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KidSight adds New Trailer to Program

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KidSight adds New Trailer to Program


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Seven years ago, a small group of 14 P Lions attended a seminar on eye screening for preschool children at the 2010/2011 MD14 State Convention in Harrisburg, PA. That seminar motivated the group to start a screening program in District 14 P. Then VDG Phil Shober decided to form a KidSight screening program as the District Project for his year as District Governor. At the start of the 2011/2012 year a Board of Trustees was formed, and promotion and fundraising campaign were started. Due to the efforts of the trustees and clubs of 14 P we were able to raise in excess of $20,000 ($15,000 donated by Coventry Lions Club alone) by November of 2011. With these funds we formed District 14 P Lions KidSight Program Inc. (a 503 (C) (3) foundation) and purchased two Spot Vision Screening Cameras. Over the years we’ve added four more Spot Cameras, two by the Foundation and one each by the West Chester Club and the Avon Grove Club.

We have formed a partnership with the Vision Resource Center of Berks County, a local Blind Association. They were using an antiquated screening system using charts to screen children in preschool and daycare centers. The trustees decided to provide the VRC with a Spot Camera and volunteers to help screen. With the help from the Clubs of Berks and Chester Counties and the VRC we have been able to screen over 20,000 children in the past 7 years.

Over the years we had to turn down screening opportunities at festivals and community functions, due to the sensitivity of the camera to sunlight when screening outdoors. In July 2017 the Central Berks Lions Club approached the foundation expressing interest in purchasing another spot camera, upon the learning about the problems of screening outdoors, they decided to purchase a utility trailer and the necessary accessories to allow us to screen at festivals and community functions. The addition of the screening trailer will enable us to increase the number of screenings in Berks and Chester Counties.

Yours in Lionism

14P KidSight

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 January 2018 14:14

Jeff Smith Becomes Newest Coventry Lions Club Member

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New Lion, Jeff Smith, is Congratulated by Sponsor Chuck Kirschman.

Jeff was officially inducted at the Lions Club Meeting on January 9, 2018 by Lion President John Lapic. After the induction Jeff received a Centennial Membership Certificate, a Centennial Lions Clubs International Lapel Pin and a hearty welcome by the club members in attendance.

photo credit: Lion Jake Bittner

Last Updated on Friday, 12 January 2018 18:33

Lions First Service Project of the Year

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On Saturday 13 Lions worked for one hour and 45 minutes to clean up 24 bags of trash, which is a new record for a fall clean up. Luckily the weather was ideal. Thanks to all that showed up!

(Lion photographer Jake not in picture)


Last Updated on Monday, 23 October 2017 14:04

OJR High School Leo Club Hosts District 14P LEO RALLY

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District 14P Leos of the Year Pose for a Picture after Receiving Their Awards

Pictured from left are OJR MS Leo, Sonya Soeder; Avon Grove Charter School Leo Maggie Degler; Great Valley High School’s Leo Randall Patton; Wilson High School’s Leo Zane Elgagori and OJR High School Leo Star Schaeffer. Missing from the picture is Coatesville High School Leo Julie Fox

Saturday April 29th the OJR high school Leo Club hosted a Leo Rally for Leo Clubs in Lions Clubs International District 14P. The Rally was opened by Coventry Lions Club President, Keith Bentley, who led the audience members in the Pledge of Allegiance followed by remarks of the purpose of the rally.

The Master of Ceremonies was OJR’s High School Leo Advisor John McCormick. After informing the audience about the morning’s activities and schedule, he introduced District Governor Gus Meyer III. DG Gus talked about the importance of the Leo Clubs in establishing a legacy and for Leos continuing in Lionism and community service in their college years and beyond.

Charter Member and Past OJR Leo President, Maddie Murphy Delivering Keynote Address via Video

Coventry Lions Club Leo Advisor, Terry Stouffer introduced Keynote Speaker, Maddie Murphy. Maddie was away at Temple University finishing her last two weeks of her senior year but was gracious enough to provide a video for the audience. Her speech can be seen and heard here.

Last Updated on Sunday, 04 June 2017 20:24

KidSight Program

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For the past four years the Coventry Lions Club held eye screening exams for the daycare and pre-schools in our communities. Our club uses a Spot PediaVision Camera, a top of the line Vision Screening Camera specifically designed for screening children. The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on participants from 6 months of age and up. Spot screens both eyes at once from a nonthreatening 3-foot distance. Spot is powered by sophisticated technology that quickly detects the indication of the following vision issues:

  • Near-sightedness (myopia)
  • Far-sightedness (hyperopia)
  • Unequal refractive power (anisometropia)
  • Blurred vision, eye structure problem (astigmatism)
  • Pupil size deviations (anisocoria)
  • Eye misalignment (strabismus)

In just seconds, Spot provides a comprehensive, reliable analysis that enables informed decision making about the need for a follow-up diagnosis.

We were pleased to screen the children in your schools. Last year our club screened over 500 children in our communities. There were several children identified with vision concerns and this information was shared with their parents. Early detection and proper eye care can help prevent and/or correct problems that may cause children difficulty in their school years.

In our screening, along with the expected findings of common eye and vision concerns, our club identified a few youngsters with the beginning signs of amblyopia or lazy eye. Eye Care professionals are of one mind when it comes to early detection of amblyopia; the earlier the beginning stages of amblyopia are identified, the sooner steps can be taken to stop its' progression. By the time a child reaches school age (6) the affliction becomes more difficult to treat and more likely to become a permanent problem. I tell you this to emphasize the importance of early vision screening and the equally important annual follow-ups

If your school would like to take advantage of this free vision screening program you can email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Terry Stouffer

KidSight Director

District 14-P

Coventry Lions Club


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2017-18 Good Works Crew Schedule

November 4th - Frank C., Beccie C., Keith B., Kevin B.

December 2nd - Bob W., Keith B., Ray B., Chad G., Frank C., Beccie C.

January 6th - Matt K.

Feb 3rd - Chris B.,Chuck K., Terry S.

March 3rd - Chris B., Terry S., Bob R.

April 7th -

May 5th -

2017-18 Officers

John Lapic

Barry Bentley

Bob Rasmussen

Frank Conforti
First Vice President

Ray Bentley
2nd Vice President

Jake Bittner
3rd Vice President

Keith Bentley
Membership Director

Leah Kinzinger
Tail Twister

Kevin Botero
Lion Tamer

Board of Directors:
Chris Bober
Adam Cathers
Jeff Zieber