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1Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) The Singapore Lionsanswer to ourLions Clubs InternationalNo. 1 global service program on Sight Preservation,Awareness & Action
2Honorary Lion Professor Arthur Lim Founder Chairman, LSSC Numerous international reports have emphasized that millions of Asians in the developing countries will be stricken with poverty and starvation, often without education, without shelter, without health and without vision.The Lions Clubs International combined with the Lions Clubs of Singapore have taken an important decision to move forward to help by restoring good vision to those blind from cataract or corneal opacities and prevent blindness for the victims of diabetes and glaucoma.A group of dedicated Singaporeans has initiated the Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) and we hope to attract thousands of supporters to work with us. We pray that the Lions and our more fortunate Singaporeans will join us to helpserve the poor.Let us always remember “Our skills and money are of value only if used to benefit the less fortunate.”
3Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) 狮子护眼中心 HOW LSSC WAS STARTED? From a 2 years gestation period since the informal first lunch meeting on Friday 25 August 2006, hosted by Honorary Lion Prof Arthur Lim in his office, Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) was registered with the Registrar of Societies, Singapore with ROS Reference Number 2071/2008 dated 1st July 2008 and authorized to use the name ‘LIONS’ & Lions emblem from Lions Clubs International on 3rd July Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) had the Inaugural General Meeting on Tuesday 22 July 2008 and the First Management Board was also elected to take Office immediately till December 2009.Lions SaveSight Centre(Singapore)狮子护眼中心
4LSSC OBJECTS & PURPOSES The Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) endeavors toEstablish a centre for the prevention of blindnesswith strong emphasis on diabetes retinopathy,a blinding complication of diabetesDevelop prevention of blindness programfor other important causes of blindness such as cataract, corneal diseases and glaucomaCreate care services, education and training, screening and counseling and researchto complement current developments in the prevention of blindnessCoordinate outreach prevention of blindness programsto extend to neighboring countries, in Asia and beyondEstablish eye banking and corneal transplantation with links to Lions Clubs International and its networks andlinks on sight conservation and eye banks
5LSSC OBJECTS & PURPOSES The increasing aging populationwill continue to drive healthcare cost upwardsmaking it potentially prohibitive for patientsto access routine follow-up monitoring of common chronic eye diseases.Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore)is set up to provide patients requiring long-termroutine follow up on common chroniceye diseases monitoring with affordable and cost-effective ophthalmic care to minimizewait time and costs to these patients.
6On the LSSC LogoIn 1925, the legendary Helen Keller challenged the Lions to become “Knights of the Blind in the crusade against darkness”. Since then, the Lions around the world, took the challenge and today Lions Clubs International is best known for our fight to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness amongst the many humanitarian activities and programs.The LSSC Logo is created by incorporating the Lions Clubs International emblem at the center of the eye symbolizes our loyalty to our cause; focusing our challenge to save sight and our firm commitment to eliminate preventable and reversible blindness in the local scene, later in the regional countries and eventually in the global arena.
7This original LSSC Mascot is designed by NUS YLL medical student, Ms Cheryl Tan. The rationale of adopting the LSSC Mascot is to allow the general public to relate the centre with the Lions movement. In the near future, you would see this mascot as souvenirs, soft toys and other publicity materials.
8Partnering Organizations Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore Eye Research InstituteDiabetic Society of SingaporeLCI District 308-A1, Singapore
9Lions Clubs Membership Lions Club of Singapore (Host)Lions Club of Singapore Fort CanningLions Club of Singapore CityLions Club of Singapore MetropolitanLions Club of Singapore EmeraldLions Club of Singapore Serangoon GardensLions Club of Singapore ShangrilaLions Club of Singapore BedokLions Club of Singapore NanyangLions Club of Singapore Punggol (withdrawn)
10Lions Clubs Membership 11. Lions Club of Singapore Siglap12. Lions Club of Singapore Island13. Lions Club of Singapore Katong14. Lions Club of Singapore Culture15. Lions Club of Singapore Alpha Mandarin16. Lions Club of Singapore Eunos (withdrawn)17. Lions Club of Singapore Goldhill18. Lions Club of Singapore Jiyang19. Lions Club of Singapore Neesoon Mandarin20. Lions Club of Singapore Beverly Hills
11Lions Clubs Membership 21. Lions Club of Singapore Vanda (withdrawn)22. Lions Club of Singapore Goodwood23. Lions Club of Singapore Orchard24. Lions Club of Singapore Royal25. Lions Club of Singapore Orchid26. Lions Club of Singapore Tanah Merah27. Lions Club of Singapore Oscar28. Lions Club of Singapore Oriental29. Lions Club of Singapore Henderson30. Lions Club of Singapore Zenith
12Lions Clubs Membership 31. Lions Club of Singapore Katong Mandarin32. Lions Club of Singapore Lotus33. Lions Club of Singapore Mandarin34. Lions Club of Singapore Chatsworth35. Lions Club of Singapore New Central36. Lions Club of Singapore Changi37. Lions Club of Singapore Seletar38. Lions Club of Singapore Central39. Lions Club of Singapore Paterson40. Lions Club of Singapore Central Link
13LSSC Ordinary Voting Membership ASK: What is your commitment by getting your Lions Club to be aLSSC Ordinary Voting Member?Answer: Honestly, NOTHING!1. There are no mandatory membership dues2. There are no mandatory fundraising projects3. There are no mandatory service activities4. There are no mandatory duty & responsibilityEverything about Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) is voluntary andabout genuine volunteerism.No Lion member or Lions Club will be asked to do more thenwhat they want to do.Yes, our Lions Clubs decide what they want to do always.
14LSSC Management Board 2008-2009 (The First Founding Management Team) Chairman – Honorary Lion Prof Arthur LimDeputy Chairman – Honorary Lion Prof Donald TanSecretary – PDG Han Thien FongAssistant Secretary – Lion Charity WaiTreasurer – Lion Ho Lon GeeDirector 1 – Lion Richard SeeDirector 2 – Lion Jenny TanDirector 3 – Lion Yong Chiang BoonDirector 4 – Lion Dr Edmund WongDirector 5 – Lion Dr Ho Ching Lin
15LSSC Management Board 2010-2011 Chairman Hon Lion Prof Arthur LimDeputy Chairman - Hon Lion Prof Donald Tan1st Vice Chairman - PCC SG Chin2nd Vice Chairman - 2VDG Irene TanSecretary PDG Han Thien FongAssistant Secretary - Lion Charity WaiTreasurer Lion Kang Oyo CheowAssistant Treasurer - Lion Ho Lon Gee
16LSSC Management Board 2010-2011 Directors1. Lion Dora Chan Lion Peter Lim2. Lion Eileen Cheak Lion Lim Sin Tat3. Lion Peter Chua Lion Richard See4. Lion Simon Goh Lion Grace Sim5. Lion Dr Ho Ching Lin Lion Tan Ai Hoa6. Lion Lee Keng Hong Lion Raymond Tan7. Lion Robert Liew Lion Dr Edmund Wong8. Lion John Lim
17Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) YEAR 2011 GOALS For Year 2011, let us together focus on the road ahead withTop Priority to secure and complete the MOH-IPC application approval processesto be led by Lion Charity Wai, Lion Kang Oyo Cheow, PDG Han Thien Fong & 1VDG Singa RetnamA Next Priority is to organize fundraising projects:A Fund Raising Projectto be led by Lion Dora Chan & PDG Charlie ChanAnother Musical Concert or Film Premiereto be led by Lion Raymond Tan, Lion Leslie Yong, PDG Henry Tan & 2VDG Irene TanA further Walkathon or Golfto be led by Lion Peter Lim, Lion Lim Sin Tat, Lion Peter Chua, Lion Robert Liew, Lion John Lim,Lion Richard See, Lion Donna Ng & Lion Seet Hwee HongLions World Sight Day 2011 cum Annual Lectureto be led by Lion Peter Heng, Lion Simon Goh, Lion Sharon Yip, Lion Grace Sim, Lion Tan Ai Hoa,Lion Lely Chin & Mdm Ho Shin Hiong
18Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore) YEAR 2011 GOALS A launch of a nation-wide project:Lions Recycle for Sight (recycle eyeglasses)to be led by Lion Chia Giok Pin, Lion Chan Hiok Hong, Lion Lee Keng Hong, Lion Eileen Cheak, Lion Simon Goh, Lion Sharon Yip & PDG Han Thien FongAn establishment of A Panel of Patrons(possible dignitaries like SM Goh Chok Tong, Minister Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister Khaw Boon Wan, MP Dr Lim Wee Kiak and/or MP Dr Lam Pin Min)to be initiated by Prof Arthur Lim, Prof Donald Tan, Lion Charity Wai,Lion Dr Edmund Wong, Lion Dr Ho Ching Lin & PCC SG ChinA launch of a series of promotional informative educational brochures and leafletsto be led by Lion Chan Hiok Hong, Mdm Ho Shin Hiong, Lion Dr Edmund Wong,Lion Dr Ho Ching Lin, Lion Charity Wai, Lion Kang Oyo Cheow & PDG Han Thien Fong
19DONATIONS FUND RAISING RECORD Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore)FUND RAISING RECORDTOTAL FUND RAISED TO DATE - $197, as at 31 December 2010Month 2009 Name AmountMarch Lions Club of Singapore (Host) $ 12,000April Lions Club of Singapore Nanyang $ 80,000April Lukisan Art Gallery PL $ 1,500April Lion Yap Bau Tan (New Central) $ 1,500June Lion Jenny Tan (City) $ 2,000August Lions Club of Alpha Mandarin, Bedok, City, Emerald,Fort Canning, Goldhill, Host, Henderson, Oriental, Siglap & Zenith $ 22,401.61$ 3,450September Lions Club of Singapore Fort Canning $ 2, TOTAL 2009 COLLECTION - $124,851.61 Month 2010 January Lions Club of Singapore Chatsworth $ 8,095.20March Lions Club of Singapore Island $March Lions Club of Singapore New Central $ 1,500May Lions Club of Singapore (Host) $ 2,000October Lions Club of Singapore Zenith $ 2,000December Lions Club of Singapore Royal $ 5,000December Lions Clubs International Foundation $ 53, TOTAL 2010 COLLECTION - $73,008.57
20LSSC Major Activities SN Date Event March Gift of Sight SymposiumJuly Gift of Sight SymposiumOctober Lions World Sight Day 2009 cum Annual LectureOctober Lions World Sight Day 2010 cum Annual Lecture
21Lions World Sight Day cum Annual Lecture 2009 Date: Sunday 11 October 2009- Venue: Kampong Kembangan Community Club- Participating Organizations: LCI District 308-A1, SingaporeSingapore National Eye CentreKampong Kembangan Community ClubLions SaveSight Centre (Singapore)- Guest of Honor: Minister for MCYS Dr Vivian Balakrishnan- VIP Guests: MP Marine Parade GRC Dr Ong Seh Hong &DG Anthony Tay- Annual Lecture Speaker: Honorary Lion Prof Donald Tan- Eye Screening: over 200 senior citizens- Lecture Attendees: over 300 persons- Event reported in the Channel News Asia
22Lions World Sight Day cum Annual Lecture 2010 Date: Sunday 10 October 2010- Venue: The Canberra Community Club- Participating Organizations: LCI District 308-A1, SingaporeSingapore National Eye CentreThe Canberra Community ClubLions SaveSight Centre (Singapore)- Guest of Honor: Minister in Prime Minister’s Office Lim Boon Heng- VIP Guests: MP Sembawang GRC Dr Lim Wee Kiak & DG Steven Seah- Annual Lecture Speaker: Prof Wong Tien Yin- Eye Screening: over 300 senior citizens- Lecture Attendees: over 200 persons- Event reported in the Channel News Asia and the Straits Times
23Lions Recycle for Sight Organizing Committee:Lion Chia Giok Pin (Chairperson)Lion Chan Hiok Hong (Vice Chairperson)Lion Lee Keng HongLion Eileen CheakLion Simon GohLion Sharon YipDistrict Chairperson for Sight Preservation, Awareness & ActionPDG Han Thien FongAny other persons (Polytechnic Officers, Optometrists, Leos, other Lions and any interested parties)
24Lions Recycle for Sight Budgeting, Funding & SponsorshipDesigning and Production of the Eyeglasses Collection BoxesDesigning and Production of the Eyeglasses Collection Community Publicity PostersEyeglasses Collection Centres (Ophthalmologists Clinics, Optical Shops, Schools & Community Centres)Participating Lions Clubs & Leo ClubsEyeglasses Storage CoordinationEyeglasses Processing, Grading & Packaging (Polytechnics & Optometrists)Publicity, Promotion & Public RelationsLSSC Website: – Recycle for SightLSSC Thank You Appreciation (Excellence in Effort Awards & Certificates of Appreciation)
25Lions Recycle for Sight Lions & Leo Clubs Liaison CoordinatorsEyeglasses Collection Centres Liaison CoordinatorsEyeglasses Processing, Grading, Packaging & Storage CoordinatorsOverseas Mission Liaison CoordinatorsLCI Liaison Coordinator(LCI Website: - Recycle for Sight)
27LSSC Awards Criteria Award Criteria LSSC Special Award Special Appreciation & RecognitionLSSC Founder Chairman above $100,000 orExceptional LeadershipLSSC Distinguished Leadership - 50,000 & above orDistinguished LeadershipLSSC Distinguished Service $40,000 to $49,999 orDistinguished ServiceLSSC Outstanding Leadership - $30,000 to $39,999 orOutstanding LeadershipLSSC Outstanding Service $20,000 to $29,999 orOutstanding ServiceLSSC Leadership $10,000 to $19,999 or LeadershipLSSC Service $1,000 to $9,999 or Service
28ALL Awardees ROLLS OF HONOR LSSC Rolls of HonorALL Awardeeswill be recorded in theROLLS OF HONOR
29Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore). LSSC NEWSLETTERSLSSC Newsletters ’EYES’are published quarterly,dispatched to Lion leaders and friendsby direct (over 3,000 s)locally and globally and they are also available (current and back copies) readilyin our LSSC Website:The Newsletter carries the latest information and updates that involves and oscillates aroundLions SaveSight Centre (Singapore).
30everything you need and want to know about LSSC LSSC Websiteeverything you need and want to know about LSSC
31- said Honorary Lion Professor Donald Tan “The Lions SaveSight Centre (Singapore)is set-up to provide patients withchronic eye diseases requiring long-term eye care with quality step-down eye care in the most cost-effective setting to minimize waiting time and coststo these patients, but most importantly, save sight by screening, early diagnosis and referral for treatment to prevent disease progression and visual loss.”- said Honorary Lion Professor Donald Tan
32- said Honorary Lion Professor Arthur Lim “When as a result of escalating cost,millions of the neglected people ofSoutheast Asia continue to sufferthe misery of blindness, at a timewhen modern ophthalmic care canensure good vision for all at low cost,I appeal for action, for change.Our skills and money are of value onlyif used to benefit the less fortunate.”- said Honorary Lion Professor Arthur Lim
33“The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.Of all senses, SIGHT must be the MOST IMPORTANT.Alone we can do so little;together we can do so much.It is terrible thing to see andhave no vision.”- said Helen Keller