Saturday morning, November 9, 2019, the Chestertown Lions Club was joined by Chrissy Nelson, Diabetes Nurse Educator with UM Shore Regional Health, at the Farmers Market to increase diabetes awareness. Information about diabetes was available as well as a diabetes risk self-assessment questionnaire. The Lions Club was well represented by Lion Bill Low, John Paolella, Larry Lyons, Glenn Owens, and KL Rick Coffman.
Lions International has identified diabetes as one of Lions Five Global Causes.
Lions can be seen each week at the Farmers Market selling raffle tickets for our annual Shotgun Raffle to raise funds to support the many services provided to the community.
I wish to thank Chrissy Nelson and all of the Lions that participated to make this event a success.
Chestertown Lions supported the Betterton Still Pond Lions Club by selling 50/50 tickets at their fall Horse Races on November 2, 2019. Lions Glen Owens, Matt Kempel, Mark Mumford, and Rick Coffman participated.
Lion Mark called the Races and the other Lions sold 50/50 tickets. The event was well attended and fun was had by all.
The Chestertown Lions Club supports the LVRF and attended the District 22-B Fifteenth Annual Lions Vision Research Foundation Banquet held Friday, November 1, 2019, at the Greensboro VDF Community Hall. The program was inspiring; we heard from Dr. Robert Chun regarding the activities within the Low Vision Division of the Wilmer Eye Institue and Dwayne H. Adams, Sr. a patient which shared his story of how the Wilmer Eye Institute changed his life after a terrible accident left him completely blind in the left eye and with only partial vision in the right, as well as no sense of smell.
The Chestertown Lions Club was represented by KL Rick Coffman, 1stVDG Wayne Benjamin, Lions James Sanders, Fred Sherriff, and Matt Kempel. A check for $500 was presented to PDG Wayne Cole by KL Rick Coffman.
Attached is the 2019 Fall Color Edition of Lions Vision newsletter of the Lions Vision Research Foundation, Inc.
2019 Fall Lions Vision-COLOR
Congratulations to Chair Bob Knapp for a flawless Chestertown Halloween Parade on a beautiful fall day. The Chestertown Halloween Parade is a great community event provided by the Chestertown Lions Club and Washington College. Bob has chaired this event for the last 14 years, and he and his committee does an outstanding job of planning and preparing for the day of the event.
On the day of the parade, it requires a lot of member involvement and coordination to get the parade started and completed successfully. I would like to thank all of the Lions that participated and a special thanks to Lion Bob. The next time you see Lion Bob thank him for a great job!
An appreciation plaque was presented by Chestertown Lions Club’s President Rick Coffman and Lion Fred Sherriff at the club’s dinner meeting on Oct. 9 to Niki Shajwani and Chikki Shajwani, co-owners of Molly’s Place in Kennedyville.
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In Chestertown, diabetes nurse educator Chrissy Nelson will join the Lions Club in a booth at the Farmer’s Market on Saturday, November 9, with the theme, “Lions Raising Awareness of Diabetes.”