Bryant Park Leo Club
Why join the Leo Club?
Since 1917 Lions Clubs have offered people the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate. Started in 1917 they are the world’s largest service organization, with more than 1.4 million Lions. For more than 70 years Lions have been recognized throughout the world for service to the blind and visually impaired. Lions have established the majority of eye banks world wide, funded ground-breaking research on leading causes of blindness, organized eyeglass recycling efforts, and helped hundreds of thousand of visually impaired people develop the skills to live productive lives. In other words, Lions Clubs main mission is closely inter-related to that of optometry.
In addition, the college, and most of the faculty and staff, believe in and support the concept of service clubs, and their increasingly important role in community service and giving.
Leo Clubs were created for students and young adults who are not yet financially established. Leo membership allows for involvement in Lions community activities and public service without the dues burden that full Lion membership entails.
The club will hold several fund raising events annually, most with a social aspect. In addition, the club is involved in several vision screenings each year, as well as clothing, cell phone and book drives. Leos are invited to all Lions Club Meetings and social activities as well. The campus Lions Club provides an opportunity to get to know other students, faculty members, staff and local business leaders on a more personal level. And since Lions clubs can be found in nearly every community, you can transfer your membership to the community you practice in which will help you to become established.
We hope that you will join us in the Bryant Park Leo Club and make a difference in your life and in the lives of countless others. For more information about membership, contact: Jessica Yu, class of 2007, Leo Club President.
Looking for an amazing opportunity to interact with clinic patients?
Need to earn some extra money?
Our Vision Therapy patients need your help!!!
The Tutoring Program is designed for our vision therapy patients to get help with schoolwork/homework after attending their scheduled clinic appointments. What began strictly as a reading program has evolved into more of a homework help program. Tutors work one on one with patients of grade school age. Subject matters range from reading to math with emphasis on problem solving and the development of organizational skills.
Help make a difference in a child’s life by becoming a tutor!!!
For more information about the program itself, or to sign up to become a tutor, please contact Jessica Yu, class of 2007, Leo Club President.
- Tutoring positions are paid through the Federal Work Study Program
- You do not need to be a member of the Leo Club in order to take advantage of this opportunity
- Dues: $20 for new members for the first year and $15 each year after.
- New members receive a Leo pin