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Knight of the Blind

Title Last First Middle suffix Club District Level
  Euvrard Wayne M.   Amenia Lions 20-O  
Lion Roehe Wilfred H.   Amenia Lions 20-O  
  Amenia Lions Club       Amenia Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Beacon Lions Club       Beacon Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
Lion Frangipane Maria     Bethel Lions 20-O  
Lion Dyrszka Larysa     Bethel Lions Club 20-O  
             
               
  Schwenk Patricia     Catskill Lioness Club 20-O  
  Catskill Lioness Club       Catskill Lioness Club 20-O BRONZE
  National Bank of Florida       Florida 20-O  
  Pawliczek James R.   Florida Lions Club 20-O  
  Germantown Lions Club       Germantown Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
Lion Eckerson Elaine     Goshen Lions 20-O  
  Hudson Lions Club       Hudson Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
  Blatter Elizabeth "Betty"   Hurley Lions Club 20-O  
  Blatter Roger     Hurley Lions Club 20-O  
  Hurley Lioness Club       Hurley Lioness Club 20-O  
Lion Decker  Joseph H. Sr. Hurley Lions Club 20-O  
  Hurley Lions Club       Hurley Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
  Ingarra Joseph M.   Hurley Lions Club 20-O  
  Hyde Park Leo Club       Hyde Park Leo Club 20-O  
Lion Durkin Barbara A.   Hyde Park Lions 20-O  
  Millard Marilyn     Hyde Park Lions 20-O  
Dr. Schenker Bruce     Hyde Park Lions 20-O  
Lion Blodgett Edward     Hyde Park Lions 20-O BRONZE
Lion Blodgett Keith     Hyde Park Lions 20-O BRONZE
Lion Fumasoli Maurice A.   Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
Lion Gavin Barbara     Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
  Hyde Park Optometry       Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
Lion  Morris Mary     Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
Lion Ray Debbie     Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
Lion  Walsh Judith M.   Hyde Park Lions  20-O  
  Hyde Park Lions Club       Hyde Park Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Johns Earl A.   Hyde Park Lions Club 20-O  
  Kerhonkson Lions Club       Kerhonkson Lions Club 20-O  
  Rieker Mark J.   Kingston Lions Club 20-O  
PDG Wargo John     LaGrange Lions 20-O  
  LaGrange Lions Club       LaGrange Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Cameron Robert H.   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Dobrzynski Stan     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Genovese Joseph     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Graham Michael     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Hubbard William "Bill"   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Kieley George     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Lenci Paul     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Petrovits David     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Preuss Martin S.   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Salisbury R. Keith   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Smith Gordon     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Wade George H. III LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Ziegler William W.   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Abad Frank      LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Camillaccio Vincent D.   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Hutchings Durward "Hutch"   LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Sabia Anthony     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Capralos James     LaGrange Lions Club 20-O  
  Livingston Manor Lions Club       Livingston Manor Lions Club 20-O SILVER
Lion Youngs Diane     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Ayres Cecile     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Bedell Barbara     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. Benedict Zar     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. Budd Edward G.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Cleary Francis A.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. Connell Dean W.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Currier Eugene     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  D'Alessandaro Paul I.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Eanelli Thomas R.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Foglia Glenice     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Hardy Charles Rock   Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Krajewski Theodore     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion LaBelle Anita     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Lybolt Carole     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Lybolt Rollin     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Lybolt Rollin     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. MacLeod Cedric J.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Madigan Norton     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Masi John L.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mrs. Mehler Angela C.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. Mehler Fredrick     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Mikulski Jennie     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Myers Susan     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Propeack Albert     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Propeack Saundra     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Roche Walter  J.   Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Scali Nicholas     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Sheeley Horace     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Shembeda William     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Sheppard Judy     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Stoltz Joan     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Witt Ed     Middletown Lions 20-O  
  Witt Jean     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Youngs Diane     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Lion Yuhas Deborah     Middletown Lions 20-O  
Mr. Ayres Richard     Middletown Lions 20-O BRONZE
Lion Budd Diane     Middletown Lions 20-O BRONZE
  Hardy Patricia M.   Middletown Lions 20-O BRONZE
  Owen Thomas L.   Middletown Lions 20-O BRONZE
  Middletown Lions Club       Middletown Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Millbrook Lions Club       Millbrook Lions Club 20-O  
  Moody John  A.   Millerton Lions Club 20-O  
  Monroe Lions Club       Monroe Lions Club 20-O  
  New Paltz Lions Club       New Paltz Lions Club 20-O  
  Anderson Arnold A.   New Paltz Lions Club 20-O  
Mr. Meggison Glynn     Newburgh 20-O  
Lion Fitzgerald David T.   Newburgh Lions Club 20-O  
Lion  Dickett William     Nine Partners Lions Club 20-O  
Lion  Townsend Jack     Northern Columbia 20-O  
  Fox Donald W.   Northern Columbia Lions Club 20-O  
  Allen William     Otisville Lions Club 20-O  
  Pawling Lions Club       Pawling Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
  Pine Bush Lioness Club       Pine Bush Lioness Club 20-O  
  Pine Bush Lions Club       Pine Bush Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
  Chestney Betty     Pine Plains Lions 20-O  
Lion Chestney Jerry     Pine Plains Lions 20-O  
Lion Hage Peter     Pine Plains Lions 20-O  
Lion Pulver Jack     Pine Plains Lions 20-O BRONZE
  Pine Plains Lions Club       Pine Plains Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Spohr Don     Pine Plains Lions Club 20-O  
Lion Van Swearinger Kirk     Pleasant Valley 20-O  
  Pleasant Valley Lions Club       Pleasant Valley Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Lama Robert     Pleasant Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Schaeffer Fred W.   Pleasant Valley Lions Club 20-O  
Lion Bickel Michael     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Closs James W.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
  Euell Patricia     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
  Euell Terry     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Frivele Robert P.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Herman Kenneth     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Houlihan David H.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Imperato John N.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Maier David  E.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Putorti Anthony P.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Raible Richard C.   Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Lion Scangnelli Carlo     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O  
Mr. Chestney Christopher     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O BRONZE
PDG  Maier Joyce     Rhinebeck Lions 20-O BRONZE
  Matthies Richard     Rhinebeck Lions Club 20-O  
  Pflum Phillip     Rhinebeck Lions Club 20-O  
  Rhinebeck Lions Club       Rhinebeck Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Sippin Sams R.V. Club       Rip Van Winkle Lions Club 20-O  
  Rip Van Winkle Lions Club       Rip Van Winkle Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Delgrande Patrick     Roeliffe Jansen Lions Club 20-O  
  Roeliff-Jansen Lions Club       Roeliff-Jansen Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Rondout Valley Lions Club       Rondout Valley Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Schnell Robert     Saugerties Lions Club 20-O  
Lion Thorpe John G.   Stanford Lions 20-O  
Lion Thorpe Juanita     Stanford Lions 20-O  
  Stanford Lions Club       Stanford Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Town of Dover Lions Club       Town of Dover Lions 20-O  
  Rosensheim Alan     Town of Fallsburg 20-O  
  Rosensheim Gail     Town of Fallsburg 20-O  
Lion Wizwer Ilene J.   Town of Fallsburg Lions  20-O  
Lion Wizwer Stuart S.   Town of Fallsburg Lions  20-O  
  Town of Poughkeepsie Lions Club       Town of Poughkeepsie Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
  Town of Walkill Lioness Club       Town of Walkill Lioness Club 20-O  
  Town of Wallkill Lions Club       Town of Wallkill Lions Club 20-O BRONZE
PDG Fitzgerald Bill     Town of Wallkill/Mid Orange 20-O  
  Fitzgerald Lauren A.   Town of Wallkill/Mid Orange 20-O  
  Shuback Jane C.   Town of Wallkill/Mid Orange 20-O  
  Tri-Valley Lioness Club       Tri-Valley Lioness Club 20-O GOLD
  Clark John "Jack"   Tri Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Delaney Hugh     Tri Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Ganz Eugene     Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
  LaHanko Monti D.   Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
Lion Smith Franklin D.   Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
  Ter Bush Donald     Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
  Ter Bush Fran     Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
  Ter Bush Mae     Tri-Valley Lions 20-O  
  Brenner Wiliam     Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Froehlich Gene     Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Fuller Frances     Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Manell Thomas     Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Pond Joseph     Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Smith Lois T.   Tri-Valley Lions Club 20-O  
  Baim Ken     Tusten Lions Club 20-O  
  Krause George & Gloria     Tusten Lions Club 20-O  
  Tusten Lions Club       Tusten Lions Club 20-O GOLD
  Codacoui Joseph W.   unknown 20-O BRONZE
  Schoentag David     unknown 20-O BRONZE
  Wallkill Mid-Orange Lions Club       Wallkill Mid-Orange Lions Club 20-O SILVER
  Rennia Carl M.     20-O  
  IBM         20-O GOLD

The Knight of the Blind program was started as part of the Foundation’s capital campaign to raise the needed funds to create the Institute.  As our history shows the Lions Foundation at Albany was incorporated on December 9, 1990.  Its purpose was to give monetary support to the doctors and staff in ophthalmology research and to assist those in financial need to obtain the necessary and appropriate eye care.  The Lions Eye Institute of Albany Inc. is a partnership between the doctors and the Lions of MD20 sub-districts  O, W and Y2 and the International Association of Lions Clubs.  We are one of eight facilities in the US.  Since the Institute’s beginning we have helped in the treatment of over half million patients.

 

LIONS FOUNDATION AT ALBANY, NY Inc.

KNIGHT OF THE BLIND PROGRAM

In 1925, Helen Keller challenged Lions to become Knights of the Blind and many Lions in Districts 20-0, 20-Y2, and 20-W have taken up that challenge by supporting the Lions Eye Institute (LEI) through their donations to the Lions Foundation at Albany, NY Inc. (LFA)

The Lions Eye Institute, on New Scotland Avenue in Albany, serves as the Department of Ophthalmology at Albany Medical College, with specialists in advanced fields training residents, conducting research, and providing patient care to thousands of children and adults with difficult or specialized problems.  In a tight economy, many of these patients do not have insurance or the necessary funds to pay for their treatment and this is where Lions can also help.  The majority of the funds raised by the Lions Foundation at Albany, NY, in support of the Lions Eye Institute are used to help these patients get the care they so desperately need. Gifts to the Foundation also support the ophthalmology residency program and research at the LEI.

One of the major sources of funding for the LEI is the Knight of the Blind program.  Donations come from Lions Clubs as well as from individuals who make donations either toward their own Knight of the Blind award or in memory or honor of someone else.  Honorees can also be individuals or organizations not directly affiliated with a Lions organization.  Donations for an award can be given as a single amount or can be given over time.  All donations received from a club or individual are tracked by the Foundation.  When the amount received reaches an award level, the individual or Club will be notified and honored with an award.  A Knight of the Blind will receive a framed certificate or plaque recognizing their award status, a lapel pin, and are listed on the Wall of Honor at the Lions Eye Institute.  Clubs receiving a Knight of the Blind award will receive a banner patch with a corresponding chevron denoting the specific award level.

There are four levels of the Award.

• Knight of the Blind - $500

• Bronze Lion - $1,000

• Silver Lion - $5,000

• Gold Lion - $10,000 and more

Checks should be made payable to the Lions Foundation at Albany, NY Inc.

 Donations can be sent to the:

Lions Foundation at Albany, NY Inc.

1220 New Scotland Road, Suite 102

Slingerlands, NY 12159

Donate on-line through PayPal on our Website:

Web Site: www.leialbany.org    Contact us by E-mail: leialbany@gmail.com