans to home construction, all the way up to small business and development loans.
They recently opened a new Springfield office located on Hwy 21 to complement their two pre-existing branches in Newington and Sylvania. This new branch is intended to better accommodate their existing customer base and hopefully allow them to expand our reach and serve new customers as well. They take relationships very seriously and go above and beyond to nurture those that they have been blessed with.
You can find them at www.bankofnewington.com or one of their branches listed below:
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of our November 2019 Pooler Lions Club Business of the Month is BJ’s Beverage. We thank them for their support as a repeat sponsor for our annual Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser.
BJ’s Beverage is a Veteran owned liquor store in the Pooler Area. Since 2010 they have been serving the Pooler Community with all your Beer, Wine & Spirit needs. They pride themselves on great customer service and a clean organized store. They have a large selection of Domestic, Imported and Craft Beer, and keg service is available at a low price. They can handle any size event from a small gathering to a Military Ball. So, before your next event, stop in and let them help you put together a package to fit your needs.
BJ’s Beverage salutes all the men and women in uniform and their families. Active and retired Military always receive up to 10% discount at BJ’s Beverage. They also offer up to 10% off to Gulfstream employees with badge or parking pass and hotel guests (exit 104 at I-95) with a hotel key. Please provide badge or hotel key to receive discount offer.
BJ’s Beverage is located at 125 Foxfield Way, Ste 1, Pooler, Georgia, 31322. Please call (912) 330-8202 for more information.
Pictured above is Jonathan Bridges, Owner.
We sponsor a Peace Poster Contest through Lions Club International for Middle School students at West Chatham and Godley Station School. The winning poster goes on to district competition and that winning poster goes to state competition. The winner of the international contest receives a $5,000 prize, their poster is made into an international stamp, and the winner is honored on Lions Day at the United Nations!
The 2018 Pooler Lions Club winners are (from left to right in the above photo) Jaidyn Parra, a 6th grader at Godley Station Middle School; and Elizabeth Haynes, a 7th grader at West Chatham Middle School.
This year’s theme is “Kindness Matters”. Ms. Parra’s quote on peace is “Peace begins with a Smile” and Ms. Haynes’ quote is “Working Together can make a Whole”.
We provide food and discounted hotel rooms for military personnel stranded at the Savannah Airport USO.