Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Open House = Big Success

Open House at the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation on Saturday morning, August 6, 2022.  At least 80 attendees were present, the vast majority being Georgia Lions representing nearly 30 different Lions Clubs across the state.

Highlights included very special brick dedication with recognition and memoriam of three of our past Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Board Chairs; Grace Clower, Jon Winters, and Haynes Townsend.  Participants were able to take tours of Chamblee Vision Clinic, Mobile School Unit, Recycling Center, and other vision services/campaigns.

Did you know?

A vision screening is a test of an individual’s vision that checks for potential sight problems caused by eye conditions such as hyperopia, strabismus, and astigmatism (among others).

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation currently uses Welch Allyn SPOT screeners, advanced optometric devices which return results with 85-90% accuracy and are 100% non-invasive.

On average, individual screenings take between 30 and 45 seconds. 

A vision screening is NOT a substitute for a full eye exam

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation is proud to partner with volunteers from local Lions Clubs around the state to provide SPOT screeners for local community/school screenings for reservation.  

For more information on how to reserve or use a SPOT machine please reach out to Kaelin Hill at [email protected] or 770-738-4659

Tom Bingham Fellow Award

Are you recognizing Lions who are supporting the Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation Mission?

The Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation grants the Tom Bingham Fellowship Award to individuals (Lions or Non-Lions) who have been recommended and sponsored by Lions Clubs of Georgia. Clubs may nominate any individual who embodies the mission and ideals of Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation;  significant dedication to improving vision for Georgians in need. 

The Club makes a donation of $500 or more in the member’s honor and submits a completed nomination form outlining the nominee’s qualifications. The nominee will receive a personalized Tom Bingham Fellow award and pin. 

If interested, please contact, Director, Lion’s Liaison, Fran Schefer for more details; Email: [email protected]; or Phone: 770.738.4675

Join the Evening in the End Zone University of Georgia Football Champion Celebration!

As August winds down, we know Football season is upon us. And so is the Georgia Lion’s Lighthouse Foundation’s largest fundraising event – the 2022 Evening in the End Zone which will be held on October 17, 2022 at the Chick-fil-A College Football  Hall of Fame. This year we celebrate  the University of Georgia Bulldog Football Champion teams of 2021 and 1980, this event is certain to draw quite a crowd, and we want Georgia Lions Clubs to have a seat at the table.  

This year's award recipients include:

  • Kirby Smart – The Gary Stokan Hero of the Gridiron Award
  • Loran Smith – The George Crumbley Vision for the Future Award
  • Dr. Shin – The Lighthouse Beacon of Hope Award

Special shout outs to these Evening in the End Zone Lions VIPs:

  • The McDonough Lions
  • David Crawford/Alpharetta Lions
  • Tim Dunn/Roswell Lions


You can support GLLF’s mission to improve sight for Georgians who need it most by being a sponsor and/or purchasing a table of eight tickets. See links below: For a limited time, through September 30, 2022, we are offering these VIP “upgrade” incentives to Lions Clubs and their members:

  • Sponsor Evening in the End Zone and have your tickets upgraded to VIP
  • Purchase a table (8 $250 tickets) and have your tickets upgraded to VIP
  • Provide a Silent Auction item valued at $100+ and be entered to win 2 VIP tickets

Wanna be a EEZ VIP? Please contact Director, Lion’s Liaison, Fran Schefer; Email: [email protected]; or Phone: 770.738.4675

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