Erv Karls receives Knight of Sight
Charter Member drives for the Eye Bank
June 2010 --
Erv Karls received the prestigious Knight of Sight Fellowship at
the Officer Induction Meeting. The fellowship was presented to Lion
Erv by the
club for his continued support of the Eye Bank Transporter Team.
Lions transport eyes and processed corneas for the Lions
Eye Bank of Wisconsin. The Fond du Lac group relays tissue from Fond du
Lac to Beaver Dam and delivers corneas to doctors in the Fox Valley and
Karls is one of the club's leading transporters with over 50
trips. Fond du Lac Evening Lions transport eyes at their own expense.
Forty-six trips equates to a cross county trip from the Atlantic to the
The Knight of Sight is awarded by the Lions Eye Bank of
Wisconsin Lions upon receipt of a $1,000 donation by the club or an
individual to the Eye Bank. Erv is a charter member of the club since
its inception in 1973.
Other FDL Evening Lions that are Knight
of Sight Fellows are Orv Doede (deceased), a past president of the Eye Bank, Frank
Bartzen and Gary Colton.