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District Sight Project Officer

District Sight Project Officer PDG Larry Collins – Peterlee Club

Key Role

  • To promote and encourage participation in the Sight Programmes of Lions Clubs International both locally and internationally; to provide advice and guidance to Clubs wishing to undertake sight related projects.

 

Prime Responsibilities

  • To become familiar with the LCI sight programmes (e.g. Lions Eye Health Programme, Campaign Sight First) and to acquire knowledge ‘in layman’s terms’ of the underlying medical conditions.
  • To promote sight as one of the Multiple District signature projects
  • To fully understand (via the MD Sight Officer) the constraints (e.g. on offering unqualified medical advice) that may constrain Clubs in running such promotions – and to proactively ensure such Clubs are made fully aware.
  • To offer general advice and guidance to Clubs wishing to get involved in promoting sight awareness projects in their area. To encourage Clubs to appoint their own Sight officers.
  • To provide information on, and encourage Club’s support for, projects recommended by MD105 and also LCI’s own Sight related projects.
  • To encourage Clubs to consult with their local visually impaired groups on how they can co-operate with them in raising awareness of Sight related issues.
  • Through membership of the Health and Disabilities team, to liaise with other District officers to identify any links to Sight awareness, including through Message in a Bottle, Medic Alert and Diabetic awareness promotions.
  • To liaise with the Multiple District Sight Officer.
  • Working to the District Strategic Plan develops a pragmatic (but specific) action plan for the year.
  • To submit progress reports to Cabinet and Convention. To attend convention. To attend cabinet, when invited to do so by the DG, and, if possible, to attend any other meetings necessary for performance of the above duties.
District Convention 2018



16th to 18th November 2018
Join us for some good old fashioned Yorkshire hospitality at our 36th Annual District Convention at The Golden Lion Hotel, Northallerton.
Nestled in the centre of the Vale of York, Northallerton is the heart and county town of North Yorkshire. The town has good communication links, it is on the East Coast main line, and is situated in the centre of the A1(M) and A19 corridors.
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