Welcome to  Ohio Lions 13 OH 1 

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                                      District Governor-elect Dave Stockum, International Guest PCC Dr. Joe Pitts, IPDG John Davis


District Governor-elect Dave Stockum extends a warm welcome to our website. By clicking links in the menus and below you will find out more about who we are and what we are about. We are made up of Lions Clubs (and member Lions) in the following Ohio Counties: Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams, and Wood.

We proudly live the Motto of Lions, We Serve. With Over 1.4 million Lions members in more than 48,000 clubs, in over 200 countries and geographic areas, We Serve to answer the needs that challenge the communities of the world. Lions tackle tough problems like blindness, drug abuse, childhood cancer, natural disasters and diabetes awareness. Lions are Leaders in our communities. Lions improve the quality of life in their local communities by building parks, supporting hospitals and emergency services, and improving the environment. Vision, diabetes, childhood cancer, hunger, and environment are the five areas upon which the International Association focuses, but our sub-motto, “Where there is a need, there is a Lion,” tells us we can lend a hand wherever our community needs us.

Lions Clubs International defines our mission as: To empower Lions clubs, volunteers and partners to improve health and well-being, strengthen communities, and support those in need through humanitarian services and grants that impact lives globally, and encourage peace and international understanding. What fine words! As you can see from the pictures surrounding this welcome, we are seeking not only understanding and effort, but also are appealing to the good humor of our members. Let’s do our best together to make this a better world and have a good time in the process. As PID Dan Cole from Marietta, Ohio, often said, “It’s great to be a Lion!” God bless his soul, and every one of us.


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                 District Treasurer Lester Bowman, PDG Jay Deutschman, Liaison PDG Dr. Jeff Hatfield, PID Jerry Smith, IPID Steve Thornton


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Northwest Ohio Lions Eye Care Foundation

The Northwest Ohio Lions Eye Care Foundation, Inc. is the primary service activity of District OH1. Every Lion, in every club in District OH1  is a member the Foundation. Contributions to the Foundation are received from several sources, but most are donated by District OH1 Lions & Lioness Clubs. Applicants are also asked to help with the cost of the treatment, to the extent that they can. This is not a condition of assistance, only a means to stretch funds to continue helping others. The Foundation is an all-volunteer group with no paid staff and minimal expenses.  It is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible organization founded in 1988.

Every OH1 Lion is encouraged to attend the four quarterly meetings of the Foundation. Meetings are announced via letters and email to Lions Clubs, and through our District Newsletter.

Lions are renowned throughout the world for our focus on sight preservation and assisting those who have sight impairments. The goal of the Northwest Ohio Lions Eye Care Foundation is to help those who would otherwise "fall through the cracks" of government safety net programs or who have no insurance coverage. Although we accept referrals from a number of organizations it is expected that most will come to the Foundation from the local Lions or Lioness Club. We provide surgical care and funding where local Lions/Lioness Clubs cannot afford the expense.

Our medical director reviews and consults with the applicant’s surgeon to choose the best treatment option before approval. If no alternative payment resource is found, we work hard to negotiate the lowest cost for the treatment needed.

The following is a list of surgical procedures and vision equipment we may cover, following the review of an individual case and the granting of approval

  • Corneal Transplants
  • Cataract surgery which is limited to one eye unless extreme circumstances warrant
  • Laser eye treatments for diabetes and diseases
  • Other approved kinds of eye surgery including retina
  • Assist with purchase of special, expensive eyeglasses and vision equipment

We also provide the following:

  • Closed circuit television magnifiers for sight impaired people *
  • Braille and auditory machines for blind people *
  •           *Equipment is loaned to sight impaired people without charge for as long as needed.

The following list is items the Northwest Ohio Lions Eye Care Foundation will NOT do:

  • Provide ordinary eyeglasses, white canes, contacts, and exams; instead they are obtained through the local Lions/Lioness Club
  • Pay for anything without prior approval
  • Pay for the services of out of state Doctors
  • Take applications from anyone outside of the boundaries of District OH1
    (Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hancock, Hardin, Henry, Logan, Lucas, Mercer, Paulding, Putnam, Shelby, Van Wert, Williams and Wood Counties)
  • Pay for computers or other kinds of equipment that someone buys and find out they cannot make the payments 
  • Pay for vision therapy except for occlusion treatment of amblyopia (lazy-eye) and limited to brain trauma such as TBI (traumatic brain injury) within Foundation financial limits, and may cover therapy for convergence disorders up to $1,000 but, the Foundation will not pay for perceptual vision therapy for reading problems.
  • Pay if you have insurance of any kind that would cover the service

The following required forms must to be completed and delivered to PCC Darlene Roll using the contact information below. Click on the form's name to download.

Application must be submitted no later than 14 days before quarterly meetings to allow sufficient time for surgeon consultation.

For more information or for a speaker for your OH1 club contact, PCC Darlene Roll at (937) 599-1111 or bhr8456 [at] embarqmail [dot] com.

Northwestern Ohio Lions Eyebank and the NWO Lions Eyecare Foundation History