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Updated: 05/17/2017 09:24:03AM

Venice Lions Club expands eyeglass collections

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Venice Lions Club members Dr. Ric Namikas, left, Judy Rocquin, and project co-chairs Jeannette and Bill Davis watch as children from the Grace Methodist Preschool Center deposit their collected eyeglasses in the Youth Recycle for Sight boxes.

Alyssa Wright, left, and Virginia Reiter add collected glasses to the Youth Recycle for Sight box during ceremonies at Venice Elementary School.

Fifth grade students from Epiphany Cathedral School show off their collection to members of the Venice Lions project.

Members of the Student Council at Venice Christian School show pride in their school and their participation in the Venice Lions Club’s Youth Recycle for Sight project.

Venice High School’s Divine Hearts club members Brandon Guenter, left, Emmalee Brown and Michael Courville unpack collected eyeglasses for co-chairs Lions Jeannette and Bill Davis.


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When the Venice Lions Club announced its 70th Anniversary of service to the Venice community, Lion Dr. Ric Namikas called attention to the second part of the anniversary slogan, “Celebrating Our Past, Anticipating Our Future.”

Namikas was referring to a promise by the 56-member service club to move into the future with new and expanded programs that serve the club’s main mission of combating vision and hearing problems.

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