In 1989, Camp Dat So La Lee was voted the District's primary service project. The camp was created as a major service project that would provide a common benefit to residents throughout our geographical region.
The week-long recreational summer camp is for children of families that are not financially able to afford the expensive private camps in the region.
The Camp has been held in late June of each year since 1990 in Lamoille Canyon high in the spectacular Ruby Mountains near Elko for approximately 48 ten-year old deserving boys and girls.
A distinct Indian theme prevails throughout the week. Campers are divided into six "tribes," which participate in archery, BB-gun shooting, sofiball, soccer, casting competitions with fishing rods, wilderness exploring, an obstacle course, outdoor games and many interesting arts and crafts. On one morning the entire staff takes the campers hiking in the high country, explaining the beautiful mountain ecosystem, and giving the campers a fantastic view of the camp and the canyon.
The camp is accredited by the American Camping Association. and maintains high standards for quality and safety. The camp is staffed by paid counselors and Lions volunteers, with a high ratio of adults to children, so that each camper will receive close personal attention and lots of TLC.
*There is no cost to the families of the campers. Sponsoring Lions 4' Clubs, private contributions and annual calendar sales cover the cost of the camp. Monies collected in excess of the annual costs, along with Life memberships and fellowship donations, are added 4*to the George F Hamilton Endowment Fund. This fund was established to ensure that monies will be available to continue the camp for years to come.
The camp has been named in honor of Dat-So-La-Lee, a 19th century member of the Washoe tribe of the northwestern Nevada and Lake Tahoe region. She is considered by many to be the greatest Indian basket weaver in recorded history.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Gary Konakis, President
Lions Camp Dat-So-La-Lee
Web Link: http://www.elkolions.com/campdatsolalee.shtml
Quest International started with a small beginning at the
High School level around 1975. Lions International became
involved with the writing of the "Skills for Adolescence
program for the 6th, 7th and 8th grades when it was decided
that the program must start at an earlier age. In 1989,
the "Skills for Growing" program was piloted and became
available for general use that fall.
District 4-N Lions began their involvement in 1986 when
at least two clubs helped schools in their area establish the
program. In the spring of 1987 the Hawthorne Lions Clubs
sponsored the first district-wide contract workshop to train
school staff in the "Skills for Adolescence" program. About
the same time Richard Weidinan obtained a grant which
helped finance some of the training. The Hawthorne Lions
sponsored additional workshops in the spring of '88 and
and again in the fall of '89. "Skills for Growing" workshorks
were also held in the fall of '89 in Las Vegas and Hawthorne
and were sponsored by the Hawthorne Club.
As a result of individual Lions becoming involved in Drug
Prevention Programs, District 4-N voted to established
Drug Awareness and Quest Revolving Committee in 1980s
Richard Weidman (Henderson-Green Valley) served
the first Executive Director and was succeeded by Harry
L. Poe (Hawthorne). Lions Quest Project, Inc. was
established and subsequently received Tax Exempt status. This
corporation makes annual applications for and administration
Quest is a program in which school staff is trained to use the
Quest material to teach self-esteem, communication skills
and the ability to make wholesome decisions concerning
self, so that our youth will say "NO" to drugs.
The Blind Center of Nevada was founded in 1955 by Audrey Bascum Tait. With the help of the Lions, what began as a simple group visually impaired people gathering on Audrey's back porch soon grew large enough
that, in 1960 the Lions gave the Center a two room- building in Las Vegas. The Center has maintained its home at the same location ever since.
The purpose of the Blind Center of Nevada is assist blind and visually impaired persons of all ages in reaching their highest physical, social, intellectual and economic potential. The challenges associated with blindness may be overcome with determination, education, training and opportunity.
Programs and activities offered by the Center are to
assist blind and visually impaired persons. To
achieve these objectives, the Center focuses
upon three primary areas: Personal Development, Social Interaction, and Meaningful Employment.
It is the purpose of the Blind Center of Nevada Committee to assist the Center in furhering these objectives.
For Additional Information, contact:
Blind Center of Nevada
1001 N. Bruce Street
Las Vesgas, NV 89101
Founded in 1975, Canine Companions for Independence
(CCI) pioneered the concept of training dogs to assist people
with disabililies other than blindness. With service dogs as
the cornerstone, the CCI program expanded in the 1980s to
include hearing dogs trained to alert the hearing-impaired,
and social dogs for persons with developmental disabilities or where the supervision
of a third-party is required.
Through the LPCCI program, Lions help provide
trained dogs to persons with disabilities, to assist them in
gaining greater independence, self-esteem and mobitity in
their lives. Clubs are invited to join the LPCCI family of
member clubs by making an annual pledge based on the number of members.
Lions can also be a puppy raiser or breed caretaker!
Life Memberships, LPCCl Fellowships, and Abdul Awards
are wonderful ways to honor a respected member of your
Club. Puppy Adoptions, Team Sponsorships and other
fund-raisers help to provide equipment and supplies for
the regional training centers in Santa Rosa and Oceanside,
Contact your District Trustee or LPCCI for information on
programs and applications.
EXCEPTlONAL DOGS FOR
P.O. Box 3896
Santa Rosa, CA 95402
Compassion was the driving force that led to the founding of City of Hope in 1913. That spirit lives on at City of Hope which today provides help to millions of people who are battling life-threatening diseases.
City of Hope is one of just a handful of Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States as designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). At City of Hope more than 300 physicians and scientists and over 2,500 employees work to find the causes of and cures for cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Guide Dogs of the Desert (founded by the Cathedral City Lions
Club) is a public, nonprofit corporation funded by corporate and
private donations. Guide Dogs provides, at no cost to the student,
a specially trained dog with all the necessary equipment,
twenty-eight day training program at the school and post-graduate
assistance for the working life of the team.