Tech approved the creation of the Lions Club in October 2010.The Tech Lions Club pertains to the assistance of individuals with ocular related handicaps, including the visually impaired and those with hearing or speech difficulties.
“We discourse and deliberate with clubs all around our district, state and area in regards to service projects that we can accomplish together,” Heath Kirby, founder and president of the Tech Lions Club, said.
The Tech Lions Club is currently affiliated with the Putnam County Kids Sight, a program that pre-screens children for ocular defects that could potentially lead to blindness.
“The Kids Sight program, in general, is honestly saving the outcome of individual’s lives,” Kirby said.
They also work with the Tennessee Recordings for the Blind and Dyslexic, which provides audio recordings of textbooks for blind or dyslexic individuals.
The Lions Club raises money through fundraisers to help provide eyeglasses and screenings to those who can’t afford them.
Donations are always welcome and can be sent to the Tennessee Tech University Lions Club service account at the First Mercantile Bank. All of the money donated is invested back into the community.
If you are interested in joining or have any questions, contact Heath Kirby at 931-239-8635 or at TTUCookevilleLions@gmail.com.