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The Lion's Roar
Wednesday, August 24, 2011 • Posted August 24, 2011

The Mason Lions Club met Tuesday, August 16th, for its regular weekly luncheon meeting. There were 37 members and nine visitors in attendance. Lion Gaylon Thorn was responsible for the program, and introduced Lucy Ybarra, Executive Director of the West Texas Lions Eye Bank.The West Texas Lions Eye Bank Alliance, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide corneas to surgeons for transplant for those in need of restored sight. The Lions Eye Bank in San Angelo recovers, evaluates and processes donor eye tissue for transplantation following the stringent medical standards of the Food & Drug Administration, the Eye Bank Association of America, and the American Academy of Opthtamology. Anyone can donate! Poor sight, diabetes, cataract surgery, some cancers, glaucoma and even blindness don't exclude you from giving the gift of sight. To donate, go to www.donatelifetexas.org or at your local D.P.S. office. For more information, call West Texas Lions Eye Bank Alliance at: (325) 653-8666.The club's next meeting will be held Tuesday, August 23rd, at noon at Zavala's. The program chairman will be Jerry Bearden.The Mason Lions has an ongoing program to recycle used eyeglasses to people who need them. Used eyeglasses may be given to any Lion or left in collection boxes at any of the local banks. Also, please contact any Mason Lion if you know of anyone in our community unable to afford appropriate eye care.

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