June 10, 2015 --
Colton received the prestigious Knight of Sight fellowship at the
Fond du Lac Evening Lions and Lioness Installation of Officers meeting. The Knight of
Sight Fellowship was presented to Elaine by the club for her continued
support of the club's eyeglass and hearing aid collection program along
with her support of the Lions Mints sales.
Lions collect used eyeglasses and hearing aids and
recycle them through the Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling program.
Eyeglasses are used in various mission projects in poorer countries to
give better sight to those who can't afford a pair of glasses.
Hearing aids are sent back to the factory for credit to purchase new
hearing aids for low income people in our communities.
Eyeglass and hearing aid collection sites are posted on
the clubs website at fonddulaclions.org.
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. Elaine has been a
member of the Fond du Lac Evening Lions Club for 10 years.
Other FDL Evening Lions that are Knight of Sight Fellows
are Wayne Bargenquast, Ed Barnes, Frank Bartzen, Betty Clausen, Tom Clausen, Gary Colton
and Erv Karls.
Pictured are Elaine Colton and Phil Weber, District B1
Director for the Lions Eye Bank of Wisconsin.