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Welcome to the September Issue of LCTG Newsletter
Hello Again, September, like the sweet yet sudden changing of the leaves, is a month of serious transition and
transformation. No matter how much we’re aware of this happening, it can still feel incredibly jarring to move so abruptly from one polarity to the next.
Season If you
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Free Public Vision Screening
On September 8th, 2018, The Lions club of Tropical Garden hosted a Free Vision
Screening and educational talk on Glaucoma to the public, at Elizabethan Square Cayman Conference Centre.
51 person turned out to make this a
successful project. Free vision screening was done by Optical Outlook, with their
professionals also addressing the gathering
on Glaucoma (otherwise known as the silent thief of sight).
Attendees were encouraged to have regular
checks, as where glaucoma is diagnosed and treated early it can prevent long-term vision
loss. Person over the age of 40 who have a family history of glaucoma, should have a
complete eye exam with an eye doctor every one to two years.
Glaucoma, a hereditary condition that usually only emerges later in oneâ€™s life, is generally
caused by a build-up of pressure inside the eye. This increased pressure, called
intraocular pressure, can damage the optic nerve which transmits images to the brain.
If left untreated the damage to the optic nerve will continue and can cause
permanent loss of vision. There are four main type of Glaucoma, open
angle (being the most common one); Acute angle; development glaucoma and secondary glaucoma.
There are many steps in maintaining good eye sight, such eating health;
choosing sunglasses that block 99%
or 100% of both UVA and UVB rays; and wearing safety and protective glasses at work.
Prison Vision Screening
On September 16th, 2018, The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens visited the Fairbanks prison to provide free vision screening to the female inmates housed at that located. Lion Dr Kishna Mani joined forces with our Club and screened 16 inmates. Lions set up vision charts, reading charts and retinoscopes to facilitate the screening, which was extremely appreciated by those benefitted. The project was a tremendous success.
Steve Higgins and Friends
Embracing Romance was the theme for the night, which saw Steve Higgins and friends performing at the Marriott Beach Resort was one to remember. Proceeds of this highly enjoyable fundraiser were kindly donated to The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens and The Cayman Island Cancer Society. In both cases, funds will be used for cancer support Thank you Steve Higgins and Friends for all an amazing night and all that you continue to do to make our community a better place. Lion Kareefa
Guest Motivational Speaker The Club’s social meeting held on 18 th September
welcomed guest-presenter, Theresa Thomas, who is the
fo u n d e r o f B ra n d i n g BluePrints. Ms Thomas is a
Christian Motivational Speaker and Entrepreneur and told the
audience that she encourages women to “embrace their shine” by creating and marketing their brand and products online.
Theresa traded the island life to move to the US in 2014 for foundational schooling for her two girls. She described herself
as being a person who is not afraid to try anything at least once.
Theresa has a purpose fuelled by passion to encourage, motivate and edify women through biblical principles.
Discounting the doubters, Theresa overcame adversity and obtained 5 academic degrees on her own (and is currently working her Doctorate in Theology).
accomplishments under her belt, she has never looked back and encourages women to never stop learning.
Pines Retirement Home
On the 22nd September 2018, the Lions Club of Tropical Gardens visited the Pines Retirement Home and presented toiletry supplies to elderly residents. Joining forces with
the Lions were members of the Leo Club, whose youthful energy was greatly appreciated by all participants. The
room was filled with songs, stories and laughter, as
everyone gathered together and games were played before lunch was served. A sweet treat for those with a sweet tooth was also served!
Cayman Brac 5K Walk/Run
On September 22nd, 2018 The Lions Club of Tropical Gardens partnered with the Cayman Brac Lions to bring Breast Cancer Awareness to Cayman Brac. The Walk/Run and awareness meeting were well received, with all age groups being well represented. A
light breakfast was enjoyed while the doctor educated the gathering on Breast Cancer, with an emphasis on early detection.
Eclizpe Day Spa Cut-A-Thon
Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa is an amazing community partner and a long-time supporter of the Club’s breast cancer awareness activities. Eclipze has staged an annual
Cut-a-Thon over the last
several years, which raises well-needed funds, as well as awareness for the cause. The breast cancer story is a personal one for Eclipze:
Darla the owner and
her sister Darna (a partner at the time) established this event in loving memory of an aunt who suffered in silence and passed away to Breast Cancer 20 plus years ago. After exploring different ways to make a difference, they decided to use their profession of Cosmetology (Hair & Beauty) to create a fun and rewarding event for the community. Other Salon and Spa professionals were invited to participate and so began the Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa Annual Cut-A-Thon. The funds generated annually from this event are given to our Lions Club which in turn uses them to help fund the Club’s various breast cancer initiatives. The 2018 Cut-a-Thon, held on Sunday 30th September, saw professionals working together for “the cause” from Privé Beauty Studio, Focus Hair and Beauty, Spa Esprit, and Eclipze Hair Design & Day Spa – as well as visiting TIGI star stylists. The services offered included wet cuts for men, women & children, mini manicures, eyebrow threading, massages and reflexology. CUTS FOR A CAUSE… In an effort to help raise additional funds amazing volunteers (who, with our blessing had sought sponsorship) came forward and committed to cut at least 10-12 INCHES OFF their hair or shave their head. In some cases, this hair was donated to Locks of Love to help in making wigs for children with cancer who have suffered hair loss.
The Pink Shop
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UCCI and Clifton Hunter Leos
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