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 2022-23

Position Officer/Term Member Club
President Bob Appel
McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club
1st Vice-President Mark Talbert
Colleyville Lions Club
2nd Vice-President Richard Walters
Greater Arlington Lions Club
Secretary William “Bill” Cowan
Flower Mound New Century Lions Club
Treasurer Mark Talbert
Colleyville Lions Club
Director Bill Ayers
Burleson Lions Club
Director Doug Chapman
McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club
Director Marsha Mathews Benbrook Lions Club
Director John Perkins
NE Tarrant Lions Club
Director Wanda Desmond
Godley Lions Club
Immediate Past President William “Bill” Cowen Flower Mound New Century Lions Club

Directors – 2021-22

Director Member Club
Elizabeth Dierdorf- Vision Assistance
Denton Lions Club
Andy Klein
Keller Lions Club
Bill Ayers
Burleson Lions Club
Bob Appel
McKinney Morning Pride Lions Club
David Schneider
Fort Worth SE Lions Club
Doug Chapman
McKinney 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
Elizabeth Dierdorf Denton Lions Club

Vision Assistance Chair:

Vision Training Chair:

Vision Equipment :

Vision Assistance Club Guidance

LOEB Vision Assistance club guidance
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LOEB Vision Assitance Page:


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 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 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


Help LOEB raise money by ordering from

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.