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.
Bee Green Pest Solutions
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. Bee Green Pest Solutions is one of our April 2021 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. As a repeat sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf tournament, we thank them for their continued support of this fundraising event!
Bee Green Pest Solutions is the leader in eco-friendly pest control and exterminating services for commercial, construction and residential in Savannah, Hilton Head and the surrounding areas. Termites, roaches, ants, spiders, mosquitos, bedbugs, rodents? They can help!
As your local pest control experts, Bee Green is serious in its commitment to provide natural, low-risk pest control with our innovative Green service. They employ a targeted, environmentally friendly, natural approach when treating your property. They investigate the source of the problem – and eliminate it – before applying pesticides. They apply pesticides only when necessary.
They have a great, professional, and high-quality team, and their trained staff will protect your home and family against any pests. They are local and, in most cases, arrive at your home or business within 24 hours.
Call them at 912-429-3995 or visit them at www.beegreenpestsolutions.com.
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of the April 2021 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Georgia Ports Authority. They are a recent sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser, and we appreciate their support!
The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is dedicated to providing customers with the most efficient, productive port facilities in the nation, and to creating jobs and business opportunities to benefit communities across Georgia.
The GPA owns and operates deepwater ports in Savannah and Brunswick. The 1,345-acre Garden City Terminal in Savannah is the largest single-operator terminal in North America, and the third busiest gateway for containerized trade in the U.S. In Calendar Year 2020, the Port of Savannah handled 4.68 million twenty-foot equivalent container units. At the Port of Brunswick, Colonel’s Island Terminal is a major autoport. Combined Roll-on/Roll-off cargo totaled 603,000 units in CY2020 between Colonel’s Island and Savanah’s Ocean Terminal, making Georgia the nation’s second busiest hub for the import-export of vehicles and heavy equipment.
According to an economic impact study by the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business, port activity supports 496,000 jobs across the state, $122 billion in annual sales, $51 billion in state GDP, and $29 billion in paychecks each year. At the local level, GPA supports 56,000 jobs in Chatham, Bryan, Liberty and Effingham counties. The increasing cargo volumes handled by GPA ensures the security and growth of job opportunities in the Savannah region and across the state of Georgia.
For more information, please visit their website at www.gaports.com
Southern Charm Embroidery
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. Southern Charm Embroidery is one of our April 2021 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. Southern Charm is the Golf Towel Sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf tournament, and we thank them for their support of this fundraising event!
Southern Charm has been passionately helping businesses near and far by decorating their corporate apparel with embroidery and screen printing services since 2004. Their brick-and-mortar shop specializes in personalizing gifts but that’s just the tip of the iceberg at their quaint Bloomingdale shop. They provide printing and embroidery services in Southeast Georgia, just a short 20-minute drive from Pooler, Savannah, Richmond Hill, Rincon, and Statesboro. Their local store features many of the items you see online plus more to browse. With Customer Service as a top priority, they create charming, personalized gifts and apparel to help advertise your business, church, team, family outing, or event.
They carry and distribute thousands of articles of clothing from leisurewear to uniforms and corporate wear. If you do not see it, please request information and they will get back to you as soon as possible.
Let Southern Charm help you with your next School Event, Team Spirit, Wedding, or Corporate Event. They can’t wait to meet you and help you with your next personalized gift or help outfit you in your company logo! Come on by!
Visit Southern Charm online at www.southerncharmembroidery.com or call 912-748-5733. They are located at 660 Old River Road Bloomingdale, GA 31302.
The Pooler Lions Club is proud to announce that their sponsored student candidate, Payton Tanner won the 2020-2021 Peace Poster Contest for District 18-N, and second place in the Multiple-District level. Payton is an 8th grade student at Godley Station Middle School.
Pooler Lions Club is also proud to have had another sponsored student receive Honorable Mention recognition at the District level, Louisa Italiano from the Risen Savior Christian Academy.
This year’s theme for the Peace Poster Contest was “Peace through Service”. Lions have provided an important reminder to the world that, through service, we can give and receive so much—joy, kindness, hope and PEACE. This year, young people have the opportunity to express their visions of peace through the lens of service.
These award-winning posters were among more than 450,000 entries submitted worldwide in the annual Lions International Peace Poster Contest. Lions Clubs International is sponsoring the program to emphasize the importance of world peace to young people everywhere.
Payton’s quote about Peace, “Those who truly believe in a world of peace and kindness never really leave. Instead, they become a light that shines ever so brightly upon us” the 13-year-old from Savannah, Georgia said. The poster was selected for its originality, artistic merit and portrayal of the contest theme, “Peace through Service.”
Louisa’s quote was, “When people come together to help each other, there is peace in the world.”
One international grand prize winner and 23 merit award winners will be selected. The grand prize includes a cash award of US$5,000, plus a trip for the winner and two family members to a special award ceremony. The 23 merit award winners will each receive a certificate and a cash award of US$500.
All District level winners will be officially recognized and presented their prizes at our District 18-N Convention in Lyons, Georgia on Saturday, March 13, 2021.
We provide food and discounted hotel rooms for military personnel stranded at the Savannah Airport USO.