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Napoleon in Henry County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Napoleon Lions Club

Ohio Lions Multiple District 13A

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
1. Napoleon Lions Club Marker
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Inscription.  
Our History
1917: Chicago business leader Melvin Jones asked a simple and world-changing question - what if people put their talents to work improving their communities? Almost 100 years later, Lions Clubs International is the world's largest service club organization, with more than 1.3 million members in more than 45,000 clubs and countless stories of Lions acting on the same simple idea: let's improve our communities.

1925: Helen Keller addressed the Lions Clubs International Convention in Cedar Point, Ohio, USA, and challenged Lions to become "knights of the blind in the crusade against darkness.” Since then, we have worked tirelessly to aid the blind and visually impaired.

1964: Napoleon Lions Club is chartered.

Our Goal of Sight Preservation
• The Lions have provided eyeglasses and eye exams for needy residents since 1965
• We recycle used eyeglasses for the benefit of the Volunteer Optometric Service to Humanity (VOSH). They provide eyecare and eyeglasses to third world countries.
• Eyeglass donation boxes are located in stores and
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churches throughout Henry County or eyeglasses can be brought to our recycling center.
• The Lions Club makes donations to the NW Ohio Eyebank.
• 100% of the proceeds from the White Cane Days are used for sight preservation projects.

Napoleon Lions Club Accomplishments
• Provide eyeglasses and examinations.
• Recycle used eyeglasses.
• Offer a $2000 scholarship each year to a high school senior.
• Purchase dictionaries for every third grade student in the Napoleon Area Schools.
• Built and donated the Kidz Kingdom restrooms.
• Donated over $45,000 to the Henry County Hospital.
• Partnered with the Rotary Club to build the Rotary/Lions Community Center at Oberhaus Park.
• Provided funding and labor for the Buckenmeyer Stadium.
• Sponsor a Napoleon High School! student of the month and support academic and athletic booster projects.
• Support local activities such as the historical society, Halloween parade, high school Hi-Y, and Adopt-a-Highway
• Support national and world sight relief, humanitarian aid and offer grants for emergencies and catastrophic occurrences through the LCIF (Lions Club International Foundation)

Why the Lions Recycle
• Keeps approximately 38,000 lbs. of glass and aluminum out of the landfill yearly.
• A Service we provide our community.
•
Napoleon Lions Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
2. Napoleon Lions Club Marker
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Helps raise funds for other Lions community or sight preservation projects.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal OrganizationsScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1917.
 
Location. 41° 22.761′ N, 84° 8.054′ W. Marker is in Napoleon, Ohio, in Henry County. Marker is on West Maumee Avenue (County Road Z) west of Huddle Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 780 W Maumee Ave, Napoleon OH 43545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Napoleon Rotary Club (here, next to this marker); Flood of 1982 (approx. Ό mile away); Civil War Camp Latty (approx. half a mile away); Glenwood Memorial (approx. half a mile away); C.C. "Bud" Rodenberger (approx. half a mile away); World War Veterans Memorial Trees (approx. 0.6 miles away); You Are On The Buckeye Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Napoleon.
 
Napoleon Lions Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
3. Napoleon Lions Club Marker
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Napoleon Lions Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
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Napoleon Lions Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
5. Napoleon Lions Club Marker
Napoleon Lions Club Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, October 5, 2021
6. Napoleon Lions Club Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 8, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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