Lions in Sight Eye Clinics
In cooperation with the Lions in Sight of California Foundation (formerly Lions in Sight of CA/NV) and with grants from the Lions Clubs International Foundation, the San Francisco Fil-Am Lions Club, in cooperation with other clubs in District 4-C4 and Multiple District 301 (Philippines), founded the first Lions Eye Clinic in the Philippines. These clinics serve as distribution points for recycled eyeglasses shipped from the United States, providing a much needed service to very underprivileged communities. They also serve as collection points for donated eyeglasses from local Lions Clubs, continuing the cycle and gaining self sufficiency.
San Fernando, La Union
Our Next Mission
President Rufo Macaraeg (2018-2019) has appointed Lion Joe Espinueva as chair of the LISEC La Union project. Our current timeline is to establish the clinic in
January 2020 (cancelled due to the novel Coronavirus outbreak).
Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya
The Provincial Health Office of Nueva Vizcaya
Revival of Philippines Lions in Sight
In our January 2018 Medical Mission, the San Francisco Fil-Am Lions Club in conjunction with several other clubs founded the second Lions in Sight Eye Clinic in the Philippines, at the Provincial Health Office of Nueva Vizcaya in the province's capital city, Bayombong. This clinic is now in full operation under the jurisdiction of the Nueva Vizcaya Tribu Vizcayano Lions Club, with LIS reporting and inbound shipments being facilitated by the San Francisco Nueva Vizcaya Lions Club.
De La Salle University
The First in the Philippines
The Lions in Sight Eye Clinic in Dasmariñas was founded at De La Salle University as the first LISEC center in the Philippines. The San Francisco Fil-Am Lions Club raised funds and organized the creation of this eye clinic and eyeglass recycling facility as a way to serve those in need in the Philippines, as well as enable local Lions projects in the Philippines focusing on the visually impaired.
The LISEC Gold Sponsorship Award is given to those individuals who have given valuable support and generosity in the establishment of the first Lions in Sight Eye Clinic in the Philippines.
San Francisco Coordinating Council of Lions Clubs
San Francisco Highlands Lions Club
San Francisco Host Lions Club
San Francisco Marina North Beach Lions Club
San Francisco Premier Lions Club
South San Francisco Golden Gate Lions Club
Lion PDG Jocelyn Mina