Vista CA— The Oceanside Sea Lions had a visitation night at the San Diego Center for the Blind in Vista. Kim Gibbens, who has worked at the center for over 40 years, gave an inspirational speech and tour of the facilities.
Jackie Knapp, president of the Oceanside Sea Lions presented a $500.00 donation to the center, which were proceeds from the recent Bowl for the Blind, which the Oceanside Sea Lions sponsored.
The Oceanside Sea Lions is one of the over 46,000 local clubs and more than 1.4 million members in over 200 countries around the world. Melvin Jones started the first Lions Club in Chicago in 1917.
Since 1923, when Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become the “Knights of the Blind”, sight conservation has been the primary mission of the Lions. Throughout the world, Lions have dedicated themselves to take up Miss Keller’s challenge.
The Oceanside Sea Lions meets twice a month on the first and third Tuesday at 7:00 pm at the China Star Restaurant on Mission Avenue. Guests are welcome.
You can also visit their web site at: www.oceansidesealionsclub.com