The County of Santa Clara
California

Commendation/Proclamation
71860

Held from May 13, 2014 (Item No. 6c): Present Resolution proclaiming the month of May 2014 as "Lions Eyeglass Recycling Month" in Santa Clara County for efforts of Lions Club International to provide basic eye care to millions around the world and encouraging employees, residents, and visitors to our county to participate in the program that offers the miracle of sight. (Cortese)

Information

Department:Supervisor Dave Cortese (Supervisorial District Three)Sponsors:
Category:Commendation/Proclamation

Attachments

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  2. lions eyeglass month

Meeting History

May 13, 2014 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Held at request of Vice President Cortese.

RESULT:HELD [UNANIMOUS]Next: 5/20/2014 9:00 AM
MOVER:Cindy Chavez, Supervisor
SECONDER:Ken Yeager, Supervisor
AYES:Mike Wasserman, Cindy Chavez, Dave Cortese, Ken Yeager, S. Joseph Simitian
May 20, 2014 9:00 AM Video Board of Supervisors Regular Meeting

Transcript

May 20, 2014 9:00 AMBoard of SupervisorsRegular Meeting

 

9:22 AM(applause)
Good morning. and while people are moving around, let me first invite the following lions club members to join me. District governor james good harte, [speaker not understood] and any other member of the lions club who are here to join them, i'd love to have you up here at the podium this morning. We're going to do our part to keep up this annual county tradition of helping to kickoff the lions eyeglass recycling month. This is a little more than just a declaration, that it's a particular month or a particular ceremonial item for the month because county employees have traditionally participated, participated pretty significantly in this eyeglass recycling program that the lions do every year. And the purpose of the program is to help people in need of eyeglasses around the world and it's a primary activity for the lions club. In fact, these members are already pretty stunning to me. 2013 through 2014 more than 5 million 849,3 82 pairs were collected and districted. So, I assume they just stopped counting at some point and there's more than that now. But obviously distributing though to millions of people in developing nations at no cost to the recipients is a huge philanthropic effort and a humanitarian effort. So, obviously, again, helping others encouraging all county employees to participate in this great cause.