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2nd Vice District Governor Lion William (Bill) & Vickie Simpson

Dedication of Walk of Honor at the Michigan Eye Bank

Vickie and I attended the dedication of the Walkway of Honor at the Michigan Eye Bank in August. We enjoyed ourselves and learned what a dedicated group of people work for our Eye Bank. I was impressed with the contemporary building located near the Ann Arbor airport. The Walk of Honor tastefully displays plaques and bricks honoring those who have generously donated to the Eye Bank. Hearing about the Eye Bank and actually seeing it in action are two different things. Touring the building and seeing the labs, conference rooms and quiet rooms (used to talk to the families of the deceased) set a reflective tone. We were told they call on every death in the state, sometimes over 500 calls a day including hospitals, mortuaries, physicians and families of the deceased. Their professionalism and compassion is apparent as they deal with the task of saving sight. I was truly impressed with the Eye Bank’s sensitivity in handling the human side of eye donation. Our visit confirms my positive feelings about the heart sticker on my driver’s license.

Do you have yours?

This was a very positive experience for me and I would recommend it if you ever have the opportunity.

Yours in Lionism, Lion Bill, 2nd VDG

IPDG Lion Wayne Kreitner Appreciation Dinner

October 9, 2010, at Greenville Country Club, 925 W. South St., Greenville, 48838 Social Hour starting at 6:00 P.M. with free wine tasting and a Buffet Dinner at 7:00 P.M. Please Call Lion Pam Schroeder for reservations at 2318894870 Cost for the meal is $25.00, Please make reservations by September 20, 2009. Come and help celebrate IPDG Wayne’s year as District Governor.

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