The NECO Lions Club is dedicated to the Lions’ motto of “We Serve” and volunteer their time and talents towards eye research and the betterment of our community. This mission began with a challenge by Helen Keller at the Lions 1925 International Convention at Cedar Point, Ohio, when she asked the Lions to become the “Knights of the blind” and eliminate all preventable blindness in the world. We invite one and all to join the NECO Lions Club and help carry forth the inspiring words of Helen Keller.
The NECO Lions Club donates to the National Braille Press, the premier braille publisher in the country. All the funds are used to provide literary resources to the blind, and in so doing, help to empower individuals with vision loss by greatly improving access to information. The NECO Lions Club meets on a monthly basis. Projects include supporting the local community by working jointly with other Boston area Lions Clubs to provide eye and general health screenings through the Lions Eye Mobile community outreach project, participation in the annual 5K Blindfold Challenge, and providing book-binding services to the National Braille Press for children’s braille books. Bilingual Lions have given presentations about eye care to senior citizens with other Boston Lions Clubs. Additionally, donations of glasses have been made to VOSH and local homeless shelters.
Current President: Eva Ho and Jessica Tran
Vice President: Marc Deeley
Secretary: Doriana Veneziano
Treasurer: Abeeda Mehwash
Activities Coordinator: Karen Choi
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Wassnig