Social Action: Collecting old eyeglasses
Our social action 2017 is collecting old pairs of glasses: Well we gave the official start of this social action at our last lunch meeting (10th January). The challenge is to collect 1000 pairs of glasses within 12 months. (January 2017 to January 2018).
Please bring the pairs you have collected so far. Remember: each pair of glasses has a virtual value of CHF 4.-
These glasses will be sent to Medico France. They will wash and repair them and then send them to countries in need. All these glasses have a second life.
PAST SOCIAL ACTIONS
Raclette à volonté - Charity - 1 February 2014
Social Action is made in favor of La Maison de Tara
La Maison de Tara offers an alternative to hospitalization for people nearing the end of life who are unable to stay at home but wish to spend their final days in a homely/family atmosphere surrounded by warmth, care and tenderness…. a home away from home.
It offers to anyone who is seriously ill, a place to stay and be cared for in a family atmosphere. La Maison de Tara commits to bring to each resident the same quality of care that a family can provide.
Action for the Lions Day 2012 - 2nd June 2012
LC Geneva Nations demonstrated Segway ® Personal Transporters (PT) in front of the Palais Wilson at the Quai Wilson for a small fee for “everyone” to try. The turn out was better than expected - several people, of all ages, tried the Segways! The proceeds were donated to La Maison de Tara, Chêne-Bougeries.
Unlike a car, the Segway PT only has only two wheels, yet it manages to stay upright by itself. To move forward or backward on the Segway PT, the rider just leans slightly forward or backward. To turn left or right, the rider simply moves the steering frame left or right. You get the sense of power and speed, yet you also feel a sense of safety and absolute control. It all feels natural, safe, and instinctive.