Scholarship Award won by a Colleyville LEO

LEO Tommy W. entered in the Lions sponsored diabetes essay contest held on January 8th 2011 at the Mid-Winters Lions Conference for district 2E2.

Tommy received 2nd place, and with it, $750 in scholarship money.

Congratulations LEO Tommy!

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Eyeglass Recycling Center in Fort Worth Closes

President Kelsey Kusman announced that there will be no more recycling eyeglass sessions. The warehouse the Lions formally used has been closed and shut down for financial reasons. It was no longer economically efficient to keep the warehouse when it was only being used about twice a month. Lions clubs in our area are working on an alternative solution. The club will be informed as more information becomes available.

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Colleyville Middle School Lego League performs for the LEOs

The Colleyville Middle School Lego League visited the LEOs and performed a skit that helped inform members about deteriorating peripheral vision and a way to help combat it. LEO Jacob Hethcock is also a member of the CMS FLL Team. Jacob was involved in getting some of his teammates to help with the LEOs Eyeglass Recycling efforts where they learned how to use a lensometer to measure the prescription strength of used eyeglasses being prepared for use by mission groups around the world.

The FIRST LEGO League (also known by the acronym FLL) is an international competition for elementary and middle school students (ages 9–14 in the USA and Canada, 9-16 and Australia). It is arranged by the FIRST organization.

Each year the contest focuses on a different real-world topic related to the sciences. Each challenge within the competition then revolves around that theme. The robotics part of the competition revolves around designing and programming LEGO Robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the various problems they are given and then meet for regional tournaments to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robots.

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LEOs provide meals for Presbyterian Night Shelter

Over $400 of the LEO Club’s charity funds were spent to prepare breakfast sacks to hand out to the needy during the holidays at the Presbyterian Night Shelter. 19 LEOs and LEO Boosters assembled the meals that were subsequently delivered by the Lions Club to the shelter.

The following is a note from the 2E2 Vice District Governor, Lion Tom Westerman…

Your Breakfast Snacks were delivered on December 23 to the Presbyterian Night Shelter and will be shared daily through out the Christmas and New Year Holidays. It was a job well done.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year.

Tom Westerman
1st Vice District Governor
District 2E2.

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LEOs Lend a Hand at Sports Extravaganza

The Leos showed up in force at the Sports Extravaganza. Twelve members were charged with officiating the Friday afternoon Goalball event. It was an extremely rewarding experience for the contestants and the Leos.

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