Lions Organ and Eye Bank

loebDistrict 2-E2 is proud to support the Lions Organ and Eye Bank.

The purpose of the Lions Organ and Eye Bank of District 2-E2, Inc. is to promote the conservation, restoration, and transplantation of human organs and eyes, and the prevention, treatment, and research of blindness and diabetes.

 

 
 

OFFICERS 2018-19

Position Officer/Term Member Club
President Troy Dale
(2016-2019)
Denton Hi-Noon Lions Club
1st Vice-President Emily Rohne
(2018-2021)
Highland Village LIONS Club
2nd Vice-President Landon Larson
(2017-2020)
Keller Lions Club
Secretary David Schneider
(2018-2021)
FW Southeast Lions Club
Treasurer Stan Hall
(2017-2020)
Colleyville Lions Club
Immediate Past President Tod Weber
(2018-2021)
Prosper Lions Club

 

Directors – 2018-19

Director Member Club
Cindy Ward- Vision Assistance
(2016-2019)
Mid-Cities Family Lions Club
Andy Klein
(2018-2021)
Keller Lions Club
Ron Rohne
(2018-2020)
Highland Village Lions Club
Julie Camacho
(2018-2019)
Colleyville Lions Club

 

LOEB Diabetic Essay Contest 

The Diabetes Awareness Essay contest draws attention to the fact that diabetes can lead to blindness. Yearly Scholarships given:
1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1500
3rd Place: $1000
1st Place winner goes to the State Contest with a chance to win another $3000 or $1000.

Chairperson Club
Emily Rohne Highland Village Lions Club

 

Vision Assistance Chair Cindy Ward

817-880-5632, cindyward44rrest@gmail.com

Mail VA Applications to: 2025 Lexington Place, Bedford, TX  76022

 

HOW TO SCHEDULE VISION SCREENING WITH LOEB in 2019-20

We, the Texas District 2-E2 Lions Organ & Eye Bank (LOEB) Board of Directors (BOD), are encouraged by all the clubs participating in vision screening events throughout the district.  With the increase in screenings we have also had an increase in demand for vision screening equipment and assistance.  

  • Requests need to be made by email. Please email Emily Rohne at erohne@verizon.net with requests.  You need to include the date, time, location, club, the contact person for the club, what equipment you are requesting, and if you are requesting the Boards assistance.
  • Requests need to come from a Lions Club in the district, not an outside organization.  This club will be the sponsor of the event and will supply the certified screeners and the volunteers needed for the event.  
  • The districts equipment is housed in a storage facility in Watauga.  We will make every effort to make the equipment available to the clubs, but ultimately, it is the club’s responsibility to pick-up and return the equipment in good working order.
  • If you are requesting a phoropter, the sponsoring club needs to be available to help unload and load the equipment. You clubs responsibility does not end until all equipment is loaded after the event.  You also maybe be asked to attend a class or view an instructional video on how to assemble the equipment. 
  • Small events need to be scheduled at least 30 days in advance.  Larger events need to be scheduled at least 60 days in advance.  Events, such as with a city or school district, need to be scheduled months in advance.
  • After your event you need to email the results from your event to erohne@verizon.net. You should include the number of Lions, total volunteer hours, total number of people screened, how many were under 5 years old, and how many were referred.  This needs to be done in addition to reporting to LCI.

Because we are an eleven-member BOD and are active with our own clubs, we are asking everyone to understand that we might not be able to assist at your event. If you don’t feel comfortable doing the screenings on your own, find a club near by that does screenings and volunteer to help them at their event.  You can also ask one of those clubs to assist you at your event.  There are also clubs that do monthly events, very large events, or ongoing events that your club could also gain some experience. 

The BOD of the LOEB reserves the right to refuse or limit the equipment that is loaned out.

Your club will be the sponsor of the event and will need to supply the certified screeners and volunteers needed for the event. If your screeners have never done an event or they have not done one in over a year, you may request assistance from the Board.

 

The Board member responsible for the scheduling 2019-2020 is Emily Rohne.  Her contact information is erohne@verizon.net 

 

Help LOEB raise money by ordering from Amazon.com

The Lions Organ and Eye Bank of District 2-E-2 is now registered with the Amazon Smile Foundation. What this means is that you can designate the Lions Organ & Eye Bank to receive a rebate from Amazon as a charitable donation for all your purchases. You, as a customer on Amazon, will not be charged. You simply designate the LOEB to receive the donation.  It’s important to designate the LOEB by using this name:                                                             

 Lions Organ and Eye Bank of District 2-E-2. 

(The hyphens between the 2-E-2 is important otherwise Amazon will not recognize our organization.)

AmazonSmile Foundation will contribute 0.5% of all of your purchases directly to the LOEB for use for  community support, vision clinics, scholarships and education. You know what we all do…..
Please pass this along to all Lions and friends to get the word out and register.
 

To Access Amazon Smiles by going to their webpage:

 
Once you are there, register to have the Lions Organ and Eye Bank of District 2-E-2 as the charity. If you have a PRIME account, it will automatically give you your PRIME benefits
 
Thanks again for helping the Organ & Eye Bank to service the needs within our community.