Adopt-A-Highway. The Fayetteville Lions have adopted two miles of US 64 East (Winchester Highway) starting at mile marker 18 near Lincoln Farmers Co-Op.  Our Quarterly cleanup event was held on March 21st, 2015.  We were thrilled this quarter to have a TN Achieves Student, Darrion King, from Fayetteville High School participate with us. Darrion is one of several High School Seniors being mentored by a Lion in the TN Achieves Program. TN Achieves serves as the partner gating program to the Tennessee Promise of free community or technical college tuition for every Tennessee high school student. One of the requirements for students to remain eligible is community service and our club was delighted to provide Darrion an opportunity for that.

Commercial Hearing Screening at Connor Industries. On March 12th, Lions conducted hearing screenings at Connor Industries. 44 employees were screened and 5 were referred for professional exam.

Fayetteville Lions Conduct Eyesight Digital Screenings 2014-2015.  Each year the Lions conduct 'Photoscreenings' of preschool children for eye disease, in a program coordinated with the Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. The Lions use a SureSight Vision Screener, borrowed from another club in Lions District 12-S. This program is to help identify young children with visual problems during the first five years of life. Undetected and untreated problems during this critical period can prevent proper development of the brain's binocular function, resulting in amblyopia, or "lazy eye." In fact amblyopia is the leading cause of monocular blindness in United States' children. This process also screens for six major eye disorders including near and far sightedness, astigmatism, anisometropia (unequal refraction), media opacities (i.e. cataracts), and strabismus (misaligned eyes). With the SureSight Screener, a "photographic" image is taken of each eye and a digital printout of the measurements and information is sent to Tennessee Lions Eye Center at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital for professional evaluation. As indicated, parents are notified and the child referred for further in-office medical examination. Lions Ray Landman and Bill Jackson lead the photoscreening program.

In 2014/15 the Fayetteville Club screened 269 children in local pre-school and day care centers. There were 16 referrals for professional examination.

Fayetteville Sponsored Drug Essay Wins 2nd Place in 2014-2015 District Contest. The Fayetteville Club's sponsored Drug Essay captured Second Place in the Lions District 12S which is comprised of 49 clubs across Middle Tennessee!

  • Maggie Cunningham from Fayetteville High School (2nd Place $250) [2nd from right in photo]

LCIF Rated a 4-Star Charity. Lions Clubs International Foundation (LCIF) has recently earned its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its effective fiscal management and its commitment to accountability and transparency.  LCIF's 4-star rating indicates that it consistently executes its mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 12 percent of the charities evaluated earned a third consecutive 4-star rating. This exceptional distinction means that LCIF outperforms most other charitable organizations in the United States. You can be confident your donations are being used in support of the programs for which they are intended.

Anyone can donate to LCIF from that Charity Navigator site or Lions can donate at the LCIF site so our club can also get credit towards a Melvin Jones Fellow designation.