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.
Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Co
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the April 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Co. We appreciate their support as a repeat sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser!
Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Co. was established in 1902 in Savannah, Georgia on East Bay Street. In 1980, Savannah Coca-Cola relocated to the Pooler area where it is still located today. Shortly after, in 1982, the bottling company was joined with Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc., headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
Today, we continue to stand behind our core values of quality, integrity, respect and excellence. Savannah Coca-Cola and its 200 + employees are proud to serve the #1 Soft Drink in the world and to support our customers, consumers, associates and our communities through many civic and charitable organizations.
Savannah Coca-Cola Bottling Company is located at 102 Coleman Boulevard Savannah, GA 31408. They can reached at 912-748-0033 or on the web at www.cocacolaunited.com.
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the April 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Dasher Reprographics. We appreciate their support as a repeat sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser!
Dasher Reprographic Services’ goal is to continue to provide affordable services for all your copying & printing needs and to go the extra mile to make sure your project is done right — and on time. They have over 30 years combined experience in the copy & print business.
They offer full-service copying, as well as a variety of services that cater to all your presentation and large volume duplication needs. They even offer rush services to meet deadlines. Their current Outdoor Signage services include: Yard Signs, Banners, Construction Signage, Vehicle Magnetics, and Aluminum Signs. If you are not already a satisfied customer, they want to make sure you become one!
Dasher Reprographics is located at 1063 Highway 80 East, Pooler GA 31322. Visit their website: www.dasherrepro.com or call them at 912-330-9900.
CFG Wealth Management / Chance Financial Group
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. CFG Wealth Management is one of the April 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. We appreciate their support as a sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser!
Travis Chance is the President and Founder of CFG Wealth Management, LLC. CFG has since become a resource for South Georgia and South Carolina low country residents over the age of 50 in need of financial planning and retirement income advice. Travis is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™, Retirement Income Certified Professional, and Certified in Long Term Care. He can provide a variety of plans custom designed to meet your needs:
Investment Services: CFG Wealth Management, LLC. utilizes asset allocation portfolios provided by third party money managers. Their advice and recommendations are based on your investment goals, risk tolerance, time horizon, and individual needs – which may be especially beneficial for tax planning situations.
Financial Plans: CFG Wealth Management LLC. also offers custom comprehensive and modular financial planning. These fee-based plans are specifically tailored to each of your client’s current situations, needs, and goals. This plan is a comprehensive financial plan including: cash flow, tax analysis, investment planning, accumulation & educational funding, retirement analysis & planning, and estate planning.
CFG Wealth Management is located at 1221 Merchant Way, Ste. 201, Statesboro, GA 30458; 10 Pinckney Colony Rd., Bldg. 300, Bluffton SC 29909; 6605 Abercorn Street, Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31405. (877) 269-0839. Visit their website at www.chancefinancialgroup.com or call them at 877-269-0839.
Pictured above is Travis Chance
TWO POOLER STUDENTS ADVANCE IN
LIONS INTERNATIONAL PEACE POSTER CONTEST
Pooler, November 12, 2019 – Elijah Stevens, a 6th grader at Godley Station School and Addison Rowan, a 7th grader at West Chatham Middle School won a local competition sponsored by the Pooler Lions Club. They will now advance to the next level of competition.
Stevens and Rowans’ posters are among more than 600,000 entries submitted worldwide in the 32nd annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The goal of the Lions Club with this project is to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
One winning poster was selected from each school that participated by the Peace Poster Committee, including Karen Nierle, Committee Chair, Linda Saytanides, President, and members of the board. The theme of this year’s contest is “Journey of Peace”. The two posters were selected based on the following criteria: originality, artistic merit, and portrayal of the contest theme.
According to the Committee Chair, “The students’ artwork was very impressive, which made judging very difficult. You could tell a lot of time and effort was put into this project. Kudos to Ms. Sims from Godley Station School and Ms. Glover from West Chatham Middle School for encouraging their students to participate in this competition.”
Stevens and Rowan will now advance to the district, multiple district, and international rounds of competition. One grand prize winner and 23 merit winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of $5,000 plus a trip for the winner and two family members to an award ceremony.
Good luck to Elijah and Addison as their posters advance in the competition.
Update: On 1/2/20 we learned that Addison Rowan is the second place winner for District 18N. Congratulations Addison!
Locally, Elijah and Addison were honored for their participation by the Pooler Lions Club at the Club’s Meet and Greet on Tuesday, November 26t2h held at Lovezzola’s on Route 80 in Pooler.
View international grand prize and merit winners at www.lionsclubs.org/peaceposter
Lions Club International is the world’s largest service club organization with over 1 million members in more than 47,000 clubs in more than 200 countries and geographic areas. In addition to its efforts toward conquering blindness, the organization has made a strong commitment to community service and helping youth throughout the world.
Shown above is Addison Rowan (l) and Elijah Stevens (r).
We provide food and discounted hotel rooms for military personnel stranded at the Savannah Airport USO.