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.
Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah
We are proud to recognize Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah as one of the August 2021 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. They have continued to support the Pooler Lions Club, most recently as an Eagle Sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser, and we thank them for their ongoing generosity!
The Gastroenterology Consultants team is dedicated in addressing your digestive health issues and providing you with the most effective and latest treatments for digestive diseases and conditions. The St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler campus is designed with a state-of-the-art endoscopy suite to provide the most advanced care for all of your gastroenterology needs including both complex and routine procedures.
Their choosing to relocate their Pooler office to the St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler campus was based on the comfort and convenience they can offer to their established patients as well as new patients. They are grateful to their patients for entrusting them with their healthcare.
Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah’s St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler Campus is located at 101 St. Joseph’s/Candler Drive, Suite 310, Pooler, GA. 31322. Call them at 912-354-9447 or visit www.gastrosav.com.
Pictured above are (l – r): Dr. Branden S. Hunter, Dr. Gregory D. Borak, Dr. Ansley S. Tharpe, and Dr. Travis F. Wiggins
The Taco Stache
Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club. One of our Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month for August is The Taco Stache. They are a recent sponsor of our Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser, and we apppreciate their support!
The Taco Stache offers fresh food made with wholesome ingredients – unique and untraditional tacos, bowls and more… all hand crafted and ready to devour!
Come watch your favorite team play, celebrate a friend, or try all 12 of their unique hand-crafted tacos. Built by a team of friends who grew up in Pooler, GA, their restaurant is an extension of friendships and their love for cooking and entertaining.
Whether you’re dining with your family, catching up with an old friend or relaxing after a long day at work, The Taco Stache aims to serve you a high-quality experience with a modern twist on food, drinks, and atmosphere.
The Taco Stache also believes in giving back, especially to the community that they are a part of, and they will donate a percentage of sales to local charities.
The Taco Stache is open 7 days a week and is located at 100 Blue Moon Xing Suite 111, Pooler GA 31322. Call them at 912-737-3796 or visit their website at thetacostache.com.
Great America Cookies is one of our Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the month for September. They are a repeat sponsor of our Chipping for Charity Golf Fundraiser, and we appreciate their ongoing support of the Pooler Lions Club!
Founded on the strength of a generations-old family recipe, Great American Cookies set the standard for gourmet Cookie sales in shopping centers nationwide. Their first store opened in 1977 in Atlanta, and they’ve been proudly offering freshly baked Cookies, Brownies and Cookie Cakes ever since.
All their Cookies and Brownies begin with carefully tested recipes, highly controlled production and the finest ingredients from their batter facility in Atlanta, Georgia. Each of their premium treats is handcrafted and baked fresh daily in your local Great American Cookies store. The end results are the finest fresh-baked products right in your neighborhood – perfect for every occasion and celebration.
At Great American Cookies, their goal is simple: to bake the best Cookies ever made. By using premium ingredients in every freshly baked treat, and offering excellent customer service, they guarantee products that are not only delicious but also a delight to enjoy.
Great American Cookies is located at 200 Tanger Outlet Blvd. Pooler, GA 31322, Suite 635 (near Old Navy). Call them at 912-450-4600 or visit their website at www.greatamericancookies.com.
Georgia Eye Institute / Dr. Judith Piros
One of the Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month for September is Dr. Judith Piros of Georgia Eye Institute. She has been an ongoing supporter of our Chipping for Charity annual golf fundraiser as a Birdie Sponsor, and we thank her and Georgia Eye Institute for their generous support!
Dr. Piros is a Board-Certified Ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Savannah since 1991. She is part of the team of surgeons at Georgia Eye Institute and specializes in cataract and anterior segment surgery, glaucoma surgery, and surgical diseases of the eye. Their goal is to help each patient enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision. Their commitment to leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques is surpassed only by their dedication to providing their patients the personal quality medical care they expect and deserve.
Dr. Piros is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and Georgia Medical Society. She is also involved with the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision.
She is proud of the sight-giving impact made by her and Dr. William Degenhart. They traveled to the Dominican Republic in 2019 and 2020 and performed 109 cataract surgeries during their last visit, surpassing the year before by six surgeries. They are already scheduled to revisit in February of 2022. The state-of-the-art equipment that they brought was then donated to the Dominican Republic and is being used in the new hospital location.
Dr. Piros has office hours in Pooler, Savannah, Statesboro and Bluffton, SC.
Their Pooler office is located at 1000 Towne Center Unit 806, Pooler, GA 31322. Call Dr. Piros at 912-352-7941.
Pictured is Dr. Piros in front of their Pooler office
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.