Twelve volunteers showed up at the club’s sorting and counting used eyeglasses on Saturday, September 22 at PP Joe Reyes’ residence in West Chicago. The club has an old metal U.S. mailbox installed in a strip mall by Jewel as an eyeglass collection center. The volunteer group counted:
- 920 used prescription eyeglasses
- 215 used sunglasses
- 617 eyeglass cases
- 160 lenses (no frames)
- 5 eye goggles
- 6 hearing aids
- 3 used cell phones
The following volunteers helped with the sorting: Joe and Diana Reyes, Jun Fajardo, Christine and Henry Kare, Susan and Jess Galvez, Freda Marzan, Lilia Narciso and Jay Cadiz.
Five boxes full of used eyeglasses will be turned over to Lion Mario Gumino at the next Eastern Region meeting on November 14.
On Friday, September 21, the club held a Karaoke Nite fundraising at the Philippine-American Cultural Foundation Center in Addison, IL. Some 30 guests enjoyed an evening of karaoke singing and dancing. 3rd VP Rusty Pineda chaired the karaoke fundraising.
The Glendale Heights Barangay Lions Club participated in Glendale Heights annual International Day, a celebration of diversity in the village community on September 9 at Camera Park in Glendale Heights. The club participated in the parade of different ethnic groups, fashion show of native costumes and performed a colorful native dance called La Jota. The La Jota dancers were: Christine and Henry Kare, Freda and Jun Fajardo, Zeny and Greg Acierto, Diana and Joe Reyes, Susan and Jess Galvez.