Molokai Lions Club celebrates programs.
The Molokai Lions Club has concluded their yearly school vision screening. All elementary children present on the day of screening with parental/guardian permission were screened by one of the three visiting doctors from Maui Optics along with their technician. Molokai Lion volunteers helped make the process run smoothly as well as participate in the chart screening phase. Many thanks from coordinator Lion Jackie Cushman to the following participating schools: Aka’ula-Dara Lukonen, Kaunakakai- Yvonne Friel, Kilohana- Shona Pineda, Kualapuu- Penny Duvauchelle, Maunaloa- Janna Linkee-Espaniola and Molokai Middle- Amber Nakihei.
The total number of children screened was 624, with 43 referral letters and a 6.89 percent fail rate. Letters have been sent to the school for each child that is being referred for further testing. The Maui doctors are willing to further test for free and to help secure proper eye ware.
Also, the 71st Celebration of the Molokai Lions Club was held on March 12 through 14. The club entertained its members along with guest Lions from across the state. Activities on Friday included a funfest with silent auction, bingo and lucky number drawings. The meal included fresh fried fish and island venison, always a hit with the off island guests! The banquet luau on Saturday honored the Molokai Leo Club and its award for being named the Best Small Club in the state, the induction of two new members, Gene and Beverly Ferguson from East End, and the various achievements of the Molokai Lions Club. A tour of the island was provided on Saturday by Lions PJ White and Mark Berfield. The Lions came together on Sunday for breakfast to bid a fond aloha to its guests. All gatherings were held at Home Pumehana, thanks to manager Jersula Manaba. Thanks also to the merchants of Molokai for their continued support and to Moana’s Halau for the ono Hawaiian luau.