We’re proud to announce the newly redesigned LeaderDog.org! We’re bringing you a refreshed online experience, created to help you find everything you want and need from our website while also reflecting the changes we’ve made to our look.
We took the lessons we learned from our previous website to change it up in ways we believe will allow us to better serve you, our clients, supporters, volunteers, partners and friends. We reduced the number of pages, focused on accessibility, and made it easier to navigate from A to B. We’ve put the content you want front and center and added more about the people and programs that make up Leader Dogs for the Blind.
Come visit the new LeaderDog.org and let us know what you think! As always, thank you for being part of Leader Dogs for the Blind.
Regarding the Michigan canine influenza outbreak
Important. Please read this entire message.
Due to the recent outbreak of canine influenza across Michigan, we suggest that you have your dog vaccinated for canine influenza as soon as possible. Preferably with the bivalent vaccine that covers both H3N2 and H3N8 strains; however, if your veterinarian has only the H3N2 strain vaccination that is acceptable. H3N2 is the current strain causing disease and the most important. The vaccine requires a series of two shots 2-4 weeks apart. Your dog is considered protected seven days after the second shot. Until your dog is fully vaccinated, you should avoid taking it to pet shops, groomers or other areas with a high concentration of dogs. > click here for complete article
LCIF $250,000 Diabetes Grant II
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Your Donation Dollars at Work
Summer Experience Camp is a unique summer camp for boys and girls ages 16 and 17 who are legally blind combining summer fun, independent travel skill training, leadership development, an introduction to guide dogs and the opportunity to spend time with peers facing similar challenges.
Campers kayak, rock wall climb and tandem bike, receive a free GPS device with instruction and spend time with dogs and Leader Dog guide dog mobility instructors to learn more about living and working with a guide dog.
In 2015, our Summer Experience Camp was accredited by the National Accreditation Council for Blind and Low Vision Services (NAC) for applying best practices and delivering services that focus on positive outcomes for our clients, and meeting or exceeding industry standards for the administration and service provision.
Summer Experience Camp was held Saturday, June 23–Saturday, June 30, 2018. The cost per young person is $2800. But it is provided at no cost, because of Lions like you!
Below is a link to a video that Fox Sports Detroit produced regarding our Summer Experience Camp. Enjoy! > click here to watch
Client Jeff Hawkins on Ann Marie’s All Stars
The link below is to a wonderful segment that aired yesterday and today on WXYZ. It is a great representation of all the wonderful things that getting a Leader Dog can lead to. Client Jeff Hawkins and LD Gracie did a wonderful job! Please forgive me should you receive this more than once. It is such a perfect representation of the impact Lions can have on people who avail themselves of our services. Thank you helping to make Jeff unstoppable!
Hearing and Speech Committee Award
I have been received an Award at the convention by the District Gov. Jim & by International Director Nick. I have been involved in this committee for approx 25 years . I took over from Bill Tennyson – Gulliver when he ran for Dist. Gov. This committee was only in District 10-B . When we went to Single District – A was added.
My reason for this note to all of the S-10 District is to let you know I was just a Chairman and when I asked the clubs for help in this committee they did not hesitate. I was told once if you want to reach the high in any type organization surround your self with the best people you can find.
You know who I found ….at that time around 1300 Lion members. You worked fundraisers and when i asked wow…..you came through..
That award is yours and i will just wear it and be proud that I have the greatest respect for each of you.
Thank you and may God Bless each of you in a special way.
Robert St. Peter
Please share the attached 2018 White Cane Proclamation with your clubs and community leaders. A copy can be downloaded by clicking here
Project KidSight Events
Project KidSight SCHEDULED events can now be viewed at the SD10 website. Simply look under Projects, Project KidSight and scroll down to just before the downloadable forms (or click here). Click on the month you are looking to schedule the event in.
Is there not a calendar posted for that month yet? Then you’re in luck! No one has booked an event that month yet! The calendars posted show scheduled events. “T” next to the event indicates that the trailer has been requested. “C” next to the event indicates just a camera has been requested. We do have 3 cameras, so more than one event can be scheduled on each day.
So, regardless of which Project KidSight Coordinator you are working with to set up an event, once you have the date set please email or call Lion Peggy Lindeman with the date and whether you are requesting the camera or trailer so she can get it on the calendar and posted on the website. If the event gets canceled, postponed or rescheduled- again email or call Lion Peggy so she can update the calendars.
Thank you all for your help and looking forward to helping all of you help the kids in our District by setting up PKS vision screens!
Lion Peggy Lindeman
906-458-4328 or 906-346-6360
Centennial Progress Report
Don’t forget Lions, our Centennial continues through June, 2018!! Keep the momentum going!!! Click here to view report