Saving Sight is pleased to welcome four new people to its Board of Directors for the 2016-2017 fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Thank you to CC Lion Joe Foster, District 26 M2, Beaufort Lions, VCC Lion Larry Boettcher, District 26 M4, Marceline Lions, Lion Pat Martchink, District 26 M2, House Springs Lions, and Lion Mike Oldelehr, District 26 M7, Jefferson City Host Lions for joining the Saving Sight board. Board members are key to the organization’s success. They actively participate in long-range planning and secure financial resources to support sight-saving programs. As highly visible members of their communities, the board members also enhance Saving Sight’s public standing by sharing the mission, accomplishments, and goals with Lions clubs, the general public, and other partner organizations.

“Our board members provide crucial oversight to help us achieve our goals,” said Tony Bavuso, chief executive officer. “We are able to change more lives by saving sight through their engagement and support.”

Saving Sight also expresses its gratitude to four people who retired from the board of directors on June 30, 2016. “We were honored to have PCC Dan Bernskoetter, PCC Al Blumenberg, CC Gary Curtis and VCC John Deters serve on our board,” Bavuso said. “They provided valuable feedback these past few years. On behalf of the staff and the recipients of our programs, I thank them for their service and wish them all the best.”