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.
Low Country Eye Care
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the January 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Low Country Eye Care. We thank them for their ongoing support as a repeat sponsor for our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser.
At Low Country Eye Care you will find a caring team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality personalized eye care for the whole family.
They value their patient relationships and strive to improve your quality of life and vision wellness through uncompromised service and state-of-the-art technology. Their eye doctors and staff are a close-working team dedicated to meeting the vision care needs of the people of Pooler and surrounding communities.
As a fully licensed and equipped optometric practice, Low Country Eye Care offers a complete range of eye care services to all their patients. Whether the eye care issue involves correcting refractive errors with eyeglass or contact lenses, or helping a student find fashionable frames, their experienced team will identify and implement the best eye care solutions possible.
Low Country Eye Care is located at 1000 Towne Center Blvd, Suite #502 Pooler, GA 31322 Please call them at (912) 748-1272.or visit their website at LowCountryEye.com.
Pictured above are Jessica (l) and Brittany (r)
Pat Parker State Farm
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the January 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Pat Parker – State Farm. We thank them for their support as a repeat sponsor for our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser.
Pat Parker State Farm offers Auto Insurance, Homeowners Insurance, Renters Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, and Financial Services. State Farm is here to help people protect what matters most. So it’s a huge honor @StateFarm has been awarded “Highest Customer Satisfaction among Life Insurance Providers, Five Years in a Row” by J.D. Power.
Most people know State Farm for insurance, but Pat Parker is also here to help with your finances—like setting goals, making a budget, creating a savings strategy, and more. Call Pat to start planning a better financial future.
Please visit Pat Parker’s State Farm office at 930A Morgan’s Corner Road, Pooler, GA 31322, or call them at (912) 330-9191. You can also visit their website at www.patparkeragency.com.
Pictured above are (l to r): Erika, Paige, and Angel.
Lighthouse Financial Group
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the January 2020 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Lighthouse Financial Group. We thank them for their support as a repeat sponsor for our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser.
Lighthouse Financial Group is an independent financial services firm dedicated to providing quality planning assistance to every client on an individualized basis. They focus on income, tax, and IRA planning for pre-retirees and retirees. They are able to help their clients pursue their goals and design a retirement strategy through the use of insurance and investment products by listening to them and understanding the big picture including their family, plans, and dreams. In doing so, they help their clients work towards their financial independence.
They recently moved into a new office on Wilmington Island and are now located at 140 Johnny Mercer Blvd, Ste 2 Savannah, GA 31410. Call them at (912) 354-4200 or visit their website at lifigroup.com.
Pictured above are Moya Campbell (l) and Wendy J. Wallace (r)
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.