December 10, 2014 --
P. Barnes received the prestigious Knight of Sight fellowship at the
Fond du Lac Evening Lions and Lioness Christmas Party. The Knight of
Sight Fellowship was presented to Ed by the club for his continued
support of club activities, fund raisers and participating as a Lions
Eye Bank Tissue Transporter.
A Knight of Sight Fellowship is awarded by the Lions Eye
Bank of Wisconsin upon receipt of a $1,000 donation by a club or an
individual to the Eye Bank's operating fund. Ed has been a member of
the Fond du Lac Evening Lions Clubs for 18 years and has served as
president of the club.
Lions from all over the state volunteer their time and
automobiles to transport donated eye tissue down to the eye bank in
Madison for processing. The corneas are then transported by Lions back
to doctors throughout the state for transplantation.
Other FDL Evening Lions that are Knight of Sight Fellows
are Wayne Bargenquast, Frank Bartzen, Betty Clausen, Tom Clausen, Gary Colton
and Erv Karls.
Pictured are Cindy Rank, Lioness Affiliate President and
member of the Van Dyne Lioness Club, Ed Barnes and District Governor,
Gary Silah, also a member of the Fond du Lac Evening Lions Club. Rank
is a volunteer Eye Tissue Transporter for the Lions Eye Bank of