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 May 2019 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Oral & Facial Surgery Group. We thank them for their generous support as an Eagle sponsor for our 2019 4th Annual “Chipping for Charity” Golf Fundraiser.
Dr. Nicholas Theodotou and his talented, extensively trained team provide a variety of oral surgery services in a comfortable, approachable environment. They strive to provide an easy, informed and exceptional experience with each patient to ensure a seamless procedure and recovery. The office accepts most insurances, including Medicaid, and provides several payment plan options, such as CareCredit and a Dental Discount Plan.
Dr. Nicholas Theodotou is a seasoned oral surgeon with extensive skills in general dentistry and prosthodontics and has over 30 years of experience. He is a local resident of Pooler and volunteers at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. Dr. Theodotou and his team are also proud supporters of local nonprofits and organizations, such as the Pooler Chamber of Commerce, Union Mission, Urban Hope, Pooler Lion’s Club and the Howard Hand in Hand program at St. Joseph’s/Candler.
Oral & Facial Surgery Group is located at 506 W Hwy 80 Pooler, GA 31322. Please visit their website: www.theofsgroup.com/locations/pooler/ or call them at 912.330.9229.
Pictured above is Dr.Nicholas Theodotou with employees Marie, Suzanne, Tina, and Stephany (l-r).
One of the May 2019 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is the Pooler Chamber of Commerce. This is the 4th year in a row that The Pooler Chamber of Commerce has been an Eagle Sponsor for our annual “Chipping for Charity” Golf Fundraiser. We thank them for their continued generous support of this important fundraising event!
The Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Bureau is an organization of community focused leaders whose mission is to promote Pooler as a tourist destination and to promote a positive business environment by supporting economic development through networking, teamwork, and innovative thinking. The organization is dedicated to aggressively marketing Pooler’s assets, maximizing economic impact while providing excellent visitor services.
The Pooler Chamber of Commerce has been presenting new opportunities for their members, as well as the residents of Pooler since their inception 10 years ago, providing the platform of growth necessary for the area to truly flourish. The Pooler Chamber of Commerce continues to support the community and its members. Events throughout the year increase the networking potential for all members and also provide community involvement.
The Pooler Chamber of Commerce is located at 404 W Hwy 80 Pooler, GA 31322. Visit their website: www.PoolerChamber.com or call them at 912.748.0110.
Pictured above (l-r) is:Jessica Lockard (Office Manager), Whitney Balish (Director, Membership/Development), Pam Southard (Executive Director), Susan Eiseman (Assistant Director), and Donna Lippens (Director, Member Partnerships)
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.