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Lions Club of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Contact Information

Name: Chuck J. Yeager, President
Telephone #1: 415.152.7523
Address: Eye Clinic address: Correo #63 Centro, San Miguel de Allende, Gto., Mexico 37700

Lyons Club of San Miguel de Allende
Lyons Club of San Miguel de Allende
Lyons Club SMA Eye Clinic
Lyons Club SMA Eye Clinic

"Lions Club International  began as the dream of Chicago businessman Melvin Jones . He believed that local business clubs should expand their horizons from purely professional concerns to the betterment of their communities and the world at large. Jones' group, the Business Circle of Chicago, agreed. After contacting similar groups around the United States, an organizational meeting was held on June 7, 1917 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. ...Among the objects  adopted in those early years was one that read, "No club shall hold out the financial betterment of its members as its object." This call for unselfish service to others remains one of the association's main tenets."

Primary sources of funding are from membership dues and initiation fees, donations from Trips Through Mexico, members and individuals, and grants from charitable foundations. Expenses are limited and primarily center on our Eyeglass and Diabetes Projects. Membership dues are set to cover our District and Lions International dues plus administrative expenses. The donations from Trips Through Mexico are designed to cover the costs of our Clinic at Calle Correo #63 in San Miguel de Allende. All members and staffers are volunteers and audited financial records are available for inspection and are posted on our website.

In 1925, Helen Keller addressed the Lions international convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA. She challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness." Since this time, Lions clubs have been actively involved in service to the blind and visually impairedBroadening its international role, Lions Clubs International helped the United Nations form the Non-Governmental Organizations sections in 1945 and continue to hold consultative status with the U.N.

In 1990, Lions launched its most aggressive sight preservation effort, SightFirst. The $143.5 million USD program strives to rid the world of preventable and reversible blindness by supporting desperately needed health care services. In addition to sight programs, Lions Clubs International is committed to providing services for youth. Lions clubs also work to improve the environment, build homes for the disabled, support diabetes education, conduct hearing programs and, through their foundation, provide disaster relief around the world.

"Lions Club of San Miguel de Allende was chartered on September 14, 1987 with 38 charter members. Over the years, some 200 members have been inducted into the Club.address, thus avoiding the complications at customs. 

Eyeglass Clinic Project:

As at September 2010, we have given 16,033 eye tests and dispensed 13,894 eyeglasses from our inventory of over 36,000 eyeglasses, including the grinding of prescription lenses.  The Lee Page Memorial Children's Eyeglass Fund has purchased prescription lenses for 880 children and 98 adults.

Our needs
We are in great need of your donations, financial or in kind, to assist us in delivering the essential services of eye testing and prescription eyeglasses to those less-advantaged members of our community. You can help us by contacting eyeglass suppliers in your area for discontinued children's frames.   We need help in obtaining used eyeglasses (adult and children's) in usable good condition and reasonably modern frames.   These frames and glasses can be sent to our U.S.

Diabetic Testing Project:

What we have achieved

Since March 2007, we have provided 2,612 diabetes tests to our clients, including those through our outreach program in the orphanages and the rural areas. In the period July 2 to December 17, 2009, we performed 651 diabetes tests from which there were 68 referrals to doctors for readings above 140.

Our needs
We are in great need of funding to assist us in delivering the essential services of diabetes testing to those less advantaged in our community. Additional equipment is also needed to permit this project to reach its potential.