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Gridley Herald - Gridley, CA
  • Pedro Mota honored by Gridley Lions Club

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  • At a recent dinner meeting held at the Gridley Lions Den, Lion Pedro Mota was honored for his continuing work with the Lions Eye Sight Program.  Pedro was awarded the HELEN KELLER AWARD, a special recognition for his work with the eye glass needs of both youth and adults who cannot afford to purchase much needed eye glasses for themselves.  Pedro, in this role for the Gridley Lions, makes contact with the persons needing glasses who are referred by the schools or the eye doctors, and determines their financial situation and what the Lions can do to help.  Pedro has been responsible for helping almost one hundred individuals over the last ten years.  It was Helen Keller who challenged the newly formed Lions group in 1925  to become "Knights of the Blind".  The International Lions adopted "eye sight" as their primary service from that date on.  Pedro Mota has continued that much needed service for the Gridley Lions Club.  Previous members from the Gridley Lions who have also been honored with this  award are Past Dist. Governor Bob Treuax, and the late Raul Hernandez.
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